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Danny Gatton: "I was tired of playing in beer joints. I wanted to do something tangible like building cars. But once you do music it gets into your blood. You can get away from it for awhile but sooner or later it comes back to you." - (Down Beat April 1991).

Tal Farlow: "There were times when I would stop [playing guitar] and do sign painting." - (Downbeat December 5, 1963)

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Today Tuesday August 22

Afternoon
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Evening
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Dean Stockdale @ The Vermont Hotel - July 26

Dean Stockdale (piano)
(Review by Russell)
The third and final day of the Sunderland International Air Show. The forecast suggested the flying machines could be grounded. In the event they just about got away with it. The first spots of rain landed in Newcastle city centre ‘round four o’clock.
The Vermont Hotel’s late-Sunday afternoon piano jazz set had, without fanfare/publicity, been brought forward a couple of hours to two o’clock. Thankfully Dean Stockdale knew about the change and arrived on time!
The Redwood Bar does Sunday afternoon teas. As Stockdale sat at the piano, guests nibbled at scones, iced slices of whatever, stacked three stories high on multi-story silver plates. An afternoon treat for the gluttonous, the jazz an afternoon treat for the listening few (one).
Have You Met Miss Jones? (the Redwood Bar the perfect rendezvous should one seek an out-of-the-way place for that quiet/illicit meeting), I Get a Kick Out of You, Stockdale did the job, played first class material, the audience, had it materialised, would have loved it.
As one guest left the hotel, the headlights of his Mini shone brightly against the charcoal-grey sky. The rain came tumblin’ down, hotel staff cleared tables, Dean Stockdale played Tenderly. Job done.
Russell.

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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