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Bebop Spoken There

Dave Gelly: “From 1 January 1920, when prohibition was imposed in the US, people didn’t stop drinking, they just stopped drinking legally.” – (Jazz Journal October 2017).

Regina Carter: “When I was a teenager, I would daydream about going out on a date and dancing to Ella’s music.” (Down Beat October 2017).

Today Tuesday November 21

Afternoon

Classic Swing - The Ship, Front St., Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free. New weekly mainstream session. 2 mins from Monkseaton metro.
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Evening

Jam session - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm Free. Session led by Mark Williams.

Omar Sosa + Seckou Keita - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead NE8 2JR. 0191 443 4666. 8:00pm. £21.80. Sage Two.

Gypsy Jazz Jam - Prohibition Bar, Arch 3, Brandling Street, Gateshead NE8 2BA. Doors 7:00pm. Free. ‘No audience as such – everyone is a player/musician or a gypsy!’

Charles Gordon - Vermont Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. 0191 233 1010. 10:00pm. Free.

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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Jazz Co-op @ The Globe: Folk Meets Jazz: August 6

All credit to those of us who were present: there weren’t a lot of people, because of holidays and other events, but we all managed to make interesting music and have a good time. It would have been ideal to have more jazz instrumentalists, so all ye jazzers out there, why not come along to the next Jazz Meets Folk, on Thursday September 3, 8pm?

Ian Forbes, when he wasn’t drumming for other people’s songs, became a pop singer for the night, singing along to his own backing tracks, songs such as Hi Ho Silver Lining. Minnie Fraser did sterling stuff with her fiddle (NB it’s never called a violin in folk music) with Ashokan Farewell and pleasing renditions of songs including John Anderson and Green Grow The Rushes O.  That last song is from a Robert Burns poem.  Bill played spoons (ie ordinary household spoons used as percussion) and did Irish songs; Eva sang Every Time You Say Goodbye and other jazz sings; Sheila did 2 connected songs about the moon, Blue Moon and Blue Moon Of Kentucky. I seem to remember singing a couple of blues numbers myself, and everyone joining in an Americana song with drums, spoons, fiddle and a tambourine which just happened to be lying around on the piano.

Ann Alex 

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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.
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