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Bebop Spoken There

Frank Zappa: "There was so much acid during the '60s that it was very easy for large numbers of people to think they had seen God as soon as the Beatles went boom, boom, boom, you know?." - (DownBeat May 18, 1978). – (DownBeat May 18, 1978).

Ryan Keberle: “Don't be easy on yourself when it comes to playing with perfect intonation. All other instruments will be playing with close-to-perfect intonation; the same should be expected of trombonists.'” – (DownBeat April 2018)

Today Friday March 23


Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.


Jiannis Pavlidis Trio - Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 9:00pm. £8.00. (£6.00. advance).

Hookahs - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

Five Men No Dog - Prohibition Bar, Arch 3, Brandling Street, Gateshead NE8 2BA. 8:00pm (doors 7:00pm). A ‘jar on the bar’ admission event.

Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7pm.

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

Monday, August 03, 2015

Musical Menu @ the Cherry Tree

The Cherry Tree Restaurant (9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond) have announced their weekly Wednesday program as follows:
Wednesday August 5:  Jeremy McMurray, James Birkett and Peter Ayton.
Wednesday August 12: Peter Gilligan, Mark Williams, and Neil Harland.
Wednesday August 19: Paul Edis, Mick Shoulder, Adam Sinclair.
Wednesday August 26: Peter Gilligan, Paul Grainger Russ Morgan (drums) and guest vocalist Alice Grace.
Advance notice
Wednesday November 4: Jo Harrop (pictured) with the Paul Edis Trio. 
Line-up looks good and the food's fantastic!
No cover charge.
Newcastle Restaurant Week Menu
Broccoli and Sweet Roasted Garlic Soup (V) 
Montgomery Cheese and Spinach Soufflé (V)
Grilled Sardines, Bacon, Tomato and Samphire Salad
Home-made Pork and Apricot Terrine, Pickled Shallot, Cheddar, Chicory
Mozzarella, Yoghurt, Marjoram, Lemon and Home-made Focaccia (V)

6oz Bistro Rump Steak, traditional garnish, Fries, Peppercorn Butter
Chicken, Leek and Bacon Pie, Buttered Vegetables
Poached Salmon, New Potatoes, Broccoli, Cabbage, Basil, Lemon Hollandaise 
Smoked Hake, Fennel, Roast Shallot, Turnip Fondant
Roasted Cauliflower, Sage and Hazelnut Carbonara (V) (N)

Milk Chocolate and Orange Brownie, Chantilly, Raspberries
Limoncello Tiramisu, Blackcurrant Compote
Cherry Tree Bakewell Tart, Cherry Sorbet
Home-made Ice Creams and Sorbets
Selection of British Cheeses with our Cherry Tree Chutney

Served Tuesday 4th August to Friday 7th August - noon to 10.00pm
Saturday 8th August - noon to 6.00pm
Lunch - Two Courses £14.00 - Three Courses £17.50
Dinner - Two Courses £17.00 - Three Courses £20.50

Reservations Tel 0191 2399924 or email

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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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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.)
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