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Bebop Spoken There

Miles Kington: "If the intake of alcohol fails to improve a jazz player's performance, why do jazz listeners think it improves their appreciation?" - (Jazz Express October 1982).

Barbara Jay: "My first gig was at the Astoria, Charing Cross Rd. It seemed like a den of iniquity to me. All the Soho girls were there and the gigolos with their old women paying them to dance..." - (Jazz UK May 2008.)

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Today Sunday February 26.

Afternoon.
Mark Williams (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12:30pm. Free.
More Jam - Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 3pm. Free.
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Blues @ The Bay - Tanner Smith's 17-19 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RE, 0191 2525941. 4pm. Free. Blues jam w. Scott Wall & Charlie Philp.
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Musicians Unlimited - Park Hotel, Park Rd., Hartlepool TS26 9HU. 01249 233126.1pm. Free.
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Evening
Maine St. Jazzmen - Seaton Sluice Social Club, Collywell Bay Rd., Seaton Sluice NE26 4QZ. 8pm. £4.
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Shaun Henderson Band - Quakerhouse, Mechanics Yard, Darlington. 6pm. £5.
Jazz Jam - Empty Shop, 35c Framwellgate Bridge, Durham DH1 4SY. 7:30pm. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Super Saturday - well mainly...


(Review by Lance)
What a day this has been what a rare mood I'm in why it's almost like being in Hoboken (or Trent Bridge - but not Leicester!)
The day began well with the Ashes victory and continued for me by watching last night's Sinatra shows on BBC4. Part 1 of the four part series All or Nothing at All gave us an atmospheric look at Old Blue Eyes' early days with tantalisingly brief song snatches. Look forward to Part 2.
The John Wilson/Seth MacFarlane/Jamie Parker/Claire Martin  Prom package at the Albert Hall was a delight with all singers on form although, like so many before them, not within an inch of the original!
For me, the highlight was Claire Martin singing The Folks Who Live on the Hill. Peggy Lee made this her own but Claire came closer than anyone in capturing the poignant magic of that Jerome Kern classic. Just to hear so many great songs was fantastic. No High Hopes, Strangers in the Night, My Way or Something Stupid, just gassers from the pens of the greats
Great start to the football season by Sunderland with them scoring two goals - they don't do that very often. Shame Leicester City scored four.
Lance.

1 comment :

  1. fully agree,but what of Jamie Parker?I loved his "What's new?"

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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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