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Bebop Spoken There

Sonny Rollins: "I work very hard. I wear out suits playing." - (Downbeat May 29, 1969.)

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Bob Brookmeyer: "The group's philosophy? We're saving to buy new uniforms - the ties wore out." - (Crescendo March 1965).

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Today Tuesday March 28

Jonathan Silk's Fragment Quartet - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £10/£8. JNE/Schmazz gig.
Maine Street Jazzmen - Royal British Legion Club, West Jesmond ave., Newcastle NE2 3EX. 8:30pm. £5.
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
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Northern Monkey Brass Band - The Fox, West End Tce., Hexham NE46 3DB. 9pm.
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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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