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Frank Tate: “Travelling’s part of life. It just goes with the job. It’s in one’s best interests, I think, to enjoy it, because it’s sure what you’re gonna be doing!” – (Jazz Journal February 1992)

Joe Temperley"I was on the bus as Carney's replacement. I said to Harold Ashby 'Where are we going?' He answered 'What difference does it make?' " - (Jazz UK January 2013.)

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Today Saturday January 21

Evening

James Harrison (solo piano) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 7:30pm. No cover charge.

Hannah Taylor/Alix Shepherd - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. Free 7.pm 0191 2331010.

Dutch Treat - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9pm. £3.

Budtet - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8pm. £5.

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

Friday, September 11, 2015

Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society

(Report by Russell).
Tyneside has its share of high profile jazz gigs, it also has a plethora of low key, long-running events at which enthusiasts do their thing without fanfare, without seeking the support of funding bodies. Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society is one such institution.
Members meet fortnightly in Gateshead Central Library to discuss and listen to jazz. A varied programme, themes for 2015 include the Great American Songbook, the female vocalist in jazz and a salute to Frank Sinatra. There’s a Christmas quiz and, early in the new year, an observance of obituaries notified during 2015.
At a recent meeting those present expressed their disappointment upon hearing of a last minute change to the programme. One member came prepared; Ron Guariento spoke at length, with audio illustrations, about the life and career of Jerome Kern. Mr Guariento,  a student of the Gas Book, surveyed Kern’s song-writing output pre-Gas Book, through to the silver screen classic musicals of Astaire and Rogers, to his death in New York at the all-too-early age of sixty in 1945. In a personal aside, Guariento recalled his visit to the Big Apple and making a pilgrimage of sorts in walking along the street on which the subject of his presentation – Jerome Kern – collapsed shortly before his untimely end.
Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society meets next on Thursday 24 September. The subject will be: The Title asks the Question – What? When? Where? Why? How? If? etc. It starts at five o’clock. You’re sure of a warm welcome.
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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