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Bebop Spoken There

Howard Riley: “When I started out playing jazz back in the late 50s, early 60s, if you wanted a gig you had to learn some standards.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Eric Harland: “I love swing and I’m always going to swing but I also know that you can take a hip-hop groove and improvise with that just like you would with a swing pattern.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Today Wednesday April 26

Afternoon.
Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. £1. 8pm.
Levee Ramblers NOJB - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:30pm. £3.00.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Greg Spero gigs this weekend

One of our favourite visitors is the American pianist Greg Spero who’s made several appearances in and around these northern parts. Although Greg’s currently on tour with [quote] US pop sensation Halsey, he has managed to shoehorn a couple of concerts in between gigs with the aforementioned young lady. Unfortunately, they are northwest rather than northeast this time around although Lanercost isn’t too far away.
The gigs are as follow:
Sat Sept 12: Dacre Hall, Lanercost, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 2HQ 7.30pm, tickets £10 call 016977 41829 to book a ticket
Sun Sept 13: The Continental, Preston 7.30pm, tickets £10 go to www.newcontinental.net
It's a UK trio with him, all well-known at either side of the Pennines:  Greg Spero – piano; Roz Sluman – saxophone; John Pope – bass; Russ Morgan – drums.
Lance.

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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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