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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 Saturday April 29

Afternoon

1pm: Dean Stockdale Trio. 2:30pm: Abbie Finn Quartet 4pm: Rick Laughlin Trio - Quakerhouse, Mechanics’ Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. 01325 245052. 1:00-5:00pm. Free (donations).

Evening

Dave O’Higgins with Durham Alumni Big Band - Majestic Theatre, Bondgate, Darlington DL3 7JT. Support set by Durham County Youth Big Band (7:15pm). £12.00. (+ concs).

Late night jam session - Quakerhouse, Mechanics’ Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. 01325 245052.10:30pm. Free.

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Ruby Turner - Alnwick Playhouse. 7:30pm. £21.00. & £20.00.

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Fever & Friends - Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields NE333 3NG. 7:30pm. £12.00. 0191 454234.

Bradley Johnston (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 7:30pm. No cover charge.

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

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Smoove & Turrell Calling

(Preview by Russell)
Tyneside’s soul-funk heroes Smoove & Turrell pitch-up at the 2015 Rugby World Cup Fanzone in the shadow of St James’ Park on Sunday October 4. The North East Calling event is one of many cultural happenings associated with the elite egg chasers’ big time global showcase. A four thousand capacity marquee has been erected on the former S & N Brewery site now known as Science Central located just off St James’ Boulevard.

North East Calling is a free event – no ticket required – beginning at four o’clock. Many up-and-coming bands are on the bill and it is Smoove & Turrell who will close the show finishing up by eleven. Gateshead lads, the band tours the world spreading the word. As any Hoochie Coochie regular will tell you, Smoove and Turrell know how to party. John Turrell’s soulful voice has won plaudits from national radio soul DJs and jazz fans know all about bass maestro Andy Champion. Rugger or not, the Fanzone is the place to be on Sunday 4 October!
There’s plenty of beer on tap, and for the energetic, a temporary 3G mini rugby pitch has been laid complete with temporary seating so that you can give it – rugby – a try (no pun intended). Fairground rides are now on site with a ferris wheel so big it can be seen from the moon. The caterers are gearing-up to offer a humble burger to rugby style posh nosh.
You don’t need to be a rugby fan, you don’t need a ticket, just turn up and party – Sunday October 4.

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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