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Bebop Spoken There

Alan Broadbent: “I really enjoy working with some singers. It depends. Again, there has to be a give and take between the two of us. Otherwise, it’s just a job and I’m too old for that now.”(Jazz Times February 2015).

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Alan Broadbent: “As soon as I heard where Georgia [Mancio] was coming from, and the tradition in terms of songwriting and her appreciation of standards, it was basically the same as mine.” – (Jazzwise April 2017)

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Archives.

Today Thursday March 30.

Afternoon
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Rd., Holystone, Newcastle (ish) NE27 0DA. 1pm. Free.
Evening.
Maine St. Jazzmen - Potters Wheel, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5EE. 8:30pm. 0191 4888068
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Strictly Smokin' Big Band- The Millstone, Haddrick's Mill Rd., South Gosforth NE3 3DB. 7pm. Free.
Pasadena Roof Orchestra - Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields NE33 3NG. 7:30pm. £19/£17.50 (conc.)
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Tees Hot Club w. Bruce Taylor (keys); John Brett (tenor); Ray Dales (alto) - Dorman's, Oxford Rd., Middlesbrough. 9pm. Free.
New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - The Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees. 8:30pm.
Paul Skerritt Band - Pennyweight, Bakehouse Hill, Darlington DL1 5QA. 9pm. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

A Radio Riddle

(Preview by Russell)
Three radio programmes to tune into this week. Jazz on 3 (Monday, 11:00pm) presents highlights from this summer’s Vision Festival in New York featuring Roscoe Mitchell (Art Ensemble of Chicago). On Wednesday BBC Radio 4 Extra presents a programme first broadcast in 2005 in which Christopher Bigsby talks to Arthur Miller. Playwright Miller recorded spirituals and blues sung by North Carolina’s poor in 1941. In Arthur Miller: the Accidental Music Collector expect to hear something special. The half hour documentary will be aired three times at 6:30am, 1:30pm and again at 8:30pm. Finally, Friday Night is Music Night (Radio 2, 8:00pm) celebrates the talents of Nelson Riddle. The BBC Big Band and BBC Concert Orchestra will be joined by Clare Teal and, from America, Curtis Stigers.   
Russell.
(Ed. Note): And, of course, Gary Copley on Radio York and Leeds:6pm – 9pm every Sunday.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/bbc_radio_york
PS: The Chris Ingham Quartet track on Hoagy's My Resistance is Low has Russ Morgan on drums! Russ of course is now a stalwart of the north-east jazz scene.

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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.
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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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