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Bebop Spoken There

Miles Kington: "If the intake of alcohol fails to improve a jazz player's performance, why do jazz listeners think it improves their appreciation?" - (Jazz Express October 1982).

Barbara Jay: "My first gig was at the Astoria, Charing Cross Rd. It seemed like a den of iniquity to me. All the Soho girls were there and the gigolos with their old women paying them to dance..." - (Jazz UK May 2008.)

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Today Sunday February 26.

Afternoon.
Mark Williams (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12:30pm. Free.
More Jam - Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 3pm. Free.
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Blues @ The Bay - Tanner Smith's 17-19 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RE, 0191 2525941. 4pm. Free. Blues jam w. Scott Wall & Charlie Philp.
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Musicians Unlimited - Park Hotel, Park Rd., Hartlepool TS26 9HU. 01249 233126.1pm. Free.
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Evening
Maine St. Jazzmen - Seaton Sluice Social Club, Collywell Bay Rd., Seaton Sluice NE26 4QZ. 8pm. £4.
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Shaun Henderson Band - Quakerhouse, Mechanics Yard, Darlington. 6pm. £5.
Jazz Jam - Empty Shop, 35c Framwellgate Bridge, Durham DH1 4SY. 7:30pm. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Friday Night?

Tomorrow night sees Pizza Express, Dean Street move into a parallel universe. Not only is the Soho venue continuing to thrive but Newcastle's Dean St. operation is dipping its toe into the jazz/pizza experience. Most people who love jazz love pizzas - correct me if I'm wrong! - so this is an opportunity to savour the mix.
The Matt Jacobs Trio are the featured band in the upstairs room and if you heard Matt at the Jazz Café Jam Session on Tuesday you will have a hint of what's in store. Doors are at 7pm with the band hitting the stage at 8pm. Admission is free but there is a price to pay, The Gerry Richardson Quartet are at the Jazz Café starting at 9pm and you don't want to miss them either! So, get there for 8pm have a pizza and a few Peroni's then get yourself over to The Caff.
Of course, if Matt's trio are as good as he was at the jam then you may have to toss a coin - tough call.
Lance 

2 comments :

  1. You're all missing an excellent performance from the Matt Jacobs Trio here at the inaugural session of Dean St Pizza Express Jazz sessions. It's free entry, relaxed ambience upstairs away from the Friday night hubub but with a birds-eye view of the antics of the Geordie Friday night out! See you here next for our local Mo Scott Trio on Nov 11th followed by 2more before Christmas.
    (We know you're all missing this tonight because its been a hidden secret so far...and there are spare tables.) Tell your friends, book your table or come early and take your chance.... Continue to support live jazz venues. See you there.

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  2. Simonne, my apologies, I arrived at the venue only to be confronted with a staircase that my arthritic knee didn't feel able to cope with. I know, I'm a wimp! I will, of course do my best to publicise future events. Apologies also to Matt - a very fine pianist.

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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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