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Bebop Spoken There

Jackie McLean: “I can't understand British audiences. In Britain there doesn't seem to be any curiosity." (Melody Maker, April 1, 1961).

Charles Mingus: "It seems to me that if our records were not issued in Britain, the British cats would have to think for themselves" (Jazz News, July 26th 1961)

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Today Wednesday July 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.
Jo Harrop & Joel Byrne McCullough - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2AE. 7:30pm. No cover charge. 7:30pm. 0191 2399924
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Today! Scrum Down with Dr Edis and Dexter’s Gay Gordons!

Sage Gateshead’s concourse café has had a make-over. A temporary artificial rugby pitch is in situ, a TV shows World Cup Rugby matches and live music ‘associated’ with the big event will fit around scrum downs, line-outs and other public school boy shenanigans.
Today, Saturday, Sage Gateshead is determined not to be kicked into touch by the festival of rugby that has, seemingly, gripped Tyneside. A day of music on the concourse will see shameless bandwagon-jumping based on the theory ‘if you can’t beat ‘em’. Dr Paul Edis will lead a bemused group of student musicians in a set of tunes inextricably linked to the day’s warring nations – South Africa and Scotland. The Springbok (tenuous) link? Piano master Abdullah Ibrahim. The Flower of Scotland connection? The Gay Gordons, Dexter Gordon(s)-style! Four o’clock start. This could be a contender for Gig(gle) of the Year!       
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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