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Dave Gelly: “From 1 January 1920, when prohibition was imposed in the US, people didn’t stop drinking, they just stopped drinking legally.” – (Jazz Journal October 2017).

Regina Carter: “When I was a teenager, I would daydream about going out on a date and dancing to Ella’s music.” (Down Beat October 2017).

Sunday November 19

Afternoon.

Musicians Unlimited - Park Hotel, Park Rd., Hartlepool TS26 9HU. 01249 233126.1pm. Free.

Tyne Horns - Exchange, Howard Street, North Shields NE30 1SE. 3:00pm. Free. New saxophone quartet – Louise Lambert (alto & tenor), Tom Adams (alto & soprano), Colin Wise (tenor) & Col Smith (baritone).

Mitch Laddie Band - Tyne Bar, Maling Street, Newcastle NE6 1LP. Tel: 0191 265 2550. 3:00pm. Free. Blues band.

Blues @ The Bay - Tanner Smith's, 17-19 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RE, 0191 2525941. 4pm. Blues Jam w. Scott Wall & Charlie Philp.

Somethin' Blue - Vesuvio, 3a Houndgate, Darlington DL1 5RL. 01325 788564. 5pm. Weekly.
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Evening

Arun Ghosh + Steve Ojay - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4666. 8:00pm. £15.30. Sage Two.

Big Muddy - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £5.

Paul Edis + Early Bird Band - Black Bull, Bridge Street, Blaydon NE21 4JJ. Tel: 0191 416 2846. 8:00pm. £5.00. Edis solo piano set followed by the Early Birds.

Toots and Littlefield - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.

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

Monday, November 02, 2015

Circumnavigate your way round to The Globe this Saturday (Nov. 7)

Samuel Eagles, one of the rising stars of the London jazz scene, brings his quartet to the Jazz Bar at the Globe on Saturday November 7. He will also be running a jazz workshop at Sage Gateshead in the afternoon.
On the previous two nights the quartet will have played at the Blue Lamp in Aberdeen and the Jazz Bar in Edinburgh – the two best jazz clubs in Scotland – so let’s give them a warm Geordie welcome.
Unusually, two of the best known jazz pundits on Tyneside (who don’t always agree) are both urging people not to miss this gig – using very similar praise.
“Samuel has emerged from the eyrie in full flight displaying a technique well capable of expressing the multitudinous rush of ideas that flow from his head/soul via either alto or soprano.”
Lance Liddle, Bebop Spoken Here.
“Sam’s quartet injects plenty of contemporary passion into a slightly more mainstream format. The leader unleashes a torrent of ideas from his saxophone.”
Paul Bream, Jazz Alert.
You can expect top quality original jazz – contemporary yet rooted in the jazz tradition – from:
Samuel Eagles – Saxophones; Ralph Wyld – Vibraphone; Daniel Casimir – Double Bass; Dave McKeague – Drums
In the afternoon, from 2pm to 6pm, Samuel and Daniel will be leading our monthly Play Jazz! workshop at Sage Gateshead. Participants will be able to attend the evening gig at half price.
Admission to the gig is £10 on the door or you can buy in advance from http://skdl.it/1iRf2WL
Dave Parker.

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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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