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Sonny Rollins: "I work very hard. I wear out suits playing." - (Downbeat May 29, 1969.)

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Bob Brookmeyer: "The group's philosophy? We're saving to buy new uniforms - the ties wore out." - (Crescendo March 1965).

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Today Saturday March 25

Afternoon

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Evening

James Harrison (solo piano) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 7:30pm. No cover charge.

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Saturday, November 07, 2015

Jazz for Free Thinkers @ Sage Gateshead

BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking Festival takes place at Sage Gateshead this weekend (Nov 6-8). The annual event gathers together free thinkers, the curious and the bemused. This year Jazz Record Requests pops-up on the concourse. You are welcome to attend a live broadcast of the programme on Saturday at 4:00pm. Please arrive fifteen minutes before Alyn Shipton and guests go ‘live’. One request is to hear Barbara Thompson and another listener wants to hear Henry Grimes. You may spot a familiar face!
Following JRR at five o’clock on Radio 3 is Jazz Line-Up. A pre-London Jazz Festival special, there should be something worth listening to. At midnight, again on Radio 3, the subject of Geoffrey Smith’s Jazz is Dizzy Gillespie.
Finally, on Monday over on Radio 2, Paul Jones will be playing new releases including a track from County Durham’s blues-rock guitarist Mitch Laddie.   
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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