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Bebop Spoken There

Howard Riley: “When I started out playing jazz back in the late 50s, early 60s, if you wanted a gig you had to learn some standards.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Eric Harland: “I love swing and I’m always going to swing but I also know that you can take a hip-hop groove and improvise with that just like you would with a swing pattern.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Today Wednesday April 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.
Levee Ramblers NOJB - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:30pm. £3.00.
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Jones Remembers Herbie Goins…and Nigel Stanger

Paul Jones’ weekly blues programme is essential listening. This week the Blues Band’s front man paid tribute to Herbie Goins. An Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated version of I Got a Woman featured two tenor players – Brian Smith and Nigel Stanger. On alto was Ray Warleigh. Jones remembers meeting Stanger for the first time in 1962.  
Post Alexis Korner material included a track of interest to Tyneside jazz and blues fans. Mike Carr and, John McLaughlin (one time resident of Whitley Bay) feature on Comin’ Home to You.    
Guitarist Norman Beaker, similarly name-checked, happens to be in Newcastle in three weeks’ time with Chris Farlowe at Newcastle Labour Club (December 17).
Russell
Paul Jones (BBC Radio 2, 7:00pm, Monday) is available on BBC iPlayer for thirty days.   

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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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