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Bebop Spoken There

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

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Some Local Jazz History

I'm an expat Geordie clarinettist, who left the area for Carlisle in 1962, and who, I'm pleased to report, is still playing in the Kendal/Morecambe area.
I've just been down to the funeral in Guildford of my old friend Phil Johnson, with whom I played in a short-lived band called the KC Stompers, and his son gave me the attached cutting which I thought might be of interest.   The date would have been sometime in winter 1956-7.
Incidentally, I joined the Alley Cats in 1957 or 58 and played alongside Joe Errington and Allan Palliser for about 2 years (I've seen the photo of the band on your website, but the clarinettist must have been the guy who preceded me).
Great website, by the way - keep up the good work!
Bruce Carnaffin

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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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