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Bebop Spoken There

Michael Feinstein: “Fred Astaire is my favorite singer. To me, he was the perfect interpreter of American popular song.” – (Jazz Times December 2014).

Bud Shank: “Once I saw California – that was it, I stayed.” – (Jazz Journal May 1991)

Archives.

Today Sunday February 26.

Afternoon.
Mark Williams (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12:30pm. Free.
More Jam - Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 3pm. Free.
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Blues @ The Bay - Tanner Smith's 17-19 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RE, 0191 2525941. 4pm. Free. Blues jam w. Scott Wall & Charlie Philp.
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Musicians Unlimited - Park Hotel, Park Rd., Hartlepool TS26 9HU. 01249 233126.1pm. Free.
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Evening
Maine St. Jazzmen - Seaton Sluice Social Club, Collywell Bay Rd., Seaton Sluice NE26 4QZ. 8pm. £4.
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Shaun Henderson Band - Quakerhouse, Mechanics Yard, Darlington. 6pm. £5.
Jazz Jam - Empty Shop, 35c Framwellgate Bridge, Durham DH1 4SY. 7:30pm. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

2016 Centenaries

January 4 - Slim Gaillard, (d. 1991)
·     January 15 - Artie Shapiro, (d. 2003)
·     February 8 - Jimmy Skidmore, (d. 1998)
·     February 29 - Dinah Shore, (d. 1994)
·     March 6 - Red Callender, (d. 1992)
·     March 15 - Harry James, (d. 1983)
·     March 17 - Ray Ellington, (d. 1985)
·     May 17 - Paul Quinichette, (d. 1983)
·     May 26 - Moondog, (d. 1999)
      June 8 - Freddie Webster, (d. 1947)
July 12 - Sam Taylor,(d.1980)
·     July 24 - Bob Eberly, (d. 1981)
·     July 29 - Charlie Christian, (d. 1942)
·     August 27 - Martha Raye, (d. 1994)
·     September 13 - Dick Haymes, (d. 1980)
·     October 28 - Bill Harris, (d. 1973)
·     November 6 - Ray Conniff, (d. 2002)
·     November 10 - Billy May, (d. 2004)
·     December 11 - Perez Prado, (d. 1989)
·     December 15 - Buddy Cole, (d. 1964)
·     December 18 - Betty Grable, (d. 1973)
·     December 25 Oscar Moore, (d. 1981)
·     December 27 - Johnny Frigo, (d. 2007)
I wonder, will any of them be accorded the 'Sinatra' treatment or even the Billie Holiday acknowledgement?
Lance.
PS: Photo shows Slim Gaillard at the Corner House, Heaton, October 1982

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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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