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Bebop Spoken There

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


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



Today Monday March 27

Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Hugh's Choice

CD of the year
Andy Sheppard - Surrounded by Sea
Liane Carroll - Seaside
Maciek Pysz - A Journey
Gig of the Year
Buck Clayton Legacy Band - Ellington @ Sage Gateshead
Vasilis Xenopoulos and Paul Edis Trio @ Black Bull Blaydon
Cerebral jazz
Julian Arguelles Tetra @ Sage Gateshead
Visceral jazz
Gerry Richardson's Big Idea @ Hoochie Coochie
Best gig I didn't attend
Vasilis Xenopoulos & Paul Edis/Gala Big Band @ Ushaw College.  Great BSH review which was instrumental (I use the word advisedly) in prompting us to visit Ushaw College - very interesting history and architecture (and a nice tea in the cafe!).
Hugh C.

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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.)
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