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

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Delius, Davidson and the Drive-by Truckers: What is Southern about the Music of the US South?

(Preview by Russell)
Sounds a bit like an academic paper? Well, sort of. Brian Ward is Professor in American Studies at Northumbria University. His research interests include the modern US South, civil rights and Anglo-American cultural relations. A published author and contributor of scholarly articles to numerous publications including Just My Soul Responding: Rhythm and Blues, Black Consciousness and Race Relations, future books will examine workers’ lives in the early US recording industry and the relationship between the Beatles and the US South.       
Northumbria University’s current Public Lecture series concludes with Professor Ward asking the question – ‘What is Southern about the Music of the US South?’ on Monday 18 January at City Campus East. Having heard Ward lecture on similar topics this event comes highly recommended. Open to the public, free admission, with a six o’clock start the lecture will last one hour. City Campus East is the eye-catching building on the site of the old Manors Goods Yard just out of Newcastle city centre and directly across the road from Manors Metro Station. Head for Lecture Theatre 002 in the Business and Law Building.               
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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