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Bebop Spoken There

Jackie McLean: “I can't understand British audiences. In Britain there doesn't seem to be any curiosity." (Melody Maker, April 1, 1961).

Charles Mingus: "It seems to me that if our records were not issued in Britain, the British cats would have to think for themselves" (Jazz News, July 26th 1961)

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Today Tuesday July 25

Evening
Misha Mullov-Abbado Sextet - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane NE25 5DW. 8pm. Free.
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. £10 & £8. JNE gig.
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Maine Street Jazzmen - Royal British Legion Club, West Jesmond Ave., Newcastle NE2 3EX. 8:30pm. £5.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Folk @ The Globe: What Interested Jazz Fans Can Expect

(Preview by Ann Alex)
I know that many jazz people like all kinds of music, so here is a run-down of the Folk music events which are coming to the Globe.  The first of our series of folk gigs was last night, Jan 23 but I don’t think Blogmaster will let me do a full review so I didn’t take notes.  Suffice to say it was a smashing performance of Irish jigs and reels, Breton music and original compositions from Freya Rae (whistle, flute, clarinet) and Louis Bingham (guitar, mandolin).
And what’s to come?
Sat Feb. 20 8pm £5
The LIndie Quartet  (contemporary folk with fiddles, sax, piano)
Sat Mar. 12 8pm £5
Speldosa (spellbinding music with hammer dulcimer, harp, fiddle)
Thurs Apr. 28 7.30pm £10
Tom McConville & David Newey
 (virtuoso fiddler returns to his childhood home.  He lived in the Globe!)
And don’t forget the regular Folk and Acoustic Night, 1st Thursday of the month, 7.30pm Free, donations welcome.
Ann Alex.

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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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