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Bebop Spoken There

Jim Hall: "Won't play loud, can't play fast" - (From one of the great guitarist's business cards brought to our attention by Roly Veitch).

Joel Harrison: “It’s incredibly hard to play bebop on guitar, harder than on saxophone.” – (Jazz Times August 2015)

Today Tuesday June 27

Evening
CANCELLED! Atlas - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:15pm. £10/£8 (conc.). JNE 'Women Make Music'.
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Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
Maine Street Jazzmen - 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 03, 2016

George Wein and Andy Hudson

Love this photo of Andy Hudson and George Wein taken at the latter's 90th birthday celebration in NYC.
Wein, apart from being a respected pianist and power behind the throne of the Newport Jazz Festival, had a long term jazz partnership with fellow pianist and entrepreneur Hudson. This included the 1978 Cleveland Jazz Festival at Ayresome Park, then the home of Middlesbrough football club, where the town on the Tees played host to more jazz legends than were currently playing in downtown Manhattan, LA or anywhere else in America! Apart from that, Andy and George also collaborated on  London's Capital Jazz Festival and remained in contact over the years Here they're getting together again at his birthday party in Carnegie Hall last November.
Priceless!
Lance.
PS: And, Andy tells me, George's still gigging!

1 comment :

  1. A happy day indeed.
    George is still working on a daily basis from his office /apartment on the Upper East side and only seems a little slower than he was 20 years ago.
    He still enjoys fine wines, which I have long thought was the key to long life.
    In fact many years ago in the Capital Jazz years George told me that he had visited his US doctor who had asked that inevitable question “How much do you drink?” to which George replied a bottle of GOOD wine every day “ That’s ridiculous” he was told – “you must cut down your intake.” Later in the month George was at his European house in Vence and arranged another doctor’s visit…And predictably the same question came up and the same answer was given “ Eh bien” said the Doctor “ C’est normal”. Moral of the anecdote – Get a second opinion from a FRENCH Doctor.

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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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