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Michelle Coltrane: "It was Geri Allen who told me, 'Why don't you work with a guitar player? It's a lot easier. They're mobile, all the pianos are out of tune'" - DownBeat March 2018.

Verneri Pohjola: “I've been trying to get away from being 'a young and promising trumpet player' for over twenty years” DownBeat March 2018.

Today Wednesday February 21

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8:00pm. £1.00.

Chris Sharkey - Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. £5.00. (students free). Duo with James Mainwaring.

The Village Hall New Orleans Band - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm £3.00.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson Street, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Saturday, January 09, 2016

The Jazz Ambassadors (and others) One More Time, Once More

In regulation BBC-speak there’s ‘another chance to hear’ (a repeat, but welcome repeat) of Guy Barker’s ten part survey Jazz Junctions. Thursday’s first programme on Radio 2, 10:00pm, began with the Original Dixieland Jazz Band (catch up on iPlayer). The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show (BBC 6 Music, today, Saturday, 6:00pm) features a Brian Auger session. The Hammond man recently played Sage Gateshead.  
Back in the day the US State Department deployed a secret weapon in the Middle East. A regiment of some of our greatest jazz musicians visited Syria and other areas of ‘strategic interest’. Dizzy, Louis, Brubeck and other jazz diplomats did what they were best known for and played jazz, jazz, jazz (better than war, war, war). In another repeat, Julian Joseph guides us through their story with Charlie Persip’s contribution a particularly illuminating listen (Radio 4, Tuesday at 4:00pm). That Reminds Me (BBC Radio 4 Extra, Tuesday, six o’clock) rewinds to 2001 to hear George Melly’s thoughts on jazz, art, angling and more.
In the early hours of Wednesday and Thursday (1:00am) on BBC 6 Music catch episodes 14 and 15 of the 52 part series The Story of Pop. The two programmes focus on the blues, first the African-American originators, then the British enthusiasts.     
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.
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