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Bebop Spoken There

Ken Peplowski: I try to play the clarinet like a clarinet and not like a guy doubling on another instrument.– (Down Beat July 2004).

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James Morrison: “I’m not a trumpet player that doubles on flugelhorn. I’m a musician that plays trumpet, flugelhorn, euphonium and the rest. – (Jazz Journal January 1992).

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Today Thursday January 19

Evening.
Maine St. Jazzmen - Potters Wheel, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5EE. 8:30pm. 0191 4888068.
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Tees Hot Club w. Jeremy McMurray (keys); Mark Toomey (alto). - Dorman's, Oxford Rd., Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Free.
New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge Hotel, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees. 8:30pm.
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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Africarmen @ Dance City

Bawren Tavaziva’s Africarmen is on tour, next stop Newcastle. Artistic Director and Choreographer Tavaziva’s dance creation is of interest to Bebop Spoken Here due to the involvement of Jazz Warriors’ co-founder Fayyaz Virgi. This touring production should be of interest regardless, but the trombonist’s jazz credentials are the obvious attraction.
From the early days of the Jazz Warriors to Graham Collier to Carla Bley’s Very Big Band to Jason Moran’s Big Band to Amy Winehouse and many others, Fayyaz Virgi works across the disciplines. He has composed and arranged the music for Africarmen and this week the production calls at Newcastle’s Dance City for two nights. Set in an oil-rich military dictatorship somewhere in Africa, the story follows Carmen’s dreams   of escape and a better life.
To book your seat for Friday 12 or Saturday 13 February (or both) call Dance City on 0191 261 0505 or visit www.dancecity.com. Africarmen also visits Jersey, Doncaster, Inverness and Musselburgh. Visit www.tavazivadance.com.        
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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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