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Danny Gatton: "I was tired of playing in beer joints. I wanted to do something tangible like building cars. But once you do music it gets into your blood. You can get away from it for awhile but sooner or later it comes back to you." - (Down Beat April 1991).

Tal Farlow: "There were times when I would stop [playing guitar] and do sign painting." - (Downbeat December 5, 1963)

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Today Tuesday August 22

Afternoon
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Evening
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
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Saturday, February 13, 2016

RIP Brian Sibbald

BRIAN SIBBALD, one of North Tyneside's best-known and respected bass players, passed away on Sunday 7 February 2016, aged 70 years. His love of music covered all the genres, but his real passion was for jazz, especially the classic jazz and blues of the early 20th century and the big band swing music of the 1930's - his knowledge of this music was encyclopaedic. 
The service and interment is at Whitley Bay Cemetery on Thursday 18th February at 10.30am. Sadly missed by his wife Shirley, daughter Rebecca, son-in-law Kevin, grandson Bobby, family and friends. 
RIP. 
Brian Bennett.

1 comment :

  1. So sorry to hear about Brian Sibbald. Nice bass player and a nice charming person to talk with, very knowledgeable.
    I just saw him in July last year, when I had a blow with Rendezvous Jazz at the Monkseaton Arms. He will be very much missed.

    R.I.P.
    Colin Aitchison
    Hong Kong

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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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