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Bebop Spoken There

John Tynan: "Go ahead, call me reactionary. I happen to object to the musical nonsense being peddled in the name of jazz by John Coltrane and his acolyte Eric Dolphy." - (Downbeat November 22, 1961).

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McCoy Tyner: "If anyone want to know how the three of us - Elvin, Jimmy and me - felt about John [Coltrane], listen to the music and you can hear the love and respect we had for each other. The music can really speak more than any of us." - (Melody Maker, August 19, 1967).
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Today Tuesday April 25

Evening
Playtime Collective w. Martin Kershaw (alto); Graeme Stephen (guitar); Mario Caribe (bass); Tom Bancroft (drums). - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £10/£8 (conc.). JNE/Schmazz.
Maine Street Jazzmen - Royal British Legion Club, West Jesmond Ave. Newcastle NE2 3EX. £5. 8:30pm.
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
Lickety Split - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham. 9:00pm. Free (bucket collection).
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Monday, March 07, 2016

CD Review - Jazz @ The Spotted Dog, Birmingham


(Review by Lance)
The Spotted Dog in Digbeth, Birmingham, hosts weekly jazz sessions and this CD showcases the various bands who play there. I'm not sure if the CD is generally available or just a promo re gigs at the pub (every Tuesday). However, I'm sure it will be on sale at the pub and no doubt also available via the website.
The bands represented are the Birmingham Jazz Orchestra; Hanu-Tori; Mark Pringle's Moveable Feast; Toby Boalch Sextet; Mike Fletcher Trio; Outward Quartet; Jonathan Silk Big Band; FRIDA; Young Pilgrims; Autumn.
A diversity of styles indicating the vibrant scene that's happening in just one pub in our, so I'm told, "Second City".
If you're in Birmingham, drop by, on a Tuesday, for a Guinness and some jazz.
Thank you, Jonathan Silk (pictured), for this. If ever I'm down that way I'll certainly look in - providing there's more than Guinness on offer!
This got me around to thinking that there's a whole lot of bands that have made CDs in our "First City" [Newcastle] and wouldn't it be good if someone were to put together a compilation of what our north-east bands are up to?
And, whilst sales generated between, say, 12 bands, wouldn't amount to a hill of beans each, it would, however, make for a decent charitable donation to whatever...
Just a thought...
Lance.

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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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