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Bebop Spoken There

Howard Riley: “When I started out playing jazz back in the late 50s, early 60s, if you wanted a gig you had to learn some standards.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Eric Harland: “I love swing and I’m always going to swing but I also know that you can take a hip-hop groove and improvise with that just like you would with a swing pattern.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Today Saturday April 29

Afternoon

1pm: Dean Stockdale Trio. 2:30pm: Abbie Finn Quartet 4pm: Rick Laughlin Trio - Quakerhouse, Mechanics’ Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. 01325 245052. 1:00-5:00pm. Free (donations).

Evening

Dave O’Higgins with Durham Alumni Big Band - Majestic Theatre, Bondgate, Darlington DL3 7JT. Support set by Durham County Youth Big Band (7:15pm). £12.00. (+ concs).

Late night jam session - Quakerhouse, Mechanics’ Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. 01325 245052.10:30pm. Free.

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Ruby Turner - Alnwick Playhouse. 7:30pm. £21.00. & £20.00.

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Fever & Friends - Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields NE333 3NG. 7:30pm. £12.00. 0191 454234.

Bradley Johnston (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 7:30pm. No cover charge.

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

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Tube Revisited

There was an interesting piece in the Guardian about the music programme The Tube that was made in Newcastle by Tyne Tees Television in the 1980s. At the time I was living in the wilds of Northumberland and didn't watch much television so I missed most of the programmes. However, it has now acquired cult status - although watching it at a distance the reason for this is not entirely clear – but maybe you had to be there at the time.
Anyway, Jools Holland, one of the presenters, describes how the presenters and artists used to stay in the same hotel in Newcastle and that he would take the artists to the Rose and Crown pub up the road. As he says 'When I took Miles Davis in there with his horn, Jimmy, the wonderfully gloomy landlord said, "He's not playing that in here." Little did Gloomy Jimmy know that the chances of Miles playing his horn at the actual gig were pretty slim, never mind in a city centre pub in Newcastle.
JC.
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2 comments :

  1. Miles Davis was in The Rose & Crown! You learn something every day. Probably no Blue Plaque.

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  2. And remember the controversy/shock/horror when Jools let slip with the 'groovy f$%£*&s' - Mary Whitehouse was predictably appalled!

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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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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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