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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 Sunday April 23

Afternoon.
Ian Harrington (solo piano) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12:30pm. Free.
Broken Levee - Tyne Bar, Maling St., Newcastle. 3pm. Free.
Blues @ The Bay - Tanner Smith's 17-19 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RE, 0191 2525941. 4pm. Free. Blues jam w. Scott Wall & Charlie Philp.
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Musicians Unlimited - Park Hotel, Park Rd., Hartlepool TS26 9HU. 01249 233126.1pm. Free.
Hot Club du Nord - Village Hall, 30 High St., Swainby, Northallerton DL6 3EG. 1pm. 01642 700886. (Bubble charity)
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Evening
Darlington Big Band - Darlington Conservative & Unionist Club, Commercial St., Darlington DL3 6JG. 01325 467019. 6pm.
Maine St. Jazzmen - Seaton Sluice Social Club, Collywell Bay Rd., Seaton Sluice NE26 4QZ. 8pm. £4.
Swing at Twilight w. Minnie Fraser Quartet - Riding Mill Parish Hall, Northumberland. 7:15pm. £10. Profits to charity.
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Corner House, Heaton, Newcastle NE6 5RP. 7:00pm. Event is a book launch (Chris Cross’ Geordie Book of Magic) and a birthday party.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Friday, April 15, 2016

GIJF Day One Line-up

Bugalu Foundation | Concourse | 6:30pm
Gregory Porter | Sage One | 7:30pm (SOLD OUT)
Arun Ghosh Sextet | Sage Two | 7:45pm | £13.50
Line-up Ghosh (clarinet), Chris Williams (alto), John Ellis (piano), Liran Donin (bass) & Dave Walsh (drums)
Additional afternoon performance on concourse following three-day residency with
Roman Road Primary School
Evan Parker | NRFH | 8:30pm | £10.00 (Parker solo performance)
Parker in conversation with Graham McKenzie | Barbour Room | 7:30pm | Free to
concert ticket holders.
Michel Reis/Stefan Karl Schmid - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9pm. Free.
Strictly Smokin’ Big Band | Concourse | 10:00pm
Band plus jazz dancers. Second set at 11:00pm
Liane Carroll | Sage Two | 10:15pm | £12.50
Ian Shaw is Carroll’s special guest
World Service Project + Chris Sharkey | NRFH | 10:30pm | £12.50
Strictly Smokin’ Big Band | Concourse | 11:00pm
Second set
Late night jam session @ The Globe | 10:00pm | £5.00
House band: Steve Glendinning Trio. Glendinning (guitar), Paul Grainger (double bass) & Mark Robertson (drums)

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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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