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

Sunday, April 17, 2016

GIJF - Day Three Line-up (Today Sunday April 17)

Philosophy of Improvisation Workshop | 11:00am | St Mary’s Heritage Centre  
Discussions. Participants inc musicians Mike Baggetta (US), Steve Beresford (UK),  Louise Gibbs (UK) & Kris Tiner (US), writers Philip Clark & Andy Hamilton.
Drop-in event (11:00am-5:00pm), free but ticketed, at St Mary’s adjacent to Sage.
Presented by Durham University 
Noel Dennis, Zoë Gilby & Mark Williams | Concourse | 1:00-1:30pm
Café Society Swing | Sage Two | 2:00pm | £13.50
Vimala Rowe (voc), Ciyo Brown (voc), Alex Webb (piano), Denys Baptiste (tenor), 
Sue Richardson (trumpet), Winston Rollins (trombone), Shaney Forbes (drums) ao.
Percy Purseglove & Liam Noble + Malija | NRFH | 2:30pm | £12.50
A ‘Europe Makes Music’ concert.
Malija: Mark Lockheart (tenor & soprano saxophones, bass clarinet), Liam Noble
(piano) & Jasper Høiby (double bass)
Archipelago | Concourse | 2:00-2:30pm
Faye MacCalman (tenor), John Pope (double bass) & Christian Alderson (drums) 
Blind Monk Trio | Concourse | 3:00-3:30pm
Bob Whittaker (tenor), Hugo Harrison (double bass) & Johnny Hunter (drums)
Paul Taylor | Concourse | 4:00-4:30pm
Taylor (solo piano)
Periscopes + 1 | Concourse | 4:45-5:30pm
Emiliano Vernizzi (sax), Alessandro Sgobbio (piano) & Nick Wright (drums)
Make It/Break It | Concourse | 6:30pm
Chris Sharkey conducts 50 musicians in a Festival commission
Simon Spillett Quartet | NRFH | 7:00pm | £12.50
Spillett, John Critchinson (piano), Alec Dankworth (double bass) & Clark Tracey (drums). Concert (one set of 75 minutes duration) preceded by a screening of the documentary film ‘Tubby Hayes – A Man in a Hurry’ + a short Q&A with director  Les Cogswell. 
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires + Smoove & Turrell | Sage One | 7:30pm | £26.50
Bradley in conversation | 6:30pm
Ibrahim Maalouf | Sage Two | 8:30pm | £15.00
Maalouf (trumpet), François Delporte (guitar), Eric Legnini (piano) & Stéphane Galland (drums)
Katherine Stone @ Pizza Express, Dean Street, Newcastle | 8:00pm
Late night jam session @ Pizza Express, Dean Street, Newcastle | 10:00pm
Sunday’s concourse performances programmed by Jazz North East

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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.)
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