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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 Monday April 24

Afternoon.
Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
Evening.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Purseglove & Noble Make More European Music

At short notice Percy Purseglove and Liam Noble have stepped into the breach to play a set in the Northern Rock Foundation Hall at the Gateshead International Jazz Festival. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Airelle Besson Duo will not now be appearing. The duo of trumpeter/bassist Percy Purseglove and pianist Liam Noble will team up to play a set in a Europe Makes Music double bill with Malija on Sunday afternoon at 2:30pm.
Purseglove is in town to play his part in Phil Meadows’ Lifecycles concert on Saturday in Hall One with the Royal Northern Sinfonia and Jambone. Staying on for this duo concert is an unexpected bonus for Purseglove and the audience. Pianist Liam Noble is similarly involved with Lifecycles and by chance is one-third of Malija, the other half of Sunday’s double bill. Malija – Noble, Mark Lockheart (reeds) and Jasper Høiby (double bass) – recently released the acclaimed CD The Day I Had Everything on Edition Records.
Tickets are available from Sage Gateshead’s ticket office. Telephone: 0191 443 4661.  

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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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