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Danny Gatton: "I was tired of playing in beer joints. I wanted to do something tangible like building cars. But once you do music it gets into your blood. You can get away from it for awhile but sooner or later it comes back to you." - (Down Beat April 1991).

Tal Farlow: "There were times when I would stop [playing guitar] and do sign painting." - (Downbeat December 5, 1963)

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Today Tuesday August 22

Afternoon
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Evening
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
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Thursday, April 07, 2016

SNJO Take the Scenic Route from Edinburgh to Glasgow (via Sage Gateshead!)

The familiar opening bars of Take Five were the soundtrack to sixties swing and mid-twentieth century cool. The tune made Dave Brubeck a household name, but also changed perceptions of jazz as a niche art form.  
Throughout his long and fulfilled career, Brubeck created stunning music of depth and breadth. He consolidated his initial success by continuing to explore unusual time signatures, but a gift for counterpoint and harmony also contributed to his widespread popularity.
The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra has specially commissioned respected composer Bill Dobbins, currently professor of Jazz at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, to arrange Brubeck’s music and provide new insights into his most iconic compositions.
The SNJO is joined by Bill Dobbins at the piano and John Nugent on alto saxophone to interpret the complex and deeply spiritual work of a composer who remains loved and revered in equal measure.
Website www.snjo.co.uk

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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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