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Bebop Spoken There

Sonny Rollins: "I work very hard. I wear out suits playing." - (Downbeat May 29, 1969.)

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Bob Brookmeyer: "The group's philosophy? We're saving to buy new uniforms - the ties wore out." - (Crescendo March 1965).

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Today Monday March 27

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.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Vintage Chart Toppers Episode 7

Here's the playlist of Colin Aitchison's latest RTHK radio show - Episode 7:
Woody Herman: At the Woodchoppers Ball.
Ah! how many of us, of a certain age, cut their jazz teeth on that one? In later years bands used to take it up a tone each chorus. The smart Alecs did it in semi-tones!
Billie Holiday: God Bless the Child.
These days, every nightingale sings this one but none ever matched Billie's version.
Joe Loss/Chick Henderson: Begin the Beguine.
The late Frank Wappett wrote an excellent book on Henderson. Must dig it out and read again.
(Still prefer the Artie Shaw version)!
Paul Whiteman: From Monday On.
Great arrangement for the time. Always good to hear Bix.
The Mills Brothers: Paper Doll.
I suppose these days it would be called Inflatable Doll!
Listen.
Lance.

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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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