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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.

Monday, May 09, 2016

More Discs to Die For.

It's some years now since we requested readers to submit their Five Discs to Die For. The idea was to provide a guide for those fans
maybe just dipping their toe into the often cloudy jazz stream. We received an excellent response the results of which are linked in the right-hand column pages. Today one of our newer reviewers, Steven Tulip, submitted his choices:
Miles Davis - Nefertiti.
John Coltrane - Africa Brass.
Duke Ellington - And His Mother Called Him Bill.
Charles Mingus - Tijuana Moods.
Weather Report - Black Market.
This prompted me to think that some of our readers/contributors who weren't on board when we first launched the idea might like to do so now and, in the process, maybe add some newer discs.
The criteria is - 5 discs max and no duplications of those already chosen.
The list is here.
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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