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Bebop Spoken There

Dave Gelly: “From 1 January 1920, when prohibition was imposed in the US, people didn’t stop drinking, they just stopped drinking legally.” – (Jazz Journal October 2017).

Regina Carter: “When I was a teenager, I would daydream about going out on a date and dancing to Ella’s music.” (Down Beat October 2017).

Today Wednesday November 22

Afternoon
Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.

Evening
Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. £1. 8pm.

Billy's Acoustic Blues - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free (weekly).

The Village Hall New Orleans Band - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Rd., Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.

BBC Big Band - Middlesbrough Theatre, The Avenue, Middlesbrough TS5 6SA. 01642 815181. 7:30pm. £24.50.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Preview: Gerry Richardson @ Jazz Café Thursday June 2

You wait for an hour then three come along at once. This might seem to be the case with Gerry Richardson's Big Idea - but aren't we glad we waited?! After a hiatus of several years, the Big Idea became a good idea again popping up at Hoochie and the Jazz Café. They are back at the latter venue this Thursday June 2. If you caught this (I quote) Hammond Organ led nine piece Funk, Latin, African and straight ahead swing  powerhouse. Lyrical altoist Garry Linsley lines up alongside acclaimed saxophonists Sue Ferris and Stuart Johnson, while the brass section of Gordon Marshall, Dave Hignett and David Gray pack a punch worthy of Muhammed Ali. Guitarist Rod Sinclair is a virtuoso at home in everything from classic jazz to R'n'B, while the whole ensemble is driven relentlessly forward by the leader's dynamic work on the Hammond Organ and Adam Sinclair at the drums.  (unquote) band then you will know what to expect - or will you? I'm told there are new charts in the pad. If you are new to the experience - don't miss it. You might find me dossing in the doorway just to be sure!
Lance.
Thursday June 2, Jazz Café 8pm. £6.

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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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