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Bebop Spoken There

Ernie Wilkins: “If you don't look at the liner notes, you don't know who in the hell it is. Everybody sounds alike, that same million-note approach. Faceless.” – (Crescendo November 1975).

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Ben Williams: “A lot of jazz today has developed this allergy to simplicity. ‘If it’s simple, that means it’s not hip’ is a theme. But sometimes the simplest thing you can do is the hippest thing you can do.” – (Down Beat August 2015).

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Archives.

Today Wednesday March 22

Afternoon.
Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. £1. 8pm.
Paul Skerritt Band - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 7:30pm. No cover charge.
Levee Ramblers NOJB - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:30pm. £3.00.
John Harle and Steve Lodder - Royal Grammar School, Eskdale Tce., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 4DX. 7pm. £20 & £10. 60th birthday tour for RGS alumnus Harl.
Chris Sharkey Trio - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £4.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Blaydon Update

Sunday 10th July - 8pm
Blaydon Jazz Club, Black Bull, Bridge St. Blaydon 
The Reunion
1930's acoustic swing style jazz with - - -
Hong Kong ex-pat Geordie Colin Aitchison trumpet, Benny Goodman styled Italian clarinetist Franco Valussi, Cumbria's sax master Steve Andrews plus rhythm.
Admission £5.00 - pay at the door.  
Sunday 21st August - 8pm
Blaydon Jazz Club, Black Bull, Bridge St. Blaydon 
Dean Stockdale Trio
After a lovely concert last year dedicated to Oscar Peterson, Dean returns to Blaydon with his superb trio playing a mix of standards and original compositions.
Come along and hear this great pianist
Admission £5.00 - pay at the door.  
Sunday - September 18th
Blaydon Jazz Club, Black Bull, Bridge St. Blaydon 
Jeremy McMurray/Mark Toomey Quartet
Music in the bebop/hard bop idioms from this top alto sax player along with club favourite Jeremy on piano plus bass/drums.
Admission £5.00 - pay at the door.  
Sunday 23rd October - 8pm
Blaydon Jazz Club, Black Bull, Bridge St. Blaydon 
Vasilis Xenopoulos/Paul Edis Quartet
Its a delight to bring these wonderful players back to Blaydon. Vas on tenor sax, Paul piano + bass/drums.
Admission £7.00 - pay at the door.  
Roly.

2 comments :

  1. Anne DeVere Harper (on F/b)Sunday, June 05, 2016 7:36:00 pm

    great!!

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  2. And Steve will be playing Max Cresswell's old Pierret tenor?

    ReplyDelete

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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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