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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.

Friday, June 03, 2016

Eales found in Empty Shop

(Report by Russell via Eales).
Bebop Spoken Here’s roving correspondent Tony Eales could be found in an Empty Shop last night. Durham’s Empty Shop on Framwellgate Bridge is one of Eales’ top priorities. Ever keen to spread the J word, Mr Eales flyers the unsuspecting: Roll up,
roll up! Jazz tonight at 35c Framwellgate Bridge!

Last night it was Eddie Bellis’ excellent West Coast outfit Lickety Split. A couple of  deps in – no slouches, mind you – Paul Grainger for Alan Rudd and Dean Stockdale. Piano man Stockdale was more of an addition than dep. Eales reports a good turnout (just as there was up the road at the Jazz Café in Newcastle).
If you’re approached in the street, café, or anywhere else for that matter, by someone handing out flyers, take pity, take one, say thank you and, before you hoy it in the bin, take a look, it won’t be some in/out nonsense or some end of the world is nigh type, it could well be Tony Eales spreading the (jazz) news.
Next at the Empty Shop on Thursday 16 June is the wonderful Alice Grace. Singing a selection of GAS book and more contemporary numbers, Ms Grace is worth travelling many a mile to hear. Eight o’clock start, a mere fiver to get in, magical.
Russell.                

1 comment :

  1. Flyers! Let's not forget the man who made street theatre out of distributing flyers - the late Keith Crombie of the old Jazz Café. That part of Percy Street by the Haymarket will never be the same again without the bearded figure of Crombie and his leaflets - RIP.

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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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