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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 Tuesday April 25

Evening
Playtime Collective w. Martin Kershaw (alto); Graeme Stephen (guitar); Mario Caribe (bass); Tom Bancroft (drums). - Jazz CafĂ©, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £10/£8 (conc.). JNE/Schmazz.
Maine Street Jazzmen - Royal British Legion Club, West Jesmond Ave. Newcastle NE2 3EX. £5. 8:30pm.
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
Lickety Split - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham. 9:00pm. Free (bucket collection).
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Friday, June 17, 2016

RIP Sharon Tenniswood Isaacs


Just heard the heartbreaking news that big band singer Jason Isaacs' lovely wife Sharon died on June 12. A lovely, bubbly, and very intelligent person, Sharon would never let you pass without a smile and a hug. Deepest sympathy and condolence to Jason and family.
May Sharon Rest In Peace, she will be sadly missed.
Lance
Funeral notice (on f/b):
Sharon's funeral service will be on 27th of June At 

Palace of Arts, Exhibition Park, Claremont Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PT

Access via exhibition park main entrance or pedestrian entrance on great North Road
No on-site parking so please arrive early

12 noon arrival
12.15 service conducted by Stevie Glover

1.30 committal service at Newcastle crematorium for family and close friends.
2.15 till late - celebration of Sharon's amazing life at the palace of arts.
As Sharon was closely associated with breast cancer charities the family ask that people wear something pink on the day.

9 comments :

  1. So sorry to hear this,,,such a young couple,sympathy to Jason and family,

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  2. Oh god, so young.

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  3. Terrible to hear this. She was such a lovely, positive, encouraging woman. My thoughts to Jason.

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  4. Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear this. Heartfelt sympathy to Jason and family.

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  5. I'm so shocked - I didn't know Sharon, but I've seen her at the gigs - so young and full of life. My heart goes out to Jason and his family ...... cancer is so cruel and indiscriminate ......

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    1. It wasn't cancer that killed her, but depression :-(

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  6. So sad. My condolences.

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  8. So sad for your loss of a beautiful person in Sharon. We knew each other in the office in first school and our Daughters were friends. Thinking of you Jason, Isaac and Daisy - be strong and look after each other 😞

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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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