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Bebop Spoken There

Danny Gatton: "I was tired of playing in beer joints. I wanted to do something tangible like building cars. But once you do music it gets into your blood. You can get away from it for awhile but sooner or later it comes back to you." - (Down Beat April 1991).

Tal Farlow: "There were times when I would stop [playing guitar] and do sign painting." - (Downbeat December 5, 1963)

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Today Monday August 21

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Radio 3: Jazz Now. Live from Pizza Express, Soweto Kinch featuring Andy Sheppard/Carla Bley/Steve Swallow. 11pm.
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Afternoon.
Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

All the fun of the jazz carnival!

On Saturday (21 August) members of Dave Rae’s Levee Ramblers (‘The Carnival New Orleans Band’ for the day) play just up the road from the band’s regular Springwell base at the Bowes Railway Carnival Day. Stalls, a barbecue, face painting and more. The jazz comes free along with all the other attractions. Oh, yes…climb on board a locomotive if that’s your thing. Pardon me, boy
Sunday in Durham will take you back to the good old days…Luftwaffe bombing raids, a dose of ‘it never did me any harm’ rationing and other fondly remembered experiences. Yes, it’s Uniformed Services Fun Day on the streets of Durham. View a real life missile launcher, have a go at abseiling (just as well it isn’t 'have a go at launching a missile') and to add at touch of WWII musical authenticity you can listen to/take cover from the Vieux Carré Jazzmen! Didn’t you know there was a war on?
Russell.


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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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