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Bebop Spoken There

Miles Kington: "If the intake of alcohol fails to improve a jazz player's performance, why do jazz listeners think it improves their appreciation?" - (Jazz Express October 1982).

Barbara Jay: "My first gig was at the Astoria, Charing Cross Rd. It seemed like a den of iniquity to me. All the Soho girls were there and the gigolos with their old women paying them to dance..." - (Jazz UK May 2008.)

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Today Sunday February 26.

Afternoon.
Mark Williams (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12:30pm. Free.
More Jam - Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 3pm. Free.
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Blues @ The Bay - Tanner Smith's 17-19 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RE, 0191 2525941. 4pm. Free. Blues jam w. Scott Wall & Charlie Philp.
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Musicians Unlimited - Park Hotel, Park Rd., Hartlepool TS26 9HU. 01249 233126.1pm. Free.
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Evening
Maine St. Jazzmen - Seaton Sluice Social Club, Collywell Bay Rd., Seaton Sluice NE26 4QZ. 8pm. £4.
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Shaun Henderson Band - Quakerhouse, Mechanics Yard, Darlington. 6pm. £5.
Jazz Jam - Empty Shop, 35c Framwellgate Bridge, Durham DH1 4SY. 7:30pm. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Blaydon Beckons

Sunday 21st August - 8pm - £5.00
Paul Edis Trio
Paul must surely now be ranked as one of the UK's finest jazz pianists. He brings a scintillating trio to Blaydon, along with Andy Champion bass and Russ Morgan drums. 
Sunday - September 18th - £5.00
Jeremy McMurray/Mark Toomey Quintet
Music in the bebop/hard bop idioms from this top alto sax player, top Teesside guitarist Paul Donnelly, along with club favourite Jeremy on piano plus bass/drums TBA. 
Sunday 23rd October - 8pm - £7.00.
Vasilis Xenopoulos/Paul Edis Quartet
What more can you say about Vas & Paul? It’s a delight to bring these wonderful players back to Blaydon. Vas on tenor sax, Paul piano plus bass/drums TBA. 
Sunday 20th November - 8pm - £5.00
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 to hear this great pianist.
Sunday 18th December - 8pm - £5.00
XMAS Concert + DIY Buffet
James Birkett gtr, Jeremy McMurray pno, David Francis dms, Paul Grainger bass, Roly Veitch gtr.


1 comment :

  1. Where in Blaydon is this happening? Oh, hang on, I found it on another part of the blog! Black Bull, Bridge St., Blaydon NE21 4JJ.

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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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