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Bebop Spoken There

Grant Green Jr.: "One thing that most people--especially jazz cats--don't realise is that all of your jazz standards were once pop standards" - DownBeat July 2018).

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Bobby Sanabria: "Tito Puente was not a very tall man, but when he played the timbales he was a giant among men." - DownBeat July 2018).

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Today Saturday June 23

Afternoon

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Evening

Get in the Band - 1) Great North Museum (Hancock Museum), 2) Central Station & 3) Sage Gateshead. Times TBC. Free but ticketed. For details visit: www.sagegateshead.com

Eric Burdon & the Animals + Hilton Valentine’s Skiffledogs - Newcastle City Hall, Northumberland Road, Newcastle NE1 8SF. Tel: 08448 112121. 7:30pm. £86.00., £66.00., £46.00.

Teresa Watson Band - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

Dean Stockdale - Zeffirellis, Compston Rd., Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9AD. 01539 433845. 8:30pm. Free.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Global Goings-on

We are getting excited about a unique event coming to the Globe on the public holiday Monday 29 August. A fusion of Tango and Jazz, with dancing, listening, tea and tequila. Before that, we welcome another globetrotter back to the Globe - vocalist Claire Kelly plays a final gig before heading back to the far east.
On 26, 27, 28 August there is the first Ushaw Jazz Festival (near Durham). This excellent new event has been organised by local jazz genius Paul Edis, who was recently one of the tutors at our Summer Weekend Workshop. The festival features many of the musicians who have supported Jazz.Coop in various ways and so we have decided not to programme any jazz gigs at the Globe during the festival so there is no clash. (Our regular More Jam session, always held on the fourth Sunday of the month, 3-6pm, will go ahead as usual.) 
Claire Kelly & Pete Gilligan On Saturday 20 August 2016 there is classy jazz vocals and virtuoso piano at the Globe. Claire Kelly is a versatile singer from the North East of England. Currently performing around Thailand and Malaysia she has squeezed in a date for The Globe on her whistle-stop visit to the UK.… Read more. 
Tango & Jazz - the real deal from Argentina Monday 29 August 2016 Jazz.Coop is delighted to welcome the Tango & Jazz Quartet for a special day of Argentinian music and dancing at the Globe. For dancers, there will be a milonga (social dance) at 3-6pm including a live set from the band. Non-dancers will be … Read more. 

Play More Jazz! course Back by popular demand! Participants in Steve Glendinning's highly participative jazz improvisation course are crying out for more. The next course starts on 27 September 2016. Read more. 

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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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