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Bebop Spoken There

Jimi Durso: "Be in tune when you hit the stage [At a jam session]. Also, bring a list of songs you know." - (DownBeat October 2018).

Jazzmeia Horn: "She's not a jazz singer whoever she is [Aretha Franklin]." - (Blindfold Test, DownBeat October 2018).

Today Wednesday September 26

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8:00pm. £1.00.

Community Hall New Orleans Band - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm £3.00. 20th anniversary of Jazz at Springwell. Guests.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson Street, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

Jam session - Dun Cow, Brandling Village, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 4RS. Tel: 0191 338 7981. 8:00pm. Free. House trio led by Bradley Johnston.

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

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Jazz Café Jam Session Tuesday August 2.

(Review by Lance).
Earlier in the day Paul Gowland and Kath Jobes tied the knot and the celebrations spilled over into the Caff with a never ending flow of musicians on and off the stand. Too much happening to list chapter and verse save to say it was probably the best ever jam there since Harry Connick Jr and co. wandered in back in the dark and distant past!
So, working on the principle that a picture paints a thousand words, I've put it all together in album form.
Special photo album.
Lance.
PS: Oh yes, congratulations and best wishes to the newlyweds.

Pete Gilligan (pno); Deon Krishnam (bs gtr); Russ Morgan (dms) + Dave Weisser, Alice Grace, Claire Kelly, Jude Murphy (vcls); Dave Weisser (cornet); Jack Courtney (tpt/flug); Paul Gowland (sop); Beth Roberts (alt); Evan Abell (bari); Joel Brown (pno); Bradley Johnston, Frances Tulip (gtrs); Abbie Finn, Matt Mackellar, Carl Gowland, Tom Atkinson (dms) - there may have been others...

2 comments :

Russell said...

The jam session to end all jam sessions! Someone remarked that it should have been recorded.

Steven T said...

Or filmed!

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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.
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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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