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Bebop Spoken There

Jim Hall: "Won't play loud, can't play fast" - (From one of the great guitarist's business cards brought to our attention by Roly Veitch).

Joel Harrison: “It’s incredibly hard to play bebop on guitar, harder than on saxophone.” – (Jazz Times August 2015)

Sir Thomas Beecham: "Forget about the bars. Look at the phrases, please. Remember that bars are only the boxes in which the music is packed" - (Beecham Stories by Harold Atkins & Archie Newman. Robson Books, 1978).

Today Wednesday June 28

Afternoon.
Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. £1. 8pm.
Chris Sharkey Trio - Jazz Café. 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £5/Students free - voluntary donation.
Levee Ramblers NOJB - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:30pm. £3.00.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Jazz Radio 3 Times

(Preview by Russell)
Following today’s edition of Jazz Record Requests (Radio 3, 4:00pm) Pan Jumby are featured on Jazz Line-Up (5:00pm). The band’s set was recorded on the concourse at Sage Gateshead during this year’s Gateshead International Jazz Festival. At midnight Geoffrey Smith’s Jazz surveys the work of Chet Baker as Born to be Blue is about to come to a screen near you – details in due course.
Monday’s In Tune (Radio 3, 4:30pm) comes from Edinburgh with a live set by pianist Ron Davis. At eleven in the evening, again on 3, Jazz Now includes a performance by Trio Red. Earlier in the day tune to Radio 4 (9:00am) to hear Playing the Skyline. Tim Marlow talks to Kathryn Tickell and Hannabiell Sanders and listens to their music.
Finally, Thursday’s BBC Proms 2016 concert (Radio 3) features Jamie Cullum with an emphasis on song. The piano-playing vocalist will be joined by the Heritage Orchestra and the Roundhouse Choir.
Russell.

1 comment :

  1. I missed that film, would love to see it...

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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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