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Bebop Spoken There

Les Paul: "Okay so you make great sounds. The people you're playing for, they work all day, they don't go to music schools and study harmony. They pay their dough, they come in, they listen. If they don't understand what you're doing, they walk out. What are you supposed to do, tie 'em with a rope whilst you explain you're playing great music?" - (Down Beat June 15, 1951).

Jack Perciful: "Unless you're playing somewhere like Carnegie Hall, in the States, the piano is the last thing they buy. When they've got ten dollars left over they go buy a piano." - (Crescendo October 1971.)

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Bebop Spoken Here is currently listed at number 22 in the WORLD JAZZ BLOG Rankings!

Today Sunday May 28

Afternoon.
Harambee Pasadia - See RH Column.
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Mark Williams (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12:30pm. Free.
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Northumberland Park, Tynemouth Rd., Tynemouth NE30 2HA. 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
Cancelled! Young Musicians Jam Session - Quakerhouse, Mechanics' Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. 6pm. Cancelled!
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Billy Bootleggers All Star House Band w. Teresa Watson - Billy Bootleggers - 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Ray Burns w. the Peter Gilligan Trio @ The Cherry Tree - August 3.

Ray Burns (vcl/hca); Peter Gilligan (pno); Neil Harland (bs); Russ Morgan (dms).
(Review by Lance).
August in Jesmond - the residents are now non-residents, sunning it in the Bahamas without their pyjamas as opposed to the alternative of being rained upon on Osborne Rd. However, a select few of those Jesmondites who hadn't deserted their native habitat found sustenance and song at the Cherry Tree.
Ray Burns was making his debut at the venue and seemed a little overawed by it all. Nevertheless, Ray's been around the block once or twice and by the time he hit Sweet Lorraine he was well into his stride with Messrs. Gilligan, Harland and Morgan providing the perfect cushion. It was unfortunate that it was after this pre-interval number that I had to leave. A sick computer decreed I made an early departure,
Prior to this, Ray had played and sang: Out of Nowhere; Ain't Misbehavin'; Masquerade; Misty and Girl Talk (instrumental) before finishing the set with the aforementioned Sweet Lorraine.
Yes, Lorraine was sweet, almost as sweet as my Eton Mess which was delicious beyond words although perhaps a little too much after Pan Fried King Prawns, Spicy Arabian Sauce, Fennel and Shallots which was my starter (Nicola's recommendation) whilst the Gilligan Trio's starter  was Have You Met Miss Jones?
Main course - Rump of Lamb, Baby Gem, Caramelised Shallots, Honey Fondant and Red Wine Jus.
Chapeau chef!
An enjoyable evening.
Lance.
PS: Computer now back up and running although the blog sidebars are still only walking!





















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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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