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Allison Neale: “It’s difficult if you play mainstream in the UK, it isn’t appreciated enough. The current scene seems to focus on musician-composers.” - (Jazz Journal April 2013).

Liam Noble: “I know some people think playing standards is old-fashioned but I love it.” – (Jazz Journal January 2016).

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Monday February 20

Afternoon.
Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
Evening.
Holy Moly & The Crackers + Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra - The Cluny, Lime St., Newcastle. 7pm. £10.
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Sunday, August 14, 2016

R.I.P. Kenny Baker

Roly has drawn my attention to the death of Kenny Baker (not to be confused with the late trumpet player, the 1940s Irish tenor or the former politician, but the diminutive Star Wars actor who died yesterday, August 13, aged 83.)
Roly recalled that, apart from his other eminent activities, he  was a good jazz harmonica player. When he appeared at the Theatre Royal back in the 1980s he often sat in with Roly and the band at Blaydon Jazz Club arriving in a modified Merc with built up pedals etc. Remembered as a very nice man who really loved his jazz.
Rest In Peace.
Obituary.
Lance.

1 comment :

  1. Roly is right, I worked with him at Pontin's Gt Yarmouth back in the early 80's. A good all round entertainer and a good harmonica player. R.I.P.
    Colin Aitchison
    Hong Kong.

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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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