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Bebop Spoken There

Danny Gatton: "I was tired of playing in beer joints. I wanted to do something tangible like building cars. But once you do music it gets into your blood. You can get away from it for awhile but sooner or later it comes back to you." - (Down Beat April 1991).

Tal Farlow: "There were times when I would stop [playing guitar] and do sign painting." - (Downbeat December 5, 1963)

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Today Sunday August 20

Afternoon.
Mark Williams (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12:30pm. 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. Summer Break. Back Sept. 3
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Somethin' Blue - Vesuvio, 3a Houndgate, Darlington DL1 5RL. 01325 788564. 5pm. Weekly.
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Evening
Chris Martin - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
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Paul Edis Trio - Black Bull, Bridge St. Blaydon NE21 4JJ. 8pm. £5.
To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Talking jazz at Ushaw Durham Jazz Festival

Next week’s Ushaw Durham Jazz Festival (26-28 August) features a host of top class musicians including Alan Barnes, Bruce Adams and Nigel Price. Some of the north’s own superstars, and, rising stars, will proudly represent the region – Zoë Gilby for one, the fabulous Durham Alumni Big Band and the dedicated archeologists and archivists collectively known as the New Century Ragtime Orchestra.
Visual artist Dave Barden will be on hand to document whatever takes his fancy, so do take time to view some of his work which will be on show during the festival, and you must make a point of hearing Alyn Shipton – broadcaster, producer, writer, musician –   in conversation with musician and raconteur Alan Barnes. They will be pondering that most intractable question…What is jazz? at four o’clock on Saturday August 27.
Ahead of his visit to Ushaw, Alan Shipton has kindly participated in a Q&A with Bebop Spoken Here…
Russell.
To book your seats for what is sure to be an entertaining conversation between Alyn Shipton and Alan Barnes at Ushaw telephone 0191 334 5119 or visit www.ushaw.org.

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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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