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Bebop Spoken There

Michael Feinstein: “Fred Astaire is my favorite singer. To me, he was the perfect interpreter of American popular song.” – (Jazz Times December 2014).

Bud Shank: “Once I saw California – that was it, I stayed.” – (Jazz Journal May 1991)

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Today Thursday February 23

Afternoon
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Rd., Holystone, Newcastle (ish) NE27 0DA. 1pm. Free.
Evening.
Maine St. Jazzmen - Potters Wheel, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5EE. 8:30pm. 0191 4888068.
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Strictly Smokin' Big Band - Millstone, Haddricks Mill Rd., South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 3DB 7pm.
Indigo Jazz Voices - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. Free.
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Tees Hot Club w. Gus Smith (vocals); Richie Emmerson (tenor); Bruce Taylor (keys) - Dorman's, Oxford Rd., Middlesbrough. 9pm. Free.
New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge Hotel, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees. 8:30pm.
Pocket Jazz Orchestra - The Ship, Church Lane, Redmarshall TS21 1EP. 8pm. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Don't Let Good (win) Music go to Waste!

Jack Goodwin, whose pedigree encompasses that of playing trombone with an early edition of the original Vieux Carré Jazzmen to that of an authority on, and discographer of, the great American saxophonist Warne Marsh, is looking for anyone who would be willing to offer a good home to a collection of - mainly - club or concert jazz cassette recordings contained in decent quality storage containers.  
Jack describes them as what he (and I) would call "modern jazz" - many Bill Evans concert recordings (40 approx) Ted Brown, Lee Konitz, Zoot Sims, Gerry Mulligan, many pianists, etc. etc.  All in all probably around 200 cassettes.
The charity shops don't want them and if he can't find a taker it will have to be the Blaydon waste disposal which, he says, would be a pity as there's a lot of great music on those tapes.
Lance.
PS: I've posted the above pic for those of us who are too young to know what a cassette looked like!

2 comments :

  1. Not really my sort of thing, Lance, but I'll give them a home if nobody else will simply to preserve them, rather than go to waste(both literally and figuratively!).

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  2. Thanks Steve, however, I think Jack may have already found a willing custodian. I'll let you know if he hasn't.

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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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