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Bebop Spoken There

Alan Luff: “The general view is that Ella’s songbook recordings are the supreme exemplars of sophistication, fine diction and creative voice in the wide field of popular music.” – (Jazz Journal May 2017).

Steve Voce: “Most of us have been crashed into by cretins who walk along the road absorbed in the screens of their mobile phones.” – (Jazz Journal May 2017).

Today Monday May 22

Afternoon.
Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Ushaw’s Big Idea

Bebop Spoken Here’s roving County Durham reporter Tony Eales enjoyed an evening at Ushaw College listening to Gerry Richardson’s Big Idea. The previous evening Hoochie Coochie’s Thursday crowd danced the night away to Richardson’s ‘soul jazz’ quartet. A powerful outfit in its own right, nevertheless the quartet cedes to the big beast that is the Big Idea. Eales counted them in and out noting Adam Sinclair in the drum chair, Gordon Marshall alongside fellow trumpeter Dave Hignett and Stuart Johnson playing tenor. The diminutive Sue Ferris packed her usual big punch on baritone and Eales was particularly impressed with her fabulous flute playing. Check out www.ushaw.org for details of next month’s gig. It’s a good ‘un.

Russell (Based on a theme by Tony).      

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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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