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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!

Margaret Barnes - Funeral Arrangements

Tuesday June 6

12pm: Fellside Methodist Church, Ancaster Rd. (Fellside Rd.), Whickham NE16 5BQ

1pm: Saltwell Crematorium, Saltwell Rd. South, Gateshead NE9 6DT

Donations in lieu of flowers to Marie Curie Hospice.

Rest In Peace.

Today Monday May 29

Afternoon.
Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
Tyne Valley Big Band - Bywell Hall, Bywell, Stocksfield NE43 7AE. 2pm. Northumberland County Show event.
Harambee Pasadia - See RH Column.
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Evening.
Not Cancelled! Gilad Atzmon & Paul Edis - Now at Ware Rooms, 17 Carliol Square, Newcastle NE1 6UQ. 7:30pm.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

But Beautiful Bill Evans

Another chance to hear…and for once no one can be anything other than delighted. All next week – Monday-Friday, Radio 3, 12 noon, repeated at 6:30pm – the subject of the long-running Composer of the Week programme is Bill Evans. In the week of the EFG London Jazz Festival this is a most welcome repeat.
Michael Berkeley’s guest on Private Passions, Radio 3, Sunday (12 noon) is, author and jazz fan, Geoff Dyer. Expect to hear some jazz. Midweek on Radio 4, Wednesday (that’s midweek), 9:00am, invites roundtable guests to talk about who knows what? As Soweto Kinch is a guest, there is every chance that the conversation will turn to jazz.

The SF JAZZ Collective reworks the music of Michael Jackson on Jazz Now at eleven o’clock on Monday evening, Radio 3.
The Sound of Soweto Radio 4, Tuesday (11:30am), tells the story not of Soweto Kinch,   rather the township of Soweto and its music, a music of defiance. Friday Night is Music Night (Friday, surprisingly) at eight o’clock is a second, quick repeat of the BBC Concert Orchestra’s performance first broadcast earlier this year with guests , vocalist Clare Teal and Lance Ellington. And don’t forget to catch the BBC Jazz pop-up station currently on air as the 2016 EFG London Jazz Festival gets into full swing. Tune to DAB radio or you can listen online.        
Russell.
PS: And don't forget to tune-in to RTHK tomorrow (Sunday) for Colin Aitchison's Vintage Chart Toppers.

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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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