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Bebop Spoken There

Miles Kington: "If the intake of alcohol fails to improve a jazz player's performance, why do jazz listeners think it improves their appreciation?" - (Jazz Express October 1982).

Barbara Jay: "My first gig was at the Astoria, Charing Cross Rd. It seemed like a den of iniquity to me. All the Soho girls were there and the gigolos with their old women paying them to dance..." - (Jazz UK May 2008.)

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Today Tuesday February 28

Bill Laurence Group - Sage Gateshead. 8pm. £17.40.
Alex Munk's Flying Machines - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £10/£8. JNE/Schmazz gig.
Maine St. Jazzmen - Royal British Legion Club, West Jesmond Ave., Newcastle NE2 3EX. 8:30pm. £5.
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas to Jazzers Everywhere.

Many thanks to all the jazz people that have contributed to Bebop Spoken Here. Not just this year, but since we started in 2008. 
We're a disparate team, all with different views of the music whilst at the same time respecting the others' opinion even if we don't agree with it.
Likewise, those who complete the obstacle course to post a comment, are always welcome - your views are important.
But, most of all, we say thank you to the musicians who have provided us with the music to write about irrespective of whether it be at a dimly lit bar in a side street or a festival performance in the Sage One auditorium you guys keep the faith and we try to maintain it.
So, have a great Christmas and New Year but, if you're drinking and driving, make sure the reindeer's sober. 
Lance.
The cartoon is by my dear friend the late Bill Shaw who died this year. One of the most talented persons I have known, whether it be as drummer, artist or street philosopher. Bill was a special person.

4 comments :

  1. Hello Lance
    To you too - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
    Keep up the great work.
    Roly

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  2. Hi Lance Just a polite message All best wishes for 2017: And good health.
    Raymond Newton Double Bass / cello/Bass Guitar

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  3. Have a merry Christmas and look forward to reading you ant the team next year!
    Mark and Beverley and Ilkley Jazz

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  4. Seasons greetings to you Lance. Thanks for your great work.

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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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