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Bebop Spoken There

Jackie McLean: “I can't understand British audiences. In Britain there doesn't seem to be any curiosity." (Melody Maker, April 1, 1961).

Charles Mingus: "It seems to me that if our records were not issued in Britain, the British cats would have to think for themselves" (Jazz News, July 26th 1961)

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Today Monday July 24

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.

Monday, December 05, 2016

Preview: Indigo Jazz Voices @ The Globe: This Thursday December 8

Jen Errington; Jenny Lingham; Carrie McCullock; David Edgar; Barry Keatings; Ann Alexander  (vocals); Alan Law (piano); Ron Pattinson (piano with Barry); Katy Trigger (bass); Nick? (drums)
Don’t miss your chance to hear the singers of Indigo Jazz Voices doing their stuff this Thursday at the Globe.  You get six individual singers for the price of one, with our own interpretations of such songs as Night In Tunisia; Sway; Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps; It Had To Be You, plus maybe some Christmas songs about Santa and snow. And you get some Christmas food to nibble as well.
The music starts at 7.30pm and admission is £4. See you there!

Ann Alex  

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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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