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Bebop Spoken There

Buddy Rich: "You either swing a band or you don't swing a band - (Metronome April 1956).

Sinclair Traill: “Well I don't think he (Chet Baker) can sing either.” – (Jazz Journal August 1956).

Submissions for review

Whilst we appreciate the many emails, texts, messages and other communications we receive requesting album/gig reviews on BSH, regrettably, we are unable to reply to them all other than those we are able to answer with a positive response.
Similarly, CDs received by post will only be considered if accompanied by sufficient background material.
Finally, bear in mind that this is a jazz-based site when submitting your album.
Lance

Today Wednesday December 13

Afternoon

Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.

Brief Encounter - Vault, Hallgate, Hexham NE46 1XD. Tel: 01434 603884. 2:00pm. £7.50. advance. ‘’60’s Jazz’

Interim Recitals (Final Year Music Students) - Band Room, Music Studios, Assembly Lane, Newcastle University NE1 7RU. Inc. Harry Still (drums) 9:30am., Jimmy Jefford (saxophone) 11:15am. Free.

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Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. £1. 8pm.

Billy's Acoustic Blues - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free (weekly).

The Village Hall New Orleans Band - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Rd., Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.

Darlington Big Band - Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Sports & Social Club, Longfield Road, Darlington DL3 0HX. Tel: 01325 380401. 8:00pm. Free.

Swing Street - Pier Red, 27 Castlegate, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 1LF. Tel: 01289 309168. 8:00pm. Free.

Improvisers' Workshop Ensemble - Great North Museum: Hancock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle NE2 4PT. 6-8pm. Free.

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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Jazz Mags Looking for a Home

Hi Lance. Hope you are OK and Happy New Year!
I mentioned before that I was sorting out my old jazz mags from the 1960's and 70's.
Do you know if anyone would want them? I wouldn't want anything for them and the alternative is to throw them out. They are listed below, also included are a number of souvenir programs and jazz record listings, plus volume 1 to 6 of Dave Carey's Jazz Directory.  If you know of anyone I could meet them halfway (I live near Alnwick) to hand them over.

Jazz Journal  112 Copies
Jazz Journal International  11 Copies
Jazz Monthly   64 Copies
Downbeat   56 Copies
Jazz Beat   21 Copies
Jazz And Blues   5 Copies
Jazz  (Leonard Feather)  3 Copies. 
Gordon Solomon.

1 comment :

Lance said...

We're in the same boat - us and every other jazzer of a certain age. Like yourself, I've got volumes of those mags going back to the 1940s. I tried to offload mine onto the Jazz Archive that Digby runs in Essex but they seem to have accrued just about every magazine and Jazz related book in existence. They've probably got a few Buddy Bolden cylinders! Actually, yours is a request I get very often. The problem is, we're all of an age where we start thinking of offloading, reluctantly, our treasures. I've got LPs, CDs, even 78s that it would break my heart to part with but, what do I do?
There's some great young jazz musicians coming along but they're more interested in playing rather than reading about it (other than on the internet). And jazz, for young non-players, doesn't exist. Perhaps there should be a time capsule where all this material could be stored and opened in a 100 year's time? As it happens, I've just started putting my cycling magazines[my other interest] in the bin so I honestly don't hold out much hope. Nevertheless, I will post it and see what happens.

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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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