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Bebop Spoken There

Oscar Peterson: "I find most pianists use too many notes in a chord. They double up an awful lot" - (Crescendo May 1963).

Benny Green (British): "...there was a whole race of men who used to stand in front of their bands, waving their arms, pretending to conduct ... Many of the bandleaders we had worked for had been either crooks or imposters ... " - (Crescendo March 1963).

Today Friday September 21

Afternoon

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Zoë Gilby Trio - Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. Tel: 03000 269 524. 1:00pm. £5.00.

Ladies of Midnight Blue - Seven Stories, National Centre for Children's Books, Lime Street, Newcastle NE1 2PQ. Tel: 03000 3301095. 11:00am. £5.00.

Paul Edis - The Lit & Phil, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SE. Tel: 0191 232 0192. 1:00pm. £5.00. Edis, solo piano.

Evening

Ronnie Scott's All Stars - Middlesbrough Theatre, The Avenue, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough TS5 6SA. Tel: 01642 815181. 8:00pm. £22.50.

Groove-a-matics - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

George Shovlin & the Radars + Broken Levee - The Peacock, High St West, Sunderland SR1 3ES. Tel: 0191 511 1451. 7:00pm. £10.00. (+ £1.00. b/f). New blues venue.

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.
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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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