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Bebop Spoken There

Jim Hall: "Won't play loud, can't play fast" - (From one of the great guitarist's business cards brought to our attention by Roly Veitch).

Joel Harrison: “It’s incredibly hard to play bebop on guitar, harder than on saxophone.” – (Jazz Times August 2015)

Sir Thomas Beecham: "Forget about the bars. Look at the phrases, please. Remember that bars are only the boxes in which the music is packed" - (Beecham Stories by Harold Atkins & Archie Newman. Robson Books, 1978).

Today Wednesday June 28

Afternoon.
Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. £1. 8pm.
Chris Sharkey Trio - Jazz Café. 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £5/Students free - voluntary donation.
Levee Ramblers NOJB - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:30pm. £3.00.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Makes it all worth while!

(Daryl Sherman)
I'll be in England next week until Jan 22. Mostly for friend's birthday event but have a few gigs including Swansea and also this:
Digby Fairweather has been dedicating himself to launching this fairly new Jazz Centre in Southend. He visited NYC a few months ago and when I told him I'd be over in January...voila! He fixed up a concert on Friday evening and then next day as you'll see. I look forward to seeing the sea as well as lovely folks who live there.
All best to you, Lance, dearest and many thanks for your kind, caring support.
xd
The Jazz Centre UK has an extra-special concert on Saturday, January 14 at 2pm by Daryl Sherman - America's greatest jazz singer/pianist. She's a huge superstar and is flying in from New York especially to play for us - and also conduct a 'join-in' workshop for singers - actual or 'would-be' - on the morning of 14th from 11am-12.30. Tickets for the workshop/concert are £50.00 - or £10.00 for the concert on its own.This will be a fantastic day and you can book on-line:thejazzcentreuk.co.uk or call DFP on (01702) 435727 for tickets! By the way: The Jazz Centre UK is in The Beecroft Art Gallery, Victoria Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex SS2 6EX.
Daryl is pictured here with her [joint] number one fan Margaret at the 2013 Whitley Bay Classic Jazz Party.
Lance.

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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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