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Bebop Spoken There

Gene Ramey: "McShann stomped off at a fast tempo. This wasn't one of those slow-trains-through-Arkansas tempos, this was like that train between Chicago and Milwaukee. I mean fast." - (Stanley Crouch: Kansas City Lightning - The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker. Pub. Harper Collins 2013).

Dana Hall: "My philosophy is that everyone in the band is a drummer." - (DownBeat November 2018.)

Today Tuesday October 23

Afternoon

Classic Swing - The Ship, Front St., Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.

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, January 30, 2017

Sage Gateshead on Sunday - The Cole Porter Songbook

(Press release)
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Soloists: Anna O’Byrne, Caroline Sheen, David Thaxton, Jon Boydon
Conductor: Roderick Dunk

RNS celebrates the genius of Cole Porter! Join us for an enchanting matinee of songs from classic musicals Kiss me Kate, High Society and Anything Goes alongside timeless hits I get a kick out of you, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, and Night and Day.
Programme:
I Get A Kick Out of You
You’re the Top
All Through the Night
Blow, Gabriel, Blow
Let’s Do It
Well, Did You Evah?
Friendship
Can-Can (orchestral)
I Love Paris
Hey, Babe Hey!
All of You
Be A Clown
Begin the Beguine

Overture 
We Open in Venice
Brush Up Your Shakespeare
So in Love
Were Thine That Special Face
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Wunderbar
Where is the Life That I Led?
Why Can’t You Behave?
Too Darn Hot
Night and Day

1 comment :

Liz said...

you are so fortunate up there in Gateshead, what a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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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.
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