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Bebop Spoken There

Les Paul: "Okay so you make great sounds. The people you're playing for, they work all day, they don't go to music schools and study harmony. They pay their dough, they come in, they listen. If they don't understand what you're doing, they walk out. What are you supposed to do, tie 'em with a rope whilst you explain you're playing great music?" - (Down Beat June 15, 1951).

Jack Perciful: "Unless you're playing somewhere like Carnegie Hall, in the States, the piano is the last thing they buy. When they've got ten dollars left over they go buy a piano." - (Crescendo October 1971.)

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Bebop Spoken Here is currently listed at number 22 in the WORLD JAZZ BLOG Rankings!

Today Sunday May 28

Afternoon.
Harambee Pasadia - See RH Column.
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Mark Williams (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12:30pm. Free.
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Northumberland Park, Tynemouth Rd., Tynemouth NE30 2HA. 3pm. Free.
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Blues @ The Bay - Tanner Smith's 17-19 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RE, 0191 2525941. 4pm. Free. Blues jam w. Scott Wall & Charlie Philp.
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Musicians Unlimited - Park Hotel, Park Rd., Hartlepool TS26 9HU. 01249 233126.1pm. Free.
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Evening
Cancelled! Young Musicians Jam Session - Quakerhouse, Mechanics' Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. 6pm. Cancelled!
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Billy Bootleggers All Star House Band w. Teresa Watson - Billy Bootleggers - 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

International Jazz Day and Globe Anniversary.The Globe - Sunday April 30, 2:00 PM - 11:59 PM

A day and night of live jazz in different styles
April 30 is International Jazz Day and it is also the day when, in 2014, Jazz. Coop bought The Globe and started creating the UK's first community-owned live music venue/bar.
This year we will be celebrating with live music all day and night. The programme includes jazz of all styles from trad to free improvisation, from duo to big band. There are 12 acts together featuring about 50 of the North East's jazz musicians..
Running order (may be subject to change)
14:00 – 15:00 TAKE IT TO THE BRIDGE - mainstream jazz from regulars of the North East's longest running jam session/workshop
15:15 – 16:00 COOKING WITH THREE - in-the-moment free improvisation
16:10 – 16:50 SPACE GONG - sax/electronics quartet - psychedelic jazz rock
17:00 – 17:40 BIG MUDDY - jazz/blues septet - horns, vocals, happiness
18:00 – 18:45 CUSTOMS HOUSE BIG BAND WITH RUTH LAMBERT - large, loud, luscious swing
19:00 – 19:30 JAMES BIRKETT & BRADLEY JOHNSTON DUO - two superb jazz guitarists
19:40 – 20:00 LA MILONGA DE LOS DOMINGOS - Argentine tango demonstration dance
20:10 – 20:40 VIEUX CARRE JAZZMEN - finest foot-tapping trad jazz
20:45 – 21:15 GABRIELE MIT ZWEI - charismatic vocalist with guitar and bass
21:20 - 21:50 JOEL BROWN & MATT MACKELLAR - next generation of jazz talent (piano/drums)
21:55 – 22:25 LINDSAY HANNON & ALAN LAW - top quality vocal/piano duo
22:30 - 23:00 SAFE SEXTET - tight creative hard bop
23:00 – LATE JAM SESSION - the sound of surprise
Admission free - donations very welcome.
The Globe,
11 Railway St.,
Newcastle NE4 7AD.

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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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