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Bebop Spoken There

Danny Gatton: "I was tired of playing in beer joints. I wanted to do something tangible like building cars. But once you do music it gets into your blood. You can get away from it for awhile but sooner or later it comes back to you." - (Down Beat April 1991).

Tal Farlow: "There were times when I would stop [playing guitar] and do sign painting." - (Downbeat December 5, 1963)

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Today Monday August 21

Radio
Radio 3: Jazz Now. Live from Pizza Express, Soweto Kinch featuring Andy Sheppard/Carla Bley/Steve Swallow. 11pm.
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Afternoon.
Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
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Thursday, July 27, 2017

JJ's Back in Town

Monday night, the only game in town is at the Prohibition Bar in Gateshead and it's a BIG ONE!
Julija Jacenaite, Lithuania's gift to the world of jazz, appears at the railway arch speakeasy as part of her quartet.
JJ has been causing a sensation in recent weeks at the local jam sessions and the question everyone is asking is "When can we see her on a gig?"
Well, the wait is over. Monday, July 31 at the Prohibition Bar, Arch 3, Brandling St., Gateshead NE8 2BA sees Julija socking it to them alongside Joel Brown (keys); Paul Grainger (bass) and Matt MacKellar (drums). I'm not sure what time the show starts but the doors open at 7pm which, as it's a compact venue, might be a good time to get there so you can grab a seat. 
And it's free! Although donations will be welcomed and, after you've heard her, you certainly won't begrudge whatever you can afford.
And it doesn't end there either. 
Empty Shop, Framwellgate Bridge, Durham DH1 4SY August 13 @ 4pm. The Matt MacKellar Trio with Julija Jacenaite...
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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