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Bebop Spoken There

Jimi Durso: "Be in tune when you hit the stage [At a jam session]. Also, bring a list of songs you know." - (DownBeat October 2018).

Jazzmeia Horn: "She's not a jazz singer whoever she is [Aretha Franklin]." - (Blindfold Test, DownBeat October 2018).

Today Tuesday September 25

Afternoon

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

Evening

Jam session - Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. Free.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Key Moments 5

I sometimes think I was born singing...it was all I remember as a child, brought on by the radio, then the 1940's films. By the time I was a young teenager, my Dad's influence as a first class guitarist directed me to jazz and all the great musicians. I would sit and listen to him for hours, practising his chords. He loved Laura and I’m Getting Sentimental Over You. My brothers all played too so we were a musical family. We still are, as both of my sons play guitars and live for their music. Above all though is our family passion for Django Reinhardt. My Brother Les is an authority on him. When Denys and I got together he introduced me to the genius of Stan Getz, and Here’s That Rainy Day was our song.
I have seen many of the greats, Ella, Frank, Stephane, Dankworth, Cleo, and most of the big touring bands of the 1950's. I frequently visit the Victoria Vaults and the Phoenix in York, both great jazz venues. Just when you think you have found your fave, along comes another, last week it was Sue Raney. Lance knows the number which never fails to deliver for me My One and Only Love!
If music be the food of love...play on!
Liz

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

To Liz from Ann Alex, It's lovely to hear about your key moments, which are so different from mine. I wish everyone reading BSH would tell us their key moments - so interesting.

Liz said...

oh thank you Ann, I enjoyed reading yours too. We all have come to music in different ways, for me it is life blood, I simply could not live( happily) without it. It stirs up the emotions like no other form of art. Sending best wishes.

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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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Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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