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Bebop Spoken There

Dave Gelly: “From 1 January 1920, when prohibition was imposed in the US, people didn’t stop drinking, they just stopped drinking legally.” – (Jazz Journal October 2017).

Regina Carter: “When I was a teenager, I would daydream about going out on a date and dancing to Ella’s music.” (Down Beat October 2017).

Today Wednesday November 22

Afternoon
Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.

Evening
Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. £1. 8pm.

Billy's Acoustic Blues - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free (weekly).

The Village Hall New Orleans Band - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Rd., Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.

BBC Big Band - Middlesbrough Theatre, The Avenue, Middlesbrough TS5 6SA. 01642 815181. 7:30pm. £24.50.

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

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Change of policy at Hoochie.

Warren Thomson: Pushing water up hill in Newcastle for live music these days. 2018 re-think for us I'm afraid. 6yrs ago I could sell tickets for up & coming artists. now there is absolutely no chance. Sorry for real musicians it must be a nightmare, unless of course you only play festivals. Our country will deeply regret losing so many smaller live venues.
I was saddened to read the above post from Warren on Facebook re Hoochie Coochie. Saddened but respectful of the decision by a guy who has given his support to many genres, jazz included, in trying to present quality live music in comfortable surroundings in Newcastle town centre. Gregory Porter; Chaka Khan; Courtney Pine; Soweto Kinch; Mica Paris a few of the bigger names. At a local level Strictly Smokin' Big Band; Jason Isaacs; King Bee; Gerry Richardson plus the many up and coming bands given vital exposure at Hoochie.
Warren, I'll raise a glass of London Pride to you and say: May the good times roll (again soon).
Lance.
PS: Tomorrow, Friday, September 8, Vanessa Hayes, lead singer of Incognito who recently appeared at the Royal Albert Hall in the amazing Swing No End Prom concert is at Hoochie - for £8! Clip from 606 Club.

3 comments :

Steve T said...

Fatback Band, Fred Wesley, Charles Walker, Leon Ware, Jean Carn, Azymuth.
A thoroughly decent chap, I had hoped no 1 son would play there, but I still haven't given up on him one day separating Soul from the limitations of vinyl.

Lance said...

Viva Vinyl!

Steve T said...

Viva Music!

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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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