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Bebop Spoken There

Piers Paul Read: "Bruce Reynolds and Biggs shared an interest in Sex, Jazz and Hemingway." - (The Train Robbers by Piers Paul Read, Coronet Books 1979.)

George Shearing: "Speaking about Johann Sebastian Bach I think he'd be a real jazzer if he were alive today. I mean any man who has two wives, twenty kids, gets kicked out of the church for being too harmonically radical and drinks beer can't be all wrong can he?" - (Crescendo March 1984.)

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Whilst we appreciate the many emails, texts, messages and other communications we receive requesting album/gig reviews on BSH, regrettably, we are unable to reply to all of them other than those we are able to answer with a positive response.
Similarly, CDs received by post will only be considered if accompanied by sufficient background material.
Finally, bear in mind that this is a jazz-based site when submitting your album.
Lance

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Today Wednesday July 18

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8:00pm. £1.00.

Gala Big Band: BRASS for Sir Bobby - Durham Miners’ Hall, Flass Street, Durham DH1 4BE. 7:30pm. £10 Durham Brass Festival.

Reel Brass + Shake ‘Em Up Jazz Band - Front Street, Chester le Street, Co. Durham DH3. 6:00-9:00pm. Free. Town centre street performance. Durham Brass Festival (Street Ceilidh).

Steve Glendinning & Debra Milne - Dun Cow, Brandling Village, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 4RS. 8pm. Free.

Big BRASS Bash - Timothy Hackworth Park, Shildon. 6:00-9:00pm. Free. Durham Brass Festival.

Northern Monkey Brass Band - Timothy Hackworth Park, Central Parade, Shildon DL4 1DL. 6:00-9:00pm. Free. Big BRASS Bash (Durham Brass Festival).

Community Hall New Orleans Band - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm £3.00.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson Street, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

Tyne Valley Junior Jazz Ensemble + Tyne Valley Youth Big Band + Tyne Valley Big Band - Phoenix Club & Bar, Chisholm Place, Hexham NE46 1QL. 6:00pm. Donations.

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

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

A Three Day Vintage Spectacular at Historic Herne Hill

(Press release)
The P&P World Cycling Revival, the greatest celebration of the bicycle the world has ever seen, will be a high-end heritage sporting, music and lifestyle festival celebrating 200 years of the bicycle. 

The event is set in the halcyon days of the Herne Hill Velodrome, when it hosted the London 1948 Olympics, and our patrons will be invited to wear vintage themed clothing throughout the whole festival.

What's On?

Vintage music

Enjoy a dazzling display of vintage jazz, swing and garden party style music from some of the UK’s most exclusive vintage artists. Key artists  performing include:
·  Alex Mendham and his Orchestra perform the sophisticated and stylish music of the 1920’s and 30s with the modern energy and passion of their youthful years. They epitomise Hollywood’s golden age
·  Ray Gelato & the Giants - Ray has been taking his special brand of swing, jazz and R&B music all over the world since 1988. This multi-talented singer, saxman, songwriter and band leader has appeared at festivals, clubs and concert stages from Brazil to New York City
·  Palace Avenue Swing - Palace Avenue Swing is a large ensemble of experienced professional musicians and friends who specialise in performing and recreating the music and style of the golden era of jazz, blues and swing in its many forms 1920-50s
·  Electric Swing Circus - The Electric Swing Circus is a 6-piece fusion of saucy 20’s swing and stomping electro beats. With an explosive sound that reverberates back through time, them with their own unique style of swing the ESC always brings the party
Full list of music artists can be seen here: http://www.cyclingrevival.com/music/ 

Exhibitions include: 
·  History of the Bicycle with The National Cycle Museum is pleased to be partnering with the World Cycling Revival Festival to create an exhibition to celebrate 200 years of the bicycle.The exhibition at the World Cycling Revival Festival provides the museum with the opportunity to tell the story of the bicycle and enable many thousands of visitors to see the actual machines that have been used by cyclists for the past 200 years. As the home of cycling at the 1948 Olympics, the Herne Hill Velodrome has its own place in cycling history and we are proud to be working with the Cycling Revival to bring this classic venue to life. A couple of the bikes we will be featuring at the Cycling Revival are the 1819 Hobby Horse and the 1891 Swift Safety Bicycle, we invite you to read on for a brief history of these pivotal machines.

Photo Exhibit The World Cycling Revival Festival are delighted to announce that we will be teaming up with some of the world’s finest photography houses to bring our patrons a stunning gallery of classic photography that tells the story of the bicycle and its role in society. To celebrate 200 years of the bicycle, we can think of no better way than to display some of the most captivating photographs from cycling’s golden age.

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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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