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Bebop Spoken There

Artie Shaw: “I'm not interested in giving people what they want--I'm interested in making music.” – (DownBeat October 15, 1939).

Jason Marsalis: “There's so many places that this music can go and there's a lot yet to be discovered.'” – (DownBeat April 2018)

Today Sunday March 18


Musicians Unlimited - Park Inn, Park Road, Hartlepool TS26 9HU. Tel: 01429 233126. 12 noon. Free.

Jason Isaacs & the Ambassadors of Swing - Hoochie Coochie, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6SF. Tel: 0191 222 0130. 5:30pm (doors 4:00pm). £16.00.

Revolutionaires - Tyne Bar, Maling St, Newcastle NE6 1LP. 3pm. Free.

Somethin’ Blue - Vesuvio, 3a Houndgate, Darlington DL1 5RL. 5:00pm. Tel: 01325 788564. Matt Case (saxophone) & Mike Hepple (guitar).


POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER! Zoë Gilby Quartet - Black Bull, Bridge Street, Blaydon NE21 4JJ. 8:00pm. £5.00. Rescheduled August 19.

Alter Ego - The Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £5.00.

Bradley Johnston - The Fire Station, High Street West, Sunderland SR1 3DT. Tel: 0191 594 7241. 6:00pm. Free. New weekly residency.

Gypsy Dave Smith - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Jazz Record Requests Live @ Sage Gateshead Free Thinking Festival - March 10

The annual Free Thinking Festival, run in conjunction with BBC Radio 3, is now a firmly established event in Sage Gateshead's calendar and attracts a diversity of visitors eager to discover, explore and open up their minds to a variety of observations on the 21st century and how it has changed our lives. Social media, gender issues and so much more.
Visit the Sage Gateshead website for more information on what it's all about.
Intriguing as all this was, the main interest for the BSH team was the live broadcast of Jazz Record Requests presented, as always, by Alyn Shipton. Alyn also laid down his credentials, not just as a broadcaster, but as a jazz musician by bookending the program with a live trio session by Emma Fisk (violin); James Birkett (guitar) and himself on double bass.
As regards the actual JRR program there were a few 'hipsters', not entirely unknown to this site, 
introducing their own requests.
Listen here.
PS: Tomorrow morning (March 11) Sarah Walker talks to saxophonist and composer Tim Garland. The program runs from 9am to 12noon. Details.


Liz said...

loved your choice Lance, took me back to Sunday night band shows at the Rialto York, that Duke number was always a fave!

Emma Fisk said...

Lovely to see you there Lance!x

Hugh said...

Sounds good. I missed Free Thinking this year as we were at Words by the Water at Keswick for the weekend. JRR is queued on my iPlayer downloads - looking forward to it. BBC roadies are dismantling the pop-up studio as I type.

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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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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.)
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