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Bebop Spoken There

Howlin' Wolf: “He [Charlie Patton] was a nice guy, but he just loved the bottle--like all the rest of the musicians. He was a great drinker.” – (DownBeat December 16, 1967).

Frank Zappa: “Those kids [US students] wouldn't know music if it came up and bit 'em on the ass.” – (DownBeat October 3, 1969).

Today Thursday April 26

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Tees Valley Jazzmen - No.1 Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL12 7NJ. Tel: 01388 665533. 12:30pm. Free admission.

Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society - Gateshead Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead NE8 4LN. 5:00pm. Fortnightly meetings, all welcome.

Evening

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band - Millstone, Haddrick’s Mill Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1QL. 0191 2853229. 7pm.

Maine St. Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Holywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NJ. 8:30pm. Free.

Bearpark Trio - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £3 (£2 student/MU.).

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm.

Tees Hot Club w. Kevin Eland (tpt); Donna Hewitt (sax); Graham Thompson (keys) - Dorman’s Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 9pm. Free.

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

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Mick Shoulder's Swing Manouche included in latest Gypsy Jazz Top 20 album

Included amongst the tracks on the above album is Mick Shoulder's Swing Manouche. Well-known, not just in the northeast of England but now worldwide!
The Manouche track is a number titled Bossa For Zoe with Mick on lead and, assuming it's their regular lineup, Giles Strong on rhythm guitar along with Paul Edis (clarinet) and Paul Susans (bass).
Twenty cracking tracks by twenty different Hot Club ensembles and, I'm pleased to say, Mick Shoulder's Swing Manouche lose nothing by comparision with the other nineteen.
To find out more see the press release and check out the links:
Lance.

(Press release from Hot Club Records).
The DJANGO FESTIVAL series presents the very best of gypsy jazz today, top names in the genre together with new artists deserving wider recognition. Each volume in the DJANGO FESTIVAL series is a GYPSY JAZZ TOP 20 list recommended by Jon Larsen, guitar player and founder/producer of Hot Club Records.
The French gypsy jazz guitar player DJANGO REINHARDT (1910-1953) is by many considered the greatest guitarist of all times, and his music has become a genre of its own, gypsy jazz, jazz manouche, or simply Hot Club music. There are dedicated DJANGO FESTIVALS in more than 50 countries around the world, and every year hundreds of artists are recording new albums.

The best tracks from these are compiled, published and promoted by Hot Club Records in the DJANGO FESTIVAL series. Make sure to check out all twelve volumes in the series – 240 of the best gypsy jazz tracks of all times! Hot Club Records is always open to new talent in this genre – tip us via facebook about projects that should be released on HCR. Meanwhile, enjoy this panorama of gypsy jazz today!
Buy/listen via Hot Club Records.

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

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