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Buddy Guy: "My mother said, 'You got flowers for me, give 'em to me now, because I'm not going to smell them when you put 'em on the casket'." - (DownBeat September 2018).

Marty Ashby: "I asked him what his gig was and he said 'I put the scores on the music stands'. I said, 'That's a gig?' And I realised there were four floors of guys like him, who supported some of the finest musicians in the world. But I was a jazz musician, and I was used to playing with some of the finest musicians in the world in front of the New York Public Library for tips. That's when I realised that jazz didn't have the same support system as classical music. - (DownBeat September 2018).

Today Tuesday August 14

Afternoon

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

Evening

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

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Darlington Jazz Festival: A Sunday Summary - May 6

With your regular Darlington reviewer indisposed Bebop Spoken Here is indebted to Tony Eales for providing a round-up of Sunday’s events at this year’s Darlington Jazz Festival. TE’s prediction that Hash Bar would be busy proved to be accurate. The mid-morning brunch session began with Giles Strong and Mick Shoulder playing as a guitar duo to a jam-packed room. Later, Shaun Henderson, fresh from occupying the Durham Alumni’s guitar chair in Central Hall the previous evening, linked-up once again with violinist Gordon Dyke.

TE wandered round to Joseph Pease statue to check out Graham Hardy’s Northern Monkey Brass Band and, to his delight, found Sue Ferris depping on tenor for the absent Jamie Toms. This being a Sunday, BSH’s County Durham correspondent made his way to church. The Paul Edis Trio (with sixteen-year-old Dylan Thompson depping on drums – yes, he’s more than good enough!) worked alongside Vocal Collective and festival guest star Alan Barnes.

A man with stamina is TE. The Keys on Skinnergate hosted the festival finale featuring trombonist Dennis Rollins’ Funky Funk Band, and, no surprise, TE was there! Well attended and loud, so said our County Durham man. A weekend of good attendances and fantastic jazz, roll on next year!     
Russell.   

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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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