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Ben Williams: "Jaco [Pastorius] is almost like the Charlie Parker of the bass." - (DownBeat November 2018).

Dana Hall: "My philosophy is that everyone in the band is a drummer." - (DownBeat November 2018.)

Today Monday October 22

Afternoon.

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. 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.

Saturday, June 09, 2018

Kickin' the Gong Around

The 2018 Queen's Birthday honours List has three jazz names heading for the Palace and one or two non-jazz names who should, perhaps, be heading for the Tower
The jazzers are: Julian Joseph who clicks for an OBE, Orphy Robinson who scores for an MBE as does Dennis Rollins (pictured at Scarborough Jazz Festival, 2007.)
Joseph, apart from being a fine pianist and composer, is also a jazz broadcaster and, if he ever quits music, maybe he could become Head of Northern Rail. Vibesman Robinson has appeared in the northeast several times going back to 2000, maybe even earlier, whilst Dennis Rollins was here in April this year blowing 'bone with Maceo Parker at GIJF. On that performance alone, "They should have made Mister Rollins a Lord."
And, talking about honours, The All Party Parliamentary Jazz Awards are once again upon us.
Who knows but that this may be the year when BSH gets nominated in the Media Category - Well I can dream, can't I?
To cast your vote go to the group website. You've got until July 4...
Lance

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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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