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Bebop Spoken There

Bud Freeman: "I was in the hospital just two weeks--I couldn't bear being there. It seems to me that all the dead people in the world are not in their graves. So I went home" - (Down Beat May 16 1968).

Dan Wilensky: “When I was 19, I explored the highways and byways of the United States with “Brother” Jack McDuff in a small, sometimes rickety white truck in need of a paint job and a new muffler, helped lift his B-3 and Leslie out of said blundermobile, and after a five-hour gig, pocked $60…” (Down Beat August 2014).

Bebop Spoken There Archives.

Today Thursday August 21

Afternoon.
VIEUX CARRE JAZZMEN - The Millstone, Haddricks Mill Rd., South Gosforth, NE3 1QL. 1:00pm. 0191 2853429. FREE.
New Orleans in nice pub with 4 real ales, good food and a banjo!
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Evening
MAINE STREET JAZZMEN - Potters Wheel, Sunniside, NE16 5EE. 8.30pm. Free.
Good Time jazz with vocals by Olive.
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THE TEES HOT CLUB - Dormans, Oxford Rd., Linthorpe, Middlesborough, TS5 5DT. 01642 823813. 9pm. Free admission.
Gypsy jazz with guests Jeff Aucott (pno); Ray Dales (alt); Brian Dales (gtr).
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PILGRIM ST SET Featuring LLOYD WRIGHT (guitar) - Hoochie Coochie, 54 Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 6SF. 8.30pm. Free.
hard blowing quintet. Monthly, Tonight's the night!
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POCKET JAZZ ORCHESTRA - Fighting Cocks, Darlington Rd., Middleton St. George, Darlington DL2 1JT. 01325 335253. 8pm. Free.
Jeremy McMurray, Peter Ayton, Paul Smith + Mark Toomey (alto); Jackie Summers (vocal).
Monthly - Back Sept. 4
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- No. 28, Nelson St., Newcastle. 8.30pm. Free.
A Jazz Co-op gig - monthly back Sept. 4
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STRICTLY SMOKIN' BIG BAND - The Millstone, Haddricks Mill Rd., South Gosforth, NE3 1QL. 7pm. Free.
Monthly - Back August 28.

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Photo Albums (Alphabetically.)

6e Fest-Jazz de Chateneut du Faou 2011.
Alter Ego.
Amsterdam/Montreux.
Art Blakey 1984.
Ashington Jazz Club.
Autumn in New York.
Bill Shaw Cartoons.
Blaydon Jazz Club.
Breda Jazz Festival 1981/82.
Broadway Melody with Mia Webb.
Budvivar.
Central Bar, Gateshead.
Charlie Carmichael.
Cherry Tree Restaurant.
Chilli Road Band.
Chris Connor.
Contraband.
Chris Yates Collection.
Corner House, Heaton.
Cumberland Pub June 2012.
Dance Bands.
Durham Jazz Festival 2011.
Elaine Binney and the Jazz Rascals.
Eric Delaney at The Porthole.
Fenner Sisters.
Fred Wesley and the New JB Horns.
Gareth Lockrane Big Band @ LJF.
Gillespiana at King's Head, Crouch End.
Globe Jazz Pub.
Green Festival Leazes Park 2011.
Green Festival Leazes Park 2013.
Gregory Porter at Hoochie Coochie 14/3/14
Highfield Hotel.
Hong Kong Blues.
Hoochie Coochie.
Ian Carr Celebration (South Bank Centre).
Ian Forbes.
Ike Isaacs.
Jacky Denton.
Jambone.
Jazz 625.
Jazz 2012.
Jazz 2013.
Jazzathon 2011.
Jazz at the Fell.
Jazz Café.
Jazz Café (New)
Jazz North East.
Jazz North East Fundraiser 2014.
Jazz North East Vintage Posters.
Jazz Today.
Jerry Edis Photos.
Johnny Heenan Band in Amsterdam.
Kaveh Emami Photos.
Keith Crombie's Funeral.
Ken Drew's Photos.
Leo Harwood.
Lighthouse Trio.
Lionel Hampton City Hall 1983.
Local 802 (vintage north east photos.)
Lockerbie Jazz Festival 2010/11.
London Blues Festival 2011.
Maine Street Jazzmen.
Maine Street Jazzmen at British Legion, Jesmond, 2013.
Malcolm Saul.
Marshall Walker.
Mary Coughlan.
Michael Janisch Quintet.
Montreux/Amsterdam.
Newcastle Big Band in San Sebastian.
New Century Ragtime Orchestra.
Nigel Stanger.
Northern Monkey Brass Band.
Offshore 44.
Panama Jazzmen.
Parisian Swing.
Paul Edis CD Launch.
Pizza Express Jazz Awards 2010.
Posters and Programmes.
Ray Chester Tribute Concert.
Red Rodney 1983.
Remembering Chris (Yates).
River City Jazzmen.
Robin Hood (Jarrow).
Ruth Lambert  Customs House Big Band..
Ruth Lambert Small Groups.
Sage, Gateshead Jazz Festival 2008.
Sage, Gateshead Jazz Festival 2009.
Sage, Gateshead Jazz Festival 2010.
Sage, Gateshead Jazz Festival 2011.
Sage, Gateshead Jazz Festival 2012.
Salsa Café
Scarborough Jazz Festival 2007.
Scarborough Jazz Festival 2008.
Scarborough Jazz Festival 2009.
Scarborough Jazz Festival 2012.
Scarborough Jazz Festival 2013.
Schmazz at the Cluny.
Scott Adair.
Sheila Giles.
Side Café.
Simon Spillett.
Spice of Life (Soho).
Splinter at the Bridge.
Splinter Jam Session at the Bridge Nov. 10, 2013.
Stockton Jazz Festival 2009/2010.
Stomping at the Saville Exchange.
Strictly Smokin' Big Band.
Sunderland Big Band Festival 2008.
Sunderland Big Band Festival 2009/10.
Swing Bridge at Barnes Park.
Syd Warren.
Take it to the Bridge.
Tynemouth Outdoor Stage 2009.
Vieux Carré Jazzmen.
Vintage Jazz Photos.
Voice of the North Jazz Orchestra.
Whitley Bay Classic Jazz Party 2012.
Whitley Bay Jazz Festival 2010.
WJRK Bute Jazz Festival 2013.
Zoe Gilby.

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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.)
PS:I don't care what your political views are - you can love or hate Cameron, Clegg, Milliband, Farage, Genghis Khan or Julius Caesar - just don't air them here!
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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