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Bebop Spoken There

Pat Metheny: "For me, every performance is an event." - (Crescendo July 1978).

Robin Eubanks: “It was a wonderful time in my life [playing in a funk band], for sure. Having girls scream at you when you’re 15 or 16 was kinda cool.” – (Jazz Times October 2014).

Bebop Spoken There Archives.

Today Tuesday October 21

Afternoon.
PAUL's NEW ORLEANS MUSIC SHOW - Bell & Bucket, 37 Norfolk St., North Shields. 1pm. Free.
Classic New Orleans with the MISSISSIPPI DREAMBOATS.
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ADVANCED JAZZ GUITAR COURSE - The Globe, Railway St.,Newcastle NE4 7AD. NE4 7AD. 5pm. Fortnightly - 5 week course with James Birkett. Back on October 28.
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Evening.
MAINE ST. JAZZMEN - British Legion, West Jesmond (nr. Metro Station). 8:30pm. £5.
Always a stomping good session.
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GAVIN LEE's DIXIELAND JAZZ BAND - New Inn, 29 Church St., Durham. DH1 3DN. 9pm. Free.
Gavin's bands are always interesting and this is well worth the trip.
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PLAY MORE JAZZ - The Globe, Railway St., NewcastleNE4 7AD. NE4 7AD. 7.30pm.
Improviser's workshop.
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JAZZ CLUB - Saltburn Conservative Club, Saltburn by the Sea. 8.30pm. Free.
Ian Bosworth (gtr); Jeff Aucott (Hammond); John Sparrow (dms); Adrian Beadnell (bs) + guests.
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JAM SESSION - Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5SG. 8pm. Free.
Come and jam with Peter Gilligan, Paul Grainger & Paul Wight.First and third Tuesdays - Tonight's the night!
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IMPROV WORKSHOP- Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5SG. 8pm. Free.
Develop your skills with top players.
Monthly - Back Nov.11.
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CUSTOMS HOUSE BIG BAND - New Crown Hotel, Mowbray Rd., South Shields. 7.30pm. Free.
Open rehearsal/concert by top big band. The beer's good and the band even better! Monthly - Back on Nov. 4.
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HENRY'S SWING CLUB - Brandling Villa, South Gosforth. 8.30pm. Free.
Monthly Blues -Back on Nov. 4
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PAUL SKERRITT BAND - Park Inn, Park Rd., Hartlepool TS28 9HU. 9pm. Free.
Last Tuesday in the month - back October 28

Obituaries

2014
Alice Babs - Swedish jazz singer - 90 (February 11)
Lauren Bacall - film star - 89 (August 12).
Franny Beecher - Guitarist (Benny Goodman/Bill Haley) - 92 (February 24).
Iola Brubeck - Lyricist and wife of the late Dave Brubeck - 90 (March 12).
Roy Campbell - Avant garde American trumpet player - 61 (January 9).
Mick Danby - North east bass/bass guitarist/piano tuner - ? (February 26?)
Paco De Lucia - Flamenco/jazz guitarist - 66. (February 25.)
Kenny Drew Jr. - American jazz pianist - 56. (August 3).
Frankie Dunlop - Former Monk drummer - 85 (July).
Joe Evans - American sax player - 97 (January 17).
Med Flory - Saxist (Supersax) & Actor (Maverick/Route 66.) - 87. (March 12.)
Gerry Goffin - American pop lyricist - 75 (June 19).
Johnnie Gray - British bandleader/sax player. 94 (June).
Charlie Haden - bass playing legend - 77 (11/7/14).
Al Harewood - Blue Note drummer - 90. (March 13).
Wayne Henderson - Trombonist, founder member of Jazz Crusaders. 74 (April 4).
Paul Horn - Flautist. 84. (June 29).
Brian Innes - Percussionist, Temperance Seven. 86. (July 14).
Herb Jeffries - Ex Ellington singer and actor - 100. (May 25).
Ronny Jordan - Acid jazz guitarist. 51.(January 13).
Freddie "Fingers" Lee - Co. Durham rock and roll pianist. 76. (January 13).
Brian Lemon - British pianist. Top class. 77 (11/10/14).
Phil Mason - Trad trumpet player/bandleader. 74. (June 9.)
Idris Muhammad - American drum legend. 74. (29/7/14).
Joe Mudele - British bass player - 93 (March 7).
Stan Nicholson - North East guitarist/bassist. (January)
Al Porcino - legendary lead trumpet. 88. (January 2.)
George M. Roberts - former Krupa/Kenton/Riddle bass trombonist. (28/9/14).
Joe Sample - Jazz Crusaders legend. - Sept. 12).
Jimmy Scott - High pitched American jazz singer - 88 (June 12).
Pete Seeger - American folksinger and civil rights activest. 94. (January 27).
Horace Silver - pianist, composer, jazz legend - 85. (June 18).
Bud Spangler - American jazz drummer and record producer. 75 (Jan 16)
Kathy Stobart - South Shields born sax player ex Lyttleton. (July 5).
Sheila Tracy - Writer, trombonist, broadcaster - 80. (Sept. 30).
Sam Ulano - Legendary drummer/educator - 93. (Jan. 2?).
Frank Wappat - North East DJ, musician, historian - 84. (Feb. 17)
John Wheeler - North East much loved sax player - 42 (January 20).
Kenny Wheeler - Canadian British based trumpet/composer/arranger - 84 (Sept. 18).
Joe Wilder - American trumpet player - 92 (May 9).
Terry Willits - Teesdale trumpeter and broadcaster. 80 (February 14)
Gerald Wilson -Trumpeter, arranger, composer, bandleader. 96. (Sept. 8).
2013
December 31:  Bobby Gordon - Clarinettist and singer. 72.
December 28: Boyd Lee Dunlop - pianist brother of drummer Frankie Dunlop. 87
December 23: Yusef Lateef - Multi reedsman. 93.
December 22: Trigger Alpert - Former Glenn Miller double bassist. 97.
December 19: Herb Geller - Alto sax player. 85.
December 13: Joe Errington - Ex River City Jazzmen/Papa Bue trumpet player.
December 10: Jim Hall - All time great guitarist. 83.
December 6: Stan Tracey - Great British jazz composer and pianist. 86.
November 25: Chico Hamilton - Original drummer with Mulligan Quartet. An all-time great. 92.
October 30: Frank Wess - ex Basie sax/flute. 91.
October 19: Ronald Shannon Jackson - Free drummer. 73.
October 15 (8?): Gloria Lynne - Vocalist "I Wish You Love". 83.
October 15: Donald Bailey - American drummer. 80.
October 14:Tommy Whittle - Top British tenor player. 87.
October 7: Dick LaPalm - American record promoter. 86.
October 5: Butch Warren - Blue Note house bassist 1950s. 74.
Sept. 23: Gia Prima - singer and 5th wife of Louis Prima - 73.
Sept. 17: Bernie McGann - Australian alto saxist. 76.
Sept. 16: Jimmy Ponder - Pittsburgh guitarist. 67.
Sept. 7: Fred Katz - First jazz cellist. 94.
August 20: Marian McPartland -British.American pianist. 95.
August 19: Cedar Walton -  American pianist. 79.
August 11: Eydie Gormé - American singer. 84.
August 5: George Duke - American pianist. 67.
August 2: Sheila Giles - north-east jazz singer. 81(?)
July 28: Rita Reys - Dutch vocalist. 88.
July 18: Peter Appleyard - percussionist. 84.
July 14: Laurie Frink - Trumpet player and teacher. 61
July 2: Bengt Hallberg - Swedish pianist of renown. 80.
June 29: Paul Smith. Top American pianist. 91
June 26: Bert Stern - photographer (Jazz on a Summer's Day). 82.
June 13: Sam Most - American flautist. 82.
June 12: Johnny Smith - legendary guitarist. 90.
June 5: Ben Tucker - American bassist. 82.
June 3: Piano C.Red: American blues pianist. 79.
May 29:  Mulgrew Miller. Pianist. 57.
May 24: Ed Shaughnessy. Drum legend. 84.
April 11: Don Blackman. Pianist, singer, songwriter. 59
March 27: Robert Zildjian. Founder of Sabian Cymbals. 89.
March 22: Derek Watkins. Top British lead trumpet player. 68.
March 15 - Terry Lightfoot. Trad clarinettist/bandleader. 77.
March 12 - Mike Durham. Trumpet player, organiser of Whitley Bay Jazz Festival/Party and much more.
March 7 - Kenny Ball. British trad legend. trumpet player.
March 6 - Alvin Lee. Guitarist with Ten Years After.
February 5: Paul Tanner - Glenn Miller trombonist and inventor of the Theremin. 95.
February 4: Donald Byrd: - trumpet legend. 80.
February 4: Pat Halcox - Chris Barber trumpet player. 82.
January 30 : Patty Andrews, last of the Andrews Sisters. 94.
January 25: Ray Chester - North-east trombonist, pianist, bandleader. 83.
January 10: George Gruntz - Swiss pianist, composer, arranger, bandleader. 80
January 10: Claude Nobs - Founder of Montreux Jazz Festival. 76
January 9: Vince Bovill - ex Vic Lewis, Oscar Rabin, Eric Delaney tenor player. 89.
January 9: Jim Godbolt - Jazz writer, Editor of JARS. 90.
2012
December 29: Keith Crombie - Iconic owner of Jazz Café, Newcastle.
December 27: Fontella Bass. Soul singer, wife of Lester Bowie. 72.
December 24: Sir Richard Rodney Bennett: Pianist, singer, composer and many other things. 76.
December 20: Jimmy McCracklin - blues piano legend. Composer of "The Walk" 91.
December 11: Ravi Shankar - iconic Indian sitar player. 92.
December 5: Dave Brubeck -Legendary pianist/composer. 91.
November 28: Mickey Baker - All time great guitarist. 87.
November 22: Austin Peralta - California pianist. 22.
November 19: Pete La Roca - ex Coltrane/Rollins etc. drummer. 74.
November 18: Stan Greig: Pianist, drummer with Lyttleton, Bilk etc. 82.
November 5: Stan Coates - Tyneside saxist/educator. 82.
November 3: Bernie Tyrell - Drummer and co-editor of The Jazz Guide.
October9: Eddie Harvey - Britsh trombonist, pianist, composer, arranger, educator. 86.
Oct. 8: John Tchicai - free jazz saxist. 76.
Oct. 2: Big Jim Sullivan - Session guitarist of great repute. 71.
Sept. 28: Eddie Bert - trombone player (Kenton, Mingus, Monk etc.)
Sept. 25: Billy Barnes - Composer of Something Cool. 85.
August 23: Byard Lancaster - Avant garde flute/sax player. 70.
August 15: Bill Tillman - singer/saxist ex Blood, Sweat & Tears. 65.
August 11: Von Freeman - Chicago tenor man. 88.
August 6: Marvin Hamlisch - American composer. 68.
August 4: Johnnie Bassett - Detroit bluesman. 76.
July 26: Don Bagley - American bassist. 85.
July 10:: Maria Cole - Singer, widow of Nat King Cole, mother of Natalie Cole. 89.
July 10: Lol Coxhill - British free improvising saxophonist. 79.
July 8: Uncle Lionel Batiste - New Orleans drummer. 81.
July 1: Fritz Pauer - Austrian jazz pianist. 69
June 16: Margie Hyams - Herman/Shearing vibes player. (2011 interview). 91
June 12: Graeme Bell. Australian bandleader and pianist. 97.
June 9: Abram Wilson outstanding American trumpet player resident in UK. 39.
June 8: Sheila Taylor. Wife of John Taylor orgainiser of Ashington Jazz Club.
June 6: Joe Shenton - former washboard player with River City Jazzmen. 82.
June 3: Andy Hamilton MBE - Birmingham based Jamaican saxist and educator. 94.
May 30: Pete Cosey - Miles Davis guitarist (1970s). 68.
May 10: Bernardo Sassetti. Portuguese pianist, Guy Barker sideman. 41.
May 8: Frank Parr ex Mick Mulligan trombonist. 83.
May 6: Mighty Joe Young: North East guitarist/bassist/bandleader. 80.
April 20: Joe Muranyi - ex Louis Armstrong All Stars clarinetist. 84.
April 20: Bert Weedon: British guitar legend. 91
April 17: Norman Thatcher, New Orleans style trumpet player. 70.
April 16: Teddy Charles - Innovative vibes player. 84.
April 11: Hal McKusick - American alto player/composer/arranger. 87.
April 10: Bill Nicholson North east sax and clarinet player. 82.
April 0: Tony Marsh - improv drummer. 
April 4/5: Jim Marshall inventor of Marshall Amps. 88.
March 28: Sonny Igoe - former Herman, Goodman drummer. 88.
Mar. 28: Earl Scruggs, Bliegrass banjo legend. 88.
Mar. 19: Jim Perry - Newcastle Jazz Photographer. 97.
Mar.6: Joe Byrd - bassist brother of Charlie Byrd. 78.
Feb. 24: Red Holloway - American saxist. 84.
Feb 22: Mike Melvoin - American pianist. 74.
Feb. 14: Dory Previn - Songwriter, first wife of Andre Previn. 86.
Feb 13 - Jodie Christian - Chicago avant-garde pianist. 80.
Feb 11: Whitney Houston - Pop Diva. 48.
Jan 26: Clare Fisher - pianist, composer, arranger, leader. 83.
Jan 20: John Levy - bassist/manager. 99.
Jan 20: Etta James - jazz/soul/blues/rock singer. 73.
Jan 17: Johnny Otis - drummer, bandleader. 90.
Jan 2: Ian Bargh - Scots/Canadian jazz pianist. 75.
2011
Dec 31: David Savill: - trumpet player ex Newcastle Big Band (San Sebastian.)
Dec. 28: Barbara Lea - Classy American vocalist - 82.
Dec 27: Dan Terry - American trumpet player, band-leader. 87.
Dec 26: Sam Rivers - American tanor player. 88.
Dec 20: Clem DeRosa - Drummer, Bandleader, Teacher. 86.
Dec.16: Bob Brookmeyer - Valve trombonist, pianist, composer, arranger, teacher. 81.
Dec. 12: Pupi Campo - Cuban bandleader. 91.
Dec. 4: Hubert Sumlin - Blues guitarist. 80.
Nov. 25: Ross McManus - Joe Loss band singer, father of Elvis Costello. 84.
Nov 22. Paul Motian - influential jazz drummer (Bill Evans etc.). 80.
Nov 19: Russell Garcia - Legendary American/New Zealand composer/arranger. 95.
Nov 11: Michael Garrick - Influential British pianist, composer.- 78.
Nov 6: Mito Loeffler - Django style guitarist. 50.
Nov 6: Gordon Beck - British pianist. 76.
Nov 3: Papa Bue. Danish trad trombone/bandleader. 81
Nov  1: Andre Hodeir - French jazz critic and author. 90.
Oct 28: Beryl Davis - British vocalist. 87.
Oct 21: Edmundo Ros - Latin American bandleader. 100.
Oct 11: Freddie Gruber - Legendary drum guru. 84.
Oct 9: Pete Rugulo - Composer/arranger. 95.
Oct 5: Bert Jansch - Outstanding folk guitarist. 67
Oct 1: Butch Ballard - former Ellington drummer. 92.
Sept 28: Denys Harris - friend.
Sept 12: Dinah Kaye - singer. 87.
Sept 10: Graham Collier. British bassist and composer. 74
Sept. 7: Eddie Marshall. West coast drummer. 73.
Sept. 6 (obituary date). Tommy Melville. British tenor saxist. 85.
August 29: David "Honeyboy" Edwards. Legendary bluesman. 96
August 20: Ross Barbour. Last of the original Four Freshmen. 82
August 11: Richard Turner. Young London trumpet player.
July 26: Frank Foster. Ex Basie tenor playr, bandleader, composer, arranger. 82.
July 23: Amy Winehouse. Jazz/soul singer. 27.
July 17: Gil Bernal. Ex Hampton, Ry Cooder tenor player. 80.
July 15: Eric Delaney. Legendary drummer and bandleader. 87.
June ?: Ian Wheeler. Clarinet player with Barber and Colyer.
June 20: Ottilie Patterson. Blues singer and former Chris Barber vocalist (and wife). 79.
June 18: Clarence Clemens - Bruce Springsteen's tenor player. 69.
June 6: Nils-Bertil Dahlander - Swedish drummer. 83.
June 2: Ray Bryant - jazz pianist 79.
Gil Scott-Heron - poet, musician, jazzish rapper. 62 May 27: 
Kathy Kirby - '60s pop singer.May 19
Bob Flanigin -Singer with the Four Freshmen May 16 .
Kevin Savin - North east banjoist and all-round 'good egg'.May 12
Cornell Dupree - R 'n' B/Jazz guitarist. 69.May 8
Snooky Young - ex Basie trumpeter. 92.May 11
Ray Smith - Ray's Records, Charing Cross Road Apr 17.
Billy Bang - Jazz violinist Apr 11.
Bill Shenton Cumbrian sax/clt player .Apr 10
Joe Morello. Drummer - one of the greatsMar 12, 2011: 
Feb 27: Eddie Kirkland. Blues guitarist.
Feb 24: Jens Winther. Danish trumpet player.
Feb 14: George Shearing. Pianist.
Feb 3: Tony Levin. British drummer.
John Barry: Composer, ArrangerJan 31, 2011.
Barrie Lee Hall, Ellington trumpet player. Jan 26, 2011
Gordon Bage, North East Jazz organist. Jan 24, 2011.
Betty Smith, British tenor player. Jan 21, 2011
Brian Rust, Pre-eminent discographer and authorJan 5, 2011.
Ian Brown, North East trumpet player (ex Rae Bros NEJB). Jan 4, 2011
Charles Fambrough. Bassist (Art Blakey etc).Jan 1, 2011.
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Dr Billy Taylor: Pianist, historian, educator. December 28, 2010.
James Moody: wonderful tenor/flute player. December 9, 2010.
Mike Gilby: Trumpet player of note. December 2, 2010.
Monty Sunshine: Trad clarinetist. November 30, 2010.
Albert 'June' Gardner: New Orleans drummer. November 19, 2010.
Paul Gamblin: Outstanding guitarist. October 16, 2010.
Marian Brown: Avant Garrde alto saxist. Oct 10, 2010.
Buddy Morrow: Trombonist/Bandleader Sept 27, 2010.
Buddy Collette: Iconic flute/sax player. Sept 19, 2010.
Tito Burns: Jazz accordionist. August 23, 2010.
Herman Leonard: Jazz photographer August 14, 2010.
Abbey Lincoln: Singer, actress, civil rights. August 14, 2010.
Jacky Denton: Top North East drummer. August 8 2010.
Jack Parnell: Uk drummer/bandleader. August 8, 2010.
Martin Drew: UK drummer July 29, 2010.
Chris Dagley: UK drummer July 28, 2010.
Harold Beckett: Trumpet player. July 22, 2010.
Gene Ludwig: Pittsburgh based jazz organist. July 14, 2010.
Harry Klein: British Baritone saxist. June 30, 2010.
Benny Powell: Former Basie, Hampton trombonist. June 26, 2010.
Alan Plater: Jazz inspired author and playwright. June 25, 2010.
Fred Anderson:  Avant garde tenorist. June 24, 2010.
Stan Martin: ex Panama Jazzmen etc. Tenor, clarinet, piano. June 23, 2010.
Johnny Parker: Former pianist with Humph and others. June 11, 2010.
Bill Dixon. Avant Garde Trumpet player. June 15, 2010.
Hank Jones: Pianist. May 16, 2010.
Lena Horne: Singer, actress, LEGEND. May 9, 2010.
Francisco Aguabella: Cuban percussionist. May 7, 2010
Rob McConnell: Canadian big band leader revered by many. May 1, 2010.
Georgia Lee: Australian jazz.blues singer. April 23, 2010.
Gene Lees: Author, lyricist, singer. April 22, 2010.
Steve Reid: American drummer. April13, 2010.
Mike Zwerin: Trombonist/writer. April 2, 2010.
John Bunch: Pianist. March 30, 2010.
Herb Ellis: Guitarist. March 28, 2010.
Peter Herbolzheimer: German trombonist. March 27, 2010.
Diz Disley: British guitarist. March 22, 2010
Kenny Baldock: British bass player. March 22, 2010.
Jim Marshall: Jazz and rock photographer. Mar 24, 2010.
Marva Wright: Jazz, blues, gospel singer. Mar 23, 2010.
George Webb: Britsh trad musician. Mar 11, 2010.
Art Van Damme: accordianist. Feb 15, 2010.
Jake Hanna : drummer Feb 12, 2010.
Sir John Dankworth: British jazz alto/icon. Feb 6, 2010.
Ed Thigpen: Drummer. Jan. 13, 2010.
Dennis Stock; jazz photographer. Jan 11, 2010.
Dick Johnson: Clarinetist. Jan 10, 2010.
Ernie Graham: Blaydon Jazz club regular. Jan 7, 2010.
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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.)
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Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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