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Bebop Spoken There

Freddie Hubbard: “Know what I miss most about New York? The drummers. You can't find any decent drummers but in New York-- most of the cats are there.”(DownBeat November 1981).
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Tony Glover: “They [the Slowlight Quartet] perhaps don’t yet know just how good they are.” – (Hexham Courant 17 April 2015) .

Today Saturday April 25

Afternoon.
DARLINGTON JAZZ FESTIVAL - various venues across town until Sunday April 25. Details here.
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- Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club - St. Augustine's, Larchfield St.., Darlington DL3 7TG. 12.30pm. £10.
.Monthly -Back on May 2
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PLAY JAZZ WORKSHOP - Sage Gateshead. 2pm. £25/£22.
Players of all instruments and levels learn from the masters. First Saturday in the month - Back May 2.
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Evening
DARLINGTON JAZZ FESTIVAL - various venues across town until Sunday April 25. Details here.
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Evening
DON FORBES & PETER GILLIGAN - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9pm. Free.
Trumpet and piano duo - nice one.
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JAMES BIRKETT (Solo guitar) - Cherry Tree, 9 Osborne Rd, Jesmond NE2 2AE. 0191 2399924. 7.30pm.
Quality food and solo jazz.
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DB JAZZ PROJECT - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8pm. £5.
One of the newer bands making waves.
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RUTH LAMBERT/PAUL EDIS - Vermont Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. 9pm - midnight. 0191 2331010.
More music in the Redwood Bar.
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RAY DALES (solo sax) - Hillcarter Hotel , 31 Church St, Hartlepool, TS24 7DH,
Start 7.30pm free admission further details tel. 01429 855800.
New weekly venture down Teesside way.
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RENDEZVOUS JAZZ - Sandpiper, Cullercoats. 8.30pm £3.
Monthly session featuring Maureen Hall and like- minded stompers. Back May 2

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Best wishes, Charles Gordon.
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"Fantastic reviews and brilliantly written. You really have caught the atmosphere." Mike Gordon, Director of Scarborough Jazz Festival.

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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!
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