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Bebop Spoken There

Lou Donaldson: "(On Art Blakey) Everything changed. Especially when the women came in, sat down in the front row, and raised their skirts above their knees. Then the drums got louder, the tempos got faster, and every tune was a drum solo" - (JazzTimes, November 2019.)

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Today Saturday December 14

Afternoon

Jazz

Anth Purdy - Isabella Community Centre, Ogle Drive, Blyth NE24 5JF. Tel: 01670 543773. 11:00am-1:00pm. Free. Christmas Fair.

Jazz Attack - Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 3:30pm. Free (concourse). Young Musicians Live! YMP Winter Festival.

Jambone - Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 4:00pm. Free but ticketed (Sage Two). Young Musicians Live! YMP Winter Festival.

Evening

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band - Gosforth Civic Theatre, Regents Farm Road, Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 3HD. Tel: 0191 284 3700. 8:00pm. £12.00. + bf. Second night of two.

Sold Out!

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Blues/Funk/Soul

Loft Boys - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Maine Street Jazzmen @ Rosie Malone's

Herbie Hudson (tmb/hca/vcl), Jim McBriarty (clt), Malcolm Armstrong (pno), Alan Rudd (bs), Tommy Graham (dms), Olive Rudd (vcls & Raffle tickets).
Another stomping good afternoon with the Maine Street Mob. No startling innovations or earth shattering flights of fancy - just solid, straight down the middle dixieland.
Both the frontliners soloed well; Jim seemingly effortlessly produced some clichéless runs with that Peanuts Hucko type sound so suited to this music.
Herbie, versatile as ever, switched from harmonica to trombone to vocals with ease.
Tommy, Alan and Malcolm provided the firm foundation whilst our girl Olive ran her vocal chords around such gems as "Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland" - I'll be on the next bus Olive - "All of Me" and her beautiful rendition of Bix's "Singin' The Blues".
Sadly her magic didn't extend to the raffle tickets...
Lance.

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