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Bebop Spoken There

Zoë Gilby (APPJAG award winner): "Just to be shortlisted for the [All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group] award was enough for me." - (The Northern Echo January 16, 2020)


The Things They Say!

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Today Saturday January 18



Early Bird Band - Lit & Phil, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SE. Tel: 0191 232 0192. 11:00am.


Adrian Cox Quartet - Watchtower Gallery, West End, Berwick TD15 2HE. 8:00pm. £10.00. Cox touring new CD ‘Now is Spring’.


Ray Stubbs R & B All-Stars - 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.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Saxophone Sayings.

"Its principle merit is the beautiful variety of its accent; deep and calm, passionate, dreamy, melancholic, like an echo of an echo ... that curious sonority perched on the limit of silence." Hector Berlioz speaking shortly after its invention in 1846.
"Moaning like a sinner on revival day." W.C. Handy.
"The embodiment of the spirit of beer." Arnold Bennett.
The above sayings are from Mike Zwerin's book "Close Enough For Jazz". Quartet Books 1983.


Miles said...

The Saxophone was invented for people who couldn't play the trumpet or needed to fix the pipework under the sink.

Lance said...

The trumpet is for people who can't 'reed'.

Roly said...

"Never trust someone with a fast vibrato"

Lance said...

Why doesn't someone invent a saxophone capo?