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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.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Stan Getz

Seeing as we're in a poetic vein...
Four siblings blowing a horn,
Al, Herbie, Zoot and Stan.
Cool for the time of year
That Early Autumn.
Those Crazy Chords,
That Long Island Sound,
A girl saying 'yes'
A true love found.
Focus and Sweet Rain
Eddie Sauter, his Gil Evans
Beauty spawned within the pain
Of fixes and diminished sevenths.
Don't Blame it on the Bossa Nova
Desifinado put his kids through college.
Blame it on his youth
Presifinado without the knowledge.
They're all gone now - goodbye
Al, Herbie, Zoot and Stan.
Trading fours up in the sky
Ne'er to see their likes again.
Lance.

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