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Jeremy Pelt: "It [Birth of the Cool sessions] was bebop in sheep's clothing." - (DownBeat, December 2019).

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Today Tuesday November 12

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Free.

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6QG. Tel: 0191 227 5500. 1:15pm. Stanley Nelson's 2019 documentary film.

Evening

Jazz

Not Now Charlie - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

Blues

Sugaray Rayford - Cluny, Lime St., Newcastle NE1 2PQ. Tel 0191 230 4474. 8:00pm. £15.00.

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

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Cool Breeze - Robin Hood, Jarrow

Ian Parkinson (gtr/bs/vcl), Carl Defoe (keys), George Richardson (dms) + various.
Is this a jazz gig? Is it a rock gig? Is it a sing-a-long gig?
The answer to all three questions is 'yes' it is all of them and more.
Jazz in Jarrow? who would have thought it! Paradoxically, the last time I heard jazz in Jarrow was at this same venue maybe 30 years ago - Waso and Sammy Rimmington!
Tonight was a fun night with 'Parky' singing such beauts as Have You Met Miss Jones, Kick Out of You, Ipanema, Sweet Lorraine, Come Fly With Me, Tramp and other Gasbook classics alongside Dire Straits and The Eagles.
My old mate George on drums kicked things along and, it has to be said, George is a powerhouse percussionist. (photo from 30 years ago.)
Carl played some good stuff on keyboards and backed the singers who materialised from the floor including two 'cheeky little strutters' doing Amy Winehouse and doing her good!
John McKenna sat in on drums, much real ale was supped, and bossman Jess gave out with his own Sinatra shot - Got You Under My Skin. I'd booked a taxi for half eleven - should have left it later.
Get there next week!
Lance.

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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.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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Whilst we appreciate the many emails, texts, messages and other communications we receive requesting album/gig reviews on BSH, regrettably, we are unable to reply to all of them other than those we are able to answer with a positive response.
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Finally, bear in mind that this is a jazz-based site when submitting your album.
Lance