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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 Wednesday November 13

Afternoon

Jazz

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6QG. Tel: 0191 227 5500. 12:15pm. Stanley Nelson's 2019 documentary film.

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

Jazz

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Swing Street - Pier Red, Castlegate, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 1LF. Tel: 01289 309168. 8:00pm. Free.

Levee Ramblers NOJB - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.00.

Blues/Folk

George Shovlin & the Radars, Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DE. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 8:00pm. Free.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Hamlet without the Prince of Denmark (Portugal) - even Ophelia has gone for an early bath nevertheless...

Jim McBriarty (clt.sop/vcl), Herbie Hudson (tmb/hca/vcl), Malcolm Armstrong (pno), Alan Rudd (bs), Mike Humble (dms).
...Rosencrantz and Guildenstern in the form of Herbie and Jim ensured there was no retreat - backed up as they were by Polonius, Horatio and Laertes - they held strong and there was, forsooth, many a roundelay from R and G to caress the ear drums.
This was a different Thursday afternoon at Rosie Malone's, South Shields and very much a Back to the Delta day.
To compensate for Ray Harley's absence, Jimmy Mack's soprano playing added a different dimension. Nice one Jim - Honeysuckle Rose ne'er did give such pleasing odour.
Equally Sweet was Lorraine. I just love the changes on that song - it's one of those tunes where the harmony is better than the melody! (Well that's what I think!) Herbie blew some nice harp on this one Rumour had it that Olive was babysitting - I didn't even know she was preggers! As for Ray, one can only assume that the ever increasing workload of the Maine Street Jazzmen is taking its toll - I think they are free between 4 and 5am on January 27, 2014.
Despite the above, it was still an enjoyable session
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.
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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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Lance