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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.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Here Come The Girls

The Divas are on the march! This afternoon Lindsay Hannon will be slaying 'em at the Jazz Café on Pink Lane, Newcastle - maybe Gaby, too, will be around to pick up the pieces.
Across town at the Bridge Hotel the Zoe Gilby Quintet will touchdown at 8:00pm as part of her nationwide Looking Glass tour.
On Monday night the Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, welcomes a return visit by Sarah Ellen Hughes. Next month Sarah takes part in The Vocal Summit during the London Jazz Festival but on Monday she's at Jesmond.
Tuesday night, not quite jazz, but Ruthie Henshall, strutting her stuff at The Sage, Gateshead, in a Tribute to the Hollywood Musicals, should get the red corpuscles moving.
Wednesday night at the same venue Diana Tarto adds the vocal touch to Kenny Wheeler's 80th Birthday Big Band Bash whilst on Thursday afternoon, at Rosie's, Olive Rudd shimmies like her sister Kate and in the evening, at the Corner House, Heaton, God and the builders willing, Mia Webb sings whilst the Ray Chester Big Band swing Woody Herman and Stan Kenton.
Friday afternoon I could go over to the Porthole and dig Maureen Hall and Rendezvous Jazz but, by then, I may be all 'Diva'd out'.
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.
Similarly, CDs received by post will only be considered if accompanied by sufficient background material.
Finally, bear in mind that this is a jazz-based site when submitting your album.
Lance