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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.

Friday, November 19, 2010

LJF News - ARTHUR H CANCELLED

Arthur H was involved in a motorcycle accident yesterday. Although he avoided serious injury, he fractured his wrist – his hand is in a plaster cast and he is unable to perform. His concert in the Queen Elizabeth Hall tonight has been cancelled: when he is recovered, we hope to reschedule this performance for 2011. Tickets will be refunded at place of purchase. Arthur Jeffes, the leader of Penguin Cafe, was due to play a special set of his own piano music as the first half of this concert. Arthur Jeffes will now play his own short concert tonight in the cabaret setting of The Front Room (in the Queen Elizabeth Hall foyer) starting at 7.45pm. Admission is free. Across Southbank Centre, tickets are still available for the gospel double bill in the Royal Festival Hall of the Golden Gate Quartet and the Harlem Gospel Choir (the Harlem Gospel Choir were featured on ITV’s Daybreak this morning), and just a few tickets remain for the Purcell Room celebration of legendary South African drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo, which features special guests Keith Tippett and Jason Yarde among the many musicians associated with this great player. We all wish Arthur H. a speedy recovery.
Lucinda Hilberry
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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.
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Lance