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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.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Jazz at Rosie Malone's.


Joe Errington (tpt/vcl); Herbie Hudson (tmb/hca/vcl); Jim McBriarty (clt/sop/vcl); Mike Bird (clt); George Richardson (pno); Alan Rudd (bs); Mike Humble (dms); Olive Rudd (vcl)..
Plus Mike Bird and the Fledglings. Mike (clt); Emma (euph/alt); Alexander and William (cor.)
This was quite a memorable afternoon and not least because I won a Xmas tea towel in the raffle - delete 'not'! Joe Errington was in town from Denmark, Mike Bird and his musical family flew in from Wakefield and the room was crowded. The ambiance was good and it was nice to hear ex River City Jazzman/Papa Bue trumpeter Joe punching out that New Orleans style lead. Herbie and Joe ignited a few sparks off each other with Jimmy Mac filling in the cracks. 
George Richardson is near perfect on piano - even when he switches to vibes or banjo mode he manages to produce the characteristics of those instruments so much so that you are wondering how they managed to hide a set of vibes on such a small stage!
Olive looked good and sounded great on Some of These Days and Doctor Jazz to mention but a couple.
Earlier, walking up King Street, I heard what at first sounded like the Salvation Army playing carols. This wasn't no army but Mike Bird, his good lady Emma and their children William and Alexander doing a spot of street entertainment. Later on they played an intermission carol set before returning later to blow Satin Doll and Jazz Me Blues.
A stomping afternoon.
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