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Bebop Spoken There

Davina Lozier: "So many people never settle into who they really are. They just do what they want to do because they want to be Oscar Peterson or Muddy Waters or Britney Spears. But I am what I am: a chubby, 40-year-old woman who's still doing it." - (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, March 14, 2013

Michael Steinman on Mike Durham

Mike Durham was a fan of Bebop Spoken Here (possibly despite the title!) and often used it to spread the word around of events he was involved in - of which I was happy to do. However, I think his favourite blog was Michael Steinman's Jazz Lives - and, indeed it is mine too for classic mid period jazz. I met Michael,  briefly, at the 2012 Classic Jazz Party - the same day we became Facebook Friends!
As such, I think that Michael's remembrance of Mike is perhaps the most fitting of obituaries - it draws a picture of the man to a T (trumpet?).
Here it is.
Lance - (thank you Michael Steinman.)

2 comments :

Brian Bennett said...

There couldn't be a more eloquent and poignant tribute to Mike than this.

Michael Steinman / JAZZ LIVES said...

Dear Lance and Brian, thank you so much. I tried to capture the man I knew and loved -- even though we didn't meet often enough. Lance, I hope that the 2013 Whitley Bay extravaganza will give us time for a longer chat . . . I'll be seated behind a video camera for as much as possible of that long delicious weekend, so you know I will welcome enlightened friendly company! May your happiness increase, Michael

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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