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Bebop Spoken There

George Shearing: "Speaking about Johann Sebastian Bach I think he'd be a real jazzer if he were alive today. I mean any man who has two wives, twenty kids, gets kicked out of the church for being too harmonically radical and drinks beer can't be all wrong can he?" - (Crescendo March 1984.)

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Today Thursday December 12

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 12:00pm. Free.

Note earlier time for this week only!

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Evening

Jazz

Hot Club du Nord - Lubetkin Theatre, East Durham College, Willerby Drive, Peterlee SR8 2RN. Tel: 0191 518 2000. 7:00pm. £10.00. (£5.00. under 18s). 'Jazz at the Lubetkin'.

Gala Big Band - Gala Theatre & Cinema, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. Tel: 03000 266 600. 7:30pm. £10.00. (£8.00. concs.). ‘Gala Big Band Does Christmas’.

Durham University Big Band - Dunelm House, New Elvet, Durham DH1 3AN. Tel: 0191 334 1777. Free. 7:30pm. ‘Jazzy Christmas’.

Indigo Jazz Voices - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £5.00. (£2.00. student).

Maine Street Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Hollywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NJ. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:30pm. Free.

Tees Hot Club w. Gus Smith (vocals); Dave Stansfield (tenor sax); Ted Pearce (keys) - Dorman’s Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 8:30pm. Free.

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm. £2.50.

Blues/Soul/Funk/Etc.

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

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Sunday Salsa Jam.

John Rowland (ten); Chris Finch (pno); Dave Parker (bs); Stuart McKie (gtr); Michael Howard (dms).
Salsa was slow today with few punters in. However, the music was good and, as it was also my birthday, I paid homage to the god Bacchus, Talking of birthdays, apart from myself, Mickey Spillane and Bobby Fischer (chess) today is also the date that Ornette Coleman and Herschel Evans landed on the planet. Listening to John Rowland it was the latter rather than the former who sprang to mind and perhaps one of these days John will give us his version of Blue and Sentimental. As it was, we had, during my one set stay, East of the Sun, Man I Love, Scrapple From the Apple, Loverman, Indiana, The Preacher and Footprints.
All musicians were on form.
Worth dropping by on a Sunday afternoon.
Lance.

2 comments :

Daryl Sherman (on F/b) said...

HI there Lance-a-lot! Hope you're swinging away with all your favorite things on this birthday. All best wishes and love and omedeto guzaimas from my Tokyo digs. (playing here 'till May).

Chris Finch (on F/b) said...

Didn't realise it was your birthday Lance, I would have sang happy birthday!