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Art Blakey: "You [Bobby Watson] don't want to play too long, because you don't know if they're clapping because they're glad you finished!" - (JazzTimes, Nov. 2019).

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Today Saturday November 16

Afternoon

Jazz

Tees Valley Jazzmen - Hammer & Pincers, Preston Lane, Preston le Skerne, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6JH. Tel: 01325 314873. 1:00pm. £2.00.

Evening

Emma Johnson’s Gravy Boat - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8:00pm. £10.00. (£8.00.concs.). A Jazz Co-op-JNE-Jazz North Northern Line promotion.

Niffi Oseyemi Trio - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations).

Blues/Funk/Soul

Ian Siegal - Old Cinema Launderette, Marshall Terrace, Durham DH1 2HX. 7:45pm. £20.00. + £2.00. bf.

Red Hot Riot - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Radio 4 Rounds off GIJF!

Radio 4 has accidently rounded off the GIJF with its ‘Book of the Week’ item (9.45am, Monday to Friday).  This is an account of the early life of Louis Armstrong.  So far it has concerned his playing with the King Oliver band, and his romances.  These excerpts from ‘Master of Modernism’ by Thomas Brothers will also be available on iplayer, so catch it there if you’re at work in the mornings.
Ann Alex

3 comments :

freddie said...

And that links to Gateshead jazz festival how?

Lance said...

Apart from the word "Jazz" and Lindsay Hannon singing Basin St. Blues at one of the late night jam sessions, this is probably the first time the BBC has selected a jazz book for its "Book of the Week" slot which, as AA says, "rounded off the GIJF" certainly for her if not for you Freddie.

Russell said...

And there's more...Blood Count, Radio 4, 2:15 pm this Friday is a play written by trumpeter Ian Smith about the relationship between Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. The GIJF link? Well, if you were at the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra's concert in Hall One you won't need any persuading!

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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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