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Bebop Spoken There

Danny Gatton: "I was tired of playing in beer joints. I wanted to do something tangible like building cars. But once you do music it gets into your blood. You can get away from it for awhile but sooner or later it comes back to you." - (Down Beat April 1991).

Tal Farlow: "There were times when I would stop [playing guitar] and do sign painting." - (Downbeat December 5, 1963)

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Today Wednesday August 23

Afternoon
Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
New Orleans Jazz at the Village Hall - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Rd., Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.
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Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. £1. 8pm.
Billy's Acoustic Blues - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free (weekly).
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

High on Life - Northern Monkey Brass Band CD Launch @ Hoochie Coochie July 6









Two good sets, full of energy and fun and DRIVING RHYTHM !!!  And they played all 6 tracks from their newly launched CD.
 One photo is as per usual, the other is whilst playing ‘Star Wars’ – they take the music seriously and make them fun too – quite an impact !!
 Ken Drew.

2 comments :

  1. Hi Lance, just wanted to let anyone know that if they want to buy the Northern Monkey Brass Band CD, we're not on iTunes or anything like that at the moment, so either catch us at a gig, or you can visit a great independent record shop that's stocking it;
    RPM, 4 Old George Yard, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 1EZ, 0191 221 0201.
    Cheers

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  2. There are 2 more shops that now sell High On Life, they do mail order too.
    Details here;
    http://www.northernmonkeybrassband.com/#!buy-the-cd/c12c5
    Cheers again

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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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