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Bebop Spoken There

Artie Shaw: “I'm not interested in giving people what they want--I'm interested in making music.” – (DownBeat October 15, 1939).

Jason Marsalis: “There's so many places that this music can go and there's a lot yet to be discovered.'” – (DownBeat April 2018)

Today Tuesday March 20


Classic Swing - The Ship, Front St., Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.


Jam session - Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. Free.

Jazz Blowers’ Easter Concert - Hurworth Grange Community Centre, Hurworth Road, Hurworth Place, Darlington DL2 2BN. 7:00pm. £5.00. Concert in the Hadwin Lounge.

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

Friday, August 15, 2014


Sadly, Ginger - the coolest cat on our block for the past ten years - had to be put to sleep today.
Absolutely gutted.
RIP Dear Friend.


Liz said...

oh dear so very sorry to hear this Lance, I know how much Ginger meant to you & Marlene. Sleep peacefully Ginger

Various (on f/b) said...

Jude Murphy Oh, sorry to hear that, Lance
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Lance Liddle Thanks Jude.
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Fiona Finden ahh, sad. I we have said goodbye to 2 of our 3 cats.. you miss them . sorry to hear that.
5 hours ago · Like

Don Fairley I had a cat called Ginger who died in 2007. I still miss him.Very sorry Lance.
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Sylvia Clark sorry to hear about Ginger -beautiful cat -
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Ann Alex said...

I've just read about Ginger after being on holiday. I'm so sorry to hear this, I know what it's like to lose a cat. But he must have heard a lot of jazz in your house, Cool Cat!
Ann Alex

Davey Sax (on f/b) said...

Lost my crazy tom cat Ollie a few months back. WOW I miss his loud ways. Sorry to hear your loss dude.

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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.)
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