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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 Wednesday March 21


Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Rod Sinclair & Tom Fletcher - The Vault, Hallgate, Hexham NE46 1XD. 2:00pm. £7.50.


Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8:00pm. £1.00

The Village Hall New Orleans Band - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm £3.00.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson Street, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Jazz Journal Collection

Major Domo of Ashington Jazz Club, John Taylor, wishes to dispose of 13 years of bound Jazz Journals (1979-1992).
Free to a good home.
The article on the left by the late Chris Yates is from the December 1979 issue.
Contact Ashington Jazz Club for more details.


Steve Andrews said...

Stone me! It's a long time since I saw that article! I'll always be grateful to Chris Yates for describing me as the North East's answer to Scott Hamilton - I just hope his tongue wasn't too far into his cheek when he said it........... The drummer on the photo, by the way, is Pete Soulsby, not Joe Elliot, who I was very pleased to meet after 30-odd years when I played one of Paul Edis's lunchtime gigs at the Gala Theatre earlier this year with Roly Veitch and Neil Harland.

Steve Andrews said...

Looking at the picture again, which was taken at Biddick Farm Arts Centre in Washington, I am reminded that we took those banners with us when we went to play at the Gottingen Jazz Festival in Germany in late 1978. They were maroon, with gold braiding and the letters SS in gold imprinted. The same as the ceremonial colours of the Waffen SS, apparently. We certainly got a few funny looks and remarks in the late evening, but we just thought it was because the band was so drunk!

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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.
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