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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 Saturday March 17


Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas @ Sunderland Empire, High St West, Sunderland SR1 3EX. 2:30pm. Featuring Rat Pack Big Band & Burrelli Sisters.


KOAN 7 - the Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:00pm. £5.00. (£4.00. concs). ‘Form and Space’ ‘An evening of free improvisation and original composition’. Line-up includes John Pope (solo improvised set).

Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas @ Sunderland Empire, High St West, Sunderland SR1 3EX. 7:30pm. Featuring Rat Pack Big Band & Burrelli Sisters.

Boys of Brass - Brandling Villa, Haddricks Mill Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1QL. 9:00pm. Free.

Ben Cipolla - Great Broughton Village Hall, Ingleby Road, Great Broughton, Cleveland TS9 7ER. 7:30pm. Tickets: £12.50 from 01642 712176.

Gilded Thieves - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Thursday, September 18, 2014

RIP Kenny Wheeler

The news that trumpet player/composer/arranger Kenny Wheeler has passed away came as a shock if not a surprise - he'd been ill for sometime. Nevertheless, his death was an untimely reminder of how few of the jazz greats are left. Although Canadian by birth, where he was much loved, Kenny spent most of his musical career in this country. His ground-breaking Windmill Tilter Suite with the Dankworth band is an important work and invites comparision with any of the extended works of many, more renowned, composers.
Kenny Wheeler died September 18 aged 84.
Sadly missed.
PS: Now someone is saying on F/b that it's a hoax!


Anonymous said...

Those are kind words, Lance. Just a couple of things, the hoax was a hoax about a purported hoax and is a pretty sick kind of "humour". Also Kenny's seminal album recorded with the John Dankworth Orchestra was actually entitled "Windmill Tilter" and thankfully has now been reissued on CD

Lance said...

"the hoax was a hoax about a purported hoax"? Explain please!
Sorry about getting Windmill Tilter wrong it's a work on a par with Ellington's Such Thunder is Sweet.

Anonymous said...

It was a fake hoax warning. It seemed to use a ready-made template to add a few relevant details.

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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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