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Bebop Spoken There

Red Nichols: “Bix could do more on one note than any group of 100 cornet players and you can put me at the last.” – (DownBeat August 1937).

Jimmy Cobb: “A lot of places we played in the States weren't ready for Trane's thing. At one club, a woman stood up and yelled at Miles, 'Make him stop.'” – (DownBeat April 2018)

Today Friday March 16


James Harrison Trio - Lit & Phil, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SE. 1:00pm. £5.00.

Giles Strong Trio - Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland Town Hall DL14 7NP. Tel: 03000 269 524. 1:00pm. £5.00.

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

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


Julija Jacenaite & Friends - Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Paul Edis Sextet - Traveller’s Rest, West Auckland Road, Cockerton, Darlington DL3 9ER. 8:30pm. £8.00. Opus 4 Jazz Club.

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

Newcastle University Jazz Orchestra - Kommunity, Market Street, Newcastle NE1 6BH. 7:30pm. ‘End of Term Party’ promoted by NUJO (various performers, some from NUJO).

Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7pm.

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

Monday, October 13, 2014

Am Jam @ The Globe. October 12

 (Review by Russell).
The Jazz Co-op’s inaugural second Sunday in the month jam session – Am Jam – at the Globe attracted a dozen or so participants and one or two listeners. Building work goes on apace and the upstairs jazz room is a work in progress. The décor, best described as ‘alternative’, is, if nothing else, distinctive (see photo).
The house rhythm section led by Keith (guitar), with bass and drums, worked non-stop, keen to emphasise the inclusive, low level aspect of the session. Dougie (tenor sax) was first to throw his sombrero in the ring (see photo). Ann (vocals) called Autumn Leaves, Julie sang Lullaby of Birdland and debutant Chris conquered nerves to take the mic.
Stuart (tenor sax & keyboards) and Fiona (alto & vocals) made welcome contributions. Andy arrived, left his double bass in the car and took a spell on electric bass. Groovin’ High, Well You Needn’t and Blue Bossa were but three highlights and late on Lindsay (mandolin) turned-up, tuned-up, stepped-up and, cold fingers or not, soloed effectively on Have You Met Miss Jones? The afternoon drew to a close as all jumped aboard The A Train.
The Jazz Co-op is well and truly up and running. A constantly changing stock of beers, ciders, cocktails, a wine list and soft drinks will surely offer something for everyone.
The start of another jam session – fourth Sunday in the month – is on the cards. Stuart Finden is the man behind the idea. Aimed at the more experienced musician, email the Jazz Co-op for 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.
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