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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.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

RIP Jack Bruce

Jack Bruce, composer, bass guitarist, vocalist, died today  (October 25) age 71. Perhaps best known as part of super-group Cream, Bruce was not without his jazz leanings. He always claimed that he was a jazz man at heart and he certainly played and recorded with many jazz and blues legends starting north of the border with Jim McHarg's Scotsville Jazz Band. Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated, John Mayall's Blues Breakers and Tony Williams' Lifetime were just some of the many musicians he was associated with.
A bass guitar icon, the heavenly rhythm section will be rockin' tonight.
Rest In Peace.


John Forster (on F/b) said...

Yes,another great musician passes on. He was certainly the main man who got me into Bass all those decades ago

Ken Drew (on F/b) said...

Sad news, but his musical legacy lives on. Saw him in 2012 (Tyne Theatre) - what energy he had even then !!

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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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