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Bebop Spoken There

Danny Gatton: "I was tired of playing in beer joints. I wanted to do something tangible like building cars. But once you do music it gets into your blood. You can get away from it for awhile but sooner or later it comes back to you." - (Down Beat April 1991).

Tal Farlow: "There were times when I would stop [playing guitar] and do sign painting." - (Downbeat December 5, 1963)

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Today Wednesday August 23

Afternoon
Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
New Orleans Jazz at the Village Hall - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Rd., Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.
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Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. £1. 8pm.
Billy's Acoustic Blues - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free (weekly).
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Bebop Spoken Here’s Faves Score in Downbeat Poll

(Comments by Russell).
Some familiar names to readers of Bebop Spoken Here feature highly in the prestigious Down Beat 79th Annual Readers’ Poll. Gregory Porter tops the chart as Male Vocalist. Second place goes to Kurt Elling and the promising Tony Bennett took third place. The Female Vocalist list contained some big names; all but three of them (Krall, Reeves and Spalding) denying Cécile McLorin Salvant top spot. 
The Jazz Artist category featured Porter in ninth place, Elling (13th) and 22nd (and one of only four women on the list) McLorin Salvant.   
Gregory Porter’s Liquid Spirit took fourth place in the Jazz Album of the Year category, with McLorin Salvant’s Woman Child making the top twelve.
Joshua Redman just missed out on third spot to Joe Lovano in the tenor saxophone poll. Hear the man in concert at next year’s Gateshead International Jazz Festival April 10-12 at Sage Gateshead. Third best in the guitar stakes went to John Scofield. Sco will also be joining Redman in an impressive line-up at Sage Gateshead next year. Festival tickets are available by telephone. Book now on 0191 443 4661.   
Russell.

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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.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
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.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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