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Bebop Spoken There

Buddy Rich: "You either swing a band or you don't swing a band - (Metronome April 1956).

Sinclair Traill: “Well I don't think he (Chet Baker) can sing either.” – (Jazz Journal August 1956).

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Whilst we appreciate the many emails, texts, messages and other communications we receive requesting album/gig reviews on BSH, regrettably, we are unable to reply to them all other than those we are able to answer with a positive response.
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Lance

Today Wednesday December 13

Afternoon

Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.

Brief Encounter - Vault, Hallgate, Hexham NE46 1XD. Tel: 01434 603884. 2:00pm. £7.50. advance. ‘’60’s Jazz’

Interim Recitals (Final Year Music Students) - Band Room, Music Studios, Assembly Lane, Newcastle University NE1 7RU. Inc. Harry Still (drums) 9:30am., Jimmy Jefford (saxophone) 11:15am. Free.

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Evening

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).

The Village Hall New Orleans Band - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Rd., Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.

Darlington Big Band - Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Sports & Social Club, Longfield Road, Darlington DL3 0HX. Tel: 01325 380401. 8:00pm. Free.

Swing Street - Pier Red, 27 Castlegate, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 1LF. Tel: 01289 309168. 8:00pm. Free.

Improvisers' Workshop Ensemble - Great North Museum: Hancock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle NE2 4PT. 6-8pm. Free.

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

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Jazz gigs at the Globe in January and February 2015

Jazz.Coop gigs are usually held on the first floor of the Globe. There’s a lift and accessible toilet.
Saturday 10 January 2015
STEPHEN GLENDINNING QUARTET
Top local jazz guitarist who features in so many bands, here fronting his own ensemble
Stephen Glendinning - guitar, Chris Jelly – vibes, Michael Clark – bass, Mark Robertson – drums.
Doors open 8pm
Late bar
Tickets available on the door: £5
Saturday 17 January 2015
Jazz Club Special
CHRIS STANDRING QUARTET
International Smooth Jazz Legend!
British-born bluesy fusion guitarist Standring trained at the London College of Music. Now based in LA, he’s established himself as a major figure on the smooth jazz scene. This is the most northerly gig of his 2015 UK tour with his quartet: Chris Standring (guitar), Alex Bennett (keys), Phil Mulford (bass), Frank Tontoh (drums).
Doors open 8pm
Late bar
Admission £20. 
Tickets available on the door or buy tickets in advance from http://www.skiddle.com/e/12262377/
Saturday 24 January 2015
THE ALLSORTS BAND
Leeds based ensemble playing distinctive jazz with neo-prog and improvisation.
Katie Patterson - drums & leader, Pete Gavin - electric bass, Oli Cadman - keys & synth, Russ Henderson – tenor, Jim Faulkner –  guitar. 
Doors open 8pm
Late bar
Tickets available on the door: £6
Saturday 31 January 2015
DIACHRONICX
Gabrielle Heller – vocal, Stephen Glendinning – guitar.
New project bringing together Gabi’s distinctive cabaret & drama influenced vocals and performance skills.
Doors open 8pm
Late bar
Tickets available on the door: £5
Saturday 7 February 2015
SWING SOUP
Swinging 6 piece band playing  finger snappin’, toe tappin’  jazz & blues.
Doors open 8pm
Late bar
Tickets available on the door: £5
Friday 13 February 2015
Jazz Club Special
DEAN STOCKDALE TRIO 
An outstanding trio playing across the spectrum of  jazz, with bebop, American songbook &  some originals.
Dean Stockdale – piano, James Birkett – guitar, Mick Shoulder – bass.  
Doors open 8pm
Late bar
Tickets available on the door: £7
Saturday 21 February 2015
PAUL SKERRITT BAND
Highly accomplished big band swing and jazz singer backed by talented young piano trio.
Paul Skerritt – vocals, James Harrison – piano, Anthony Ord – bass, Tom Chapman - drums
Doors open 8pm
Late bar
Tickets available on the door: £5
Saturday 28 February 2015
REDEMPTION JAZZ
Redemption deliver hard driving bebop, latin and funk jazz.
John Hall (tenor), Jim Hall (keys), Keith Tulip (bass), Martin Wake (drums)
Doors open 8pm
Late bar
Tickets available on the door: £5

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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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