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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).

Submissions for review

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.
Similarly, CDs received by post will only be considered if accompanied by sufficient background material.
Finally, bear in mind that this is a jazz-based site when submitting your album.
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.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Some Like It Hot @ Victoria Vaults York

John Addy (tpt/vcl); Simon Addy (dms): Steve Devine(ten); Andy Cholliford (keys) and a great bass guitar, whose name I didn't catch!
(Review by Liz).
Well what an afternoon that was! I have known John Addy for years as indeed has anyone with a good ear for great jazz. He apparently retired a month or two ago, but made a brief  come-back today for those people who enjoy live music at the Vicky Vaults
John does Gasbook to perfection and, as I never intended to review this gig, I didn't make notes...but they were all there .One Morning in May, It Might as Well be Spring, I Thought About You, Mountain Greenery, Ain't That a Kick in the Head? it just went on & on. 
Special mention must be made of Steve Devine, what a great and talented musician. I spoke to him afterwards as I knew he was a pro. A modest man hailing from Bradford, he told me he had played all over the world including cruises and for many big bands. He featured a number called Triste which was new to me, I was entranced and sent a quick text to our webmaster who of course knew it and put me right on the composer - Jobim. On the way home, listening to Gary Copley on Radio Leeds/York on my car radio I was serenaded by Linda Ronstadt singing What’s New? with a Nelson Riddle arrangement. It suited my mood, and made me think, for the millionth time, life is nothing without music.
Liz.

2 comments :

Lance said...

Thanks Liz - is this a regular Sunday gig?

Liz said...

not as such, the pub feature many different types of live music. John was a one off, but Carol his wife plays fortnightly , she is a good singer, and is backed by her own musicians

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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.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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