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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 Sunday August 20

Afternoon.
Mark Williams (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12:30pm. Free.
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Blues @ The Bay - Tanner Smith's 17-19 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RE, 0191 2525941. 4pm. Free. Blues jam w. Scott Wall & Charlie Philp.
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Musicians Unlimited - Park Hotel, Park Rd., Hartlepool TS26 9HU. 01249 233126.1pm. Free. Summer Break. Back Sept. 3
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Somethin' Blue - Vesuvio, 3a Houndgate, Darlington DL1 5RL. 01325 788564. 5pm. Weekly.
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Evening
Chris Martin - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
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Paul Edis Trio - Black Bull, Bridge St. Blaydon NE21 4JJ. 8pm. £5.
To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Mo Scott Trio @ The Lit & Phil. June 19

Mo Scott (vocals), Paul Edis (piano) & Neil Harland (double bass)
(Review by Russell)
Stop This World. Its lunchtime and Mo Scott is singing. Lots of people stopped what they were doing (finishing work early, forsaking a Friday shopping ritual) to hear Mo sing the blues. Billie Holiday, Muddy Waters, the Empress of the Blues Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered an adoring Lit & Phil crowd.
Fever, some Ellington – Don’t Get Around Much Anymore and Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me – and a stupendous take on Tell Me More and More and Then Some More. Paul Edis and Neil Harland worked empathetically with Scott, bassist Harland a long-time foil. 
Edis’ piano playing dovetailed neatly with Scott’s vocal delivery. As a working unit Scott has hit on something with this current line-up. Our vocalist is singing better than ever and it is to be hoped that this 2015 edition of the Mo Scott Trio hits the road with a number of gigs that one could call a ‘tour’. Mercy! Mercy! Mercy! – Scott can call a tune as it enters her head, and knowing that she has top class musicians at her side, the result is never less than A*.Ketty Lester’s  Love Letters concluded a fine set of jazz and blues.
July’s concert features the Sue Ferris Trio. The diminutive Ferris packs a punch on tenor and baritone saxophones and her flute playing is second to none. Arrive early or you will have to stand at the back of the room. Lit & Phil lunchtime gigs are popular. Put the date in your diary – Friday 17 July, one o’clock start.
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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