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Peter Vacher: “The Hopbine [public house] is a Tesco Express now, having been reinvented successively as Desi Dons, Bootsy Brogans, the Dog and Duck and, before that, the Chequered Flag.” – (Jazzwise October 2017)

Kyle Eastwood: “Naturally I listened to pop music when I was a kid – I’d spend two hours a day hearing it on the school bus! – but the very first music I heard in the house and the first concerts I went to were jazz.” – (Jazzwise October 2017)

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Today Tuesday October 24

Afternoon
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Black Bull, 98 Front St., East Boldon NE36 0SG. 1pm. Free. 0191 5365127. 6th of 6 consecutive gigs. 2 mins from East Boldon metro.
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Evening
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
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Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Alice Graces the Jazz Café

A quick visit to the men’s room (two flights up).Returning to the bar, the line-up on the stand had changed somewhat, such is the nature of a jam session. Vocalist Debra Milne got up to sing with Rob Bates behind the kit. Ian Forbes didn’t hang around long (nowt new there!), Francesco and Tom were long gone, Bradley was heading for a last train.
The sitters-in done, the house band reassembled with Last Train Johnston and tenor man Paul Gowland to accompany Alice Grace. Yes, the fabulous Ms Grace was in the house! Just in Time, a scatterooney of a take on Joyspring, Kenny Wheeler’s Everybody’s Song But My Own and the late night confessional Blame It On My Youth. A jam session? This was worthy of the concert platform. Class.  
Russell.    

3 comments :

  1. Damn. Missed it!

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  2. Me too Bruce, particularly sad to have missed Ali Cat!

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  3. Thank you so much Lance & Russell for the kind words . And thank you Minnie Fraser for tagging me so I can read the link! See you on 18 Sept, I hope x

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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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