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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 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, August 06, 2015

Be Early For the Early Birds

(Preview by Russell)
This Friday, August 7, if you’re thinking about going to the Jazz Café to hear the Paul Edis Trio (what’s to think about?) make an extra special effort and arrive at seven thirty. The best jazz trio in town will begin the first of two sets at the usual time (nine o’clock) but before then there is the added bonus of a public performance by members of pianist Paul Edis’ Early Bird student band.


The Early Bird Band comprises five or six (maybe more) young musicians making their way in the world of jazz. Tutored by Edis, the students have been working on a number of tunes, and, importantly, giving a half hour performance at the Lit & Phil on Saturday mornings – hence the ‘Early Bird’ tag! Think ‘Yardbird’ too; the spirit of Parker with an aspiration to fly high. This Jazz Café event is a ‘live’ gig. These young musicians have a desire to succeed, they’ll show no fear. Get along and show your support. 7:30pm sharp. 
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.
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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.)
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