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Bebop Spoken There

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.

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Jazz Co-op @ The Globe: Folk Meets Jazz: August 6

All credit to those of us who were present: there weren’t a lot of people, because of holidays and other events, but we all managed to make interesting music and have a good time. It would have been ideal to have more jazz instrumentalists, so all ye jazzers out there, why not come along to the next Jazz Meets Folk, on Thursday September 3, 8pm?

Ian Forbes, when he wasn’t drumming for other people’s songs, became a pop singer for the night, singing along to his own backing tracks, songs such as Hi Ho Silver Lining. Minnie Fraser did sterling stuff with her fiddle (NB it’s never called a violin in folk music) with Ashokan Farewell and pleasing renditions of songs including John Anderson and Green Grow The Rushes O.  That last song is from a Robert Burns poem.  Bill played spoons (ie ordinary household spoons used as percussion) and did Irish songs; Eva sang Every Time You Say Goodbye and other jazz sings; Sheila did 2 connected songs about the moon, Blue Moon and Blue Moon Of Kentucky. I seem to remember singing a couple of blues numbers myself, and everyone joining in an Americana song with drums, spoons, fiddle and a tambourine which just happened to be lying around on the piano.

Ann Alex 

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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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