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Bebop Spoken There

Piers Paul Read: "Bruce Reynolds and Biggs shared an interest in Sex, Jazz and Hemingway." - (The Train Robbers by Piers Paul Read, Coronet Books 1979.)

George Shearing: "Speaking about Johann Sebastian Bach I think he'd be a real jazzer if he were alive today. I mean any man who has two wives, twenty kids, gets kicked out of the church for being too harmonically radical and drinks beer can't be all wrong can he?" - (Crescendo March 1984.)

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Today Wednesday July 18

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8:00pm. £1.00.

Gala Big Band: BRASS for Sir Bobby - Durham Miners’ Hall, Flass Street, Durham DH1 4BE. 7:30pm. £10 Durham Brass Festival.

Reel Brass + Shake ‘Em Up Jazz Band - Front Street, Chester le Street, Co. Durham DH3. 6:00-9:00pm. Free. Town centre street performance. Durham Brass Festival (Street Ceilidh).

Steve Glendinning & Debra Milne - Dun Cow, Brandling Village, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 4RS. 8pm. Free.

Big BRASS Bash - Timothy Hackworth Park, Shildon. 6:00-9:00pm. Free. Durham Brass Festival.

Northern Monkey Brass Band - Timothy Hackworth Park, Central Parade, Shildon DL4 1DL. 6:00-9:00pm. Free. Big BRASS Bash (Durham Brass Festival).

Community Hall New Orleans Band - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm £3.00.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson Street, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

Tyne Valley Junior Jazz Ensemble + Tyne Valley Youth Big Band + Tyne Valley Big Band - Phoenix Club & Bar, Chisholm Place, Hexham NE46 1QL. 6:00pm. Donations.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Folk Meets Jazz @The Globe: September 3 - Good Time Had By All ...

(Review by Ann Alex).
And it was almost Folk Meets Rock, as there was a loud gig going on downstairs from the Jazz Bar, but we were able to continue undeterred, thanks to the sound engineering skills of Barry, Jeff and Minnie.  In fact it demonstrates what a wide selection of music emerges from the Globe.
We had a great evening of music, and a high standard at that, with a bit more folk than jazz this time.  More listeners and performers would be welcome, why not give it a try next time, and find out what you’ve been missing?  
We began with jazz singing from Barry Keatings with Ron Pattinson on piano: Work Song; Stormy Weather; Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out.  These chaps get better every time you hear them. Minnie Fraser and myself harmonised on Bonnie At Morn; then I did a short (yes there is such a thing!) folk ballad followed by a tune from Minnie.  Jeff Smith came along with Salley Gardens on tenor sax and Summertime (NB Lance, not sung) – well done Jeff for playing folk.
Up and coming singer Carrie McCullock gave us Four Drunken Maidens with guitar, and an original song, and Bill cleverly accompanied himself on a tuned bodhran drum for amusing (Irish?) songs about such matters as a woman who wanted to kill her husband. Ian Forbes gave us the funniest song of the evening, the Tom Lehrer song about the mother-in-law who outstayed her welcome, based on Our Love Is Here To Stay.  Michael Woods, ace blues guitarist, brought us country blues from the pens of Blind Blake (real name apparently was Arthur Phelps) and Willie Brown.
Then we did it all again in the second half, different songs of course, except for Nobody Knows You which cropped up again by accident, different person, different interpretation.  We heard Basin Street Blues; Blue Monk on sax, and various folk songs such as Lovesome; John Anderson; He Moved Through The Fair. Then the metro called me home so I left without hearing Michael Woods again, shame!
Next Folk Meets Jazz is Thursday October 1, but there’s lots on at the Globe before then, such as post bop influenced Jazz Machine today (Saturday September 5).  Be there!
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.
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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