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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 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.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Vieux Carré Jazzmen's Alternative Venue

The Vieux Carré Jazzmen are now alternating their weekly sessions in South Gosforth between The Victory and The Millstone pubs. Next Thursday (September 17) they are at THE VICTORYKillingworth Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, South Gosforth NE3 1SY. Tel: 0191 285 1254. 1.00 - 3.00pm. The following Thursday (September 24), it’s THE MILLSTONE, Haddricks Mill Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 1QL. Tel: 0191 285 3429. 1.00 - 3.00pm. 
Both pubs offer an excellent choice of food and ales and it's just a short walk from one to the other. 
You'll have no problem finding them on a Thursday afternoon in South Gosforth – just listen for the dulcet tones of the banjo floating on the breeze.  
Lance.
PS: Both gigs are free.

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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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