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Bebop Spoken There

Frank Zappa: "There was so much acid during the '60s that it was very easy for large numbers of people to think they had seen God as soon as the Beatles went boom, boom, boom, you know?." - (DownBeat May 18, 1978). – (DownBeat May 18, 1978).

Ryan Keberle: “Don't be easy on yourself when it comes to playing with perfect intonation. All other instruments will be playing with close-to-perfect intonation; the same should be expected of trombonists.'” – (DownBeat April 2018)

Today Saturday March 24


Dave Donohoe Band - St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Larchfield Street, Darlington DL3 7TG. 12:30pm.

Tees Valley Jazzmen - Hardwick Arms Hotel, 1 North End, Sedgefield TS21 2AZ. Tel: 01740 622305. 1:30pm. Free.


Ladies of Midnight Blue - Live Theatre, Broad Chare, Newcastle NE1 3DQ. Tel: 0191 232 1232. 8:00pm. £12.00. (advance). Hannabiell, Yilis & co. Jumpin’ Hot Club gig.

Rob Heron & the Tea Pad Orchestra -Scarth Memorial Hall, Staindrop, Co Durham DL2 3JL. Tel: 01388 660786. 8:00pm. £9.00., £5.00. child.

Tyne Valley Big Band - TORCH Centre, Corbridge Road, Hexham NE46 1QS. 7:30pm.

Billy Bootleggers All Star Band - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Sunday, October 11, 2015

A Radio Riddle

(Preview by Russell)
Three radio programmes to tune into this week. Jazz on 3 (Monday, 11:00pm) presents highlights from this summer’s Vision Festival in New York featuring Roscoe Mitchell (Art Ensemble of Chicago). On Wednesday BBC Radio 4 Extra presents a programme first broadcast in 2005 in which Christopher Bigsby talks to Arthur Miller. Playwright Miller recorded spirituals and blues sung by North Carolina’s poor in 1941. In Arthur Miller: the Accidental Music Collector expect to hear something special. The half hour documentary will be aired three times at 6:30am, 1:30pm and again at 8:30pm. Finally, Friday Night is Music Night (Radio 2, 8:00pm) celebrates the talents of Nelson Riddle. The BBC Big Band and BBC Concert Orchestra will be joined by Clare Teal and, from America, Curtis Stigers.   
(Ed. Note): And, of course, Gary Copley on Radio York and Leeds:6pm – 9pm every Sunday.
PS: The Chris Ingham Quartet track on Hoagy's My Resistance is Low has Russ Morgan on drums! Russ of course is now a stalwart of the north-east jazz scene.

1 comment :

Liz said...

Gary Copley is my Sunday night treat

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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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