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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.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Jambone Make Capital

Jambone, Sage Gateshead’s student big band, is heading to this year’s EFG London Jazz Festival! The Tyneside youth ensemble will be performing at Rich Mix on Saturday November 21 at 4:45pm. Shepherding the flock of school/college fledglings will be Dr Paul Edis (representing Sage Gateshead), and composer/arranger/educator Ben Cottrell doing various beats & pieces. Others on the bill, starting at three o’clock, include Led Bib.
If you’re in the Smoke on the day why not go along and show your support? That’s Rich Mix, Bethnal Green  Road, London E1 6LA, Saturday November 21. Tickets: £5.00.  
Meanwhile, closer to home, It’s Hats & Gloves Time!
Three togged-up school age musicians pitched up outside Fenwick’s department store on Northumberland Street, Newcastle, mid-Saturday morning. Fingerless gloves and woolly hats, a left handed acoustic guitarist sat between an alto player and a young beat boxer.
Tenderly taken at an admirably slow tempo caught the ear of your passing Bebop Spoken Here correspondent. Did they know about Newcastle’s many jam sessions? Blank looks. Do you know where Central Station is? They were vaguely aware. Over the road, there’s a Greggs. Walk up Pink Lane to the Jazz Café. There is a jam session there on Tuesday at eight o’clock. Why not go along and sit in, play a couple of tunes? The alto player: Can I find it on the internet?
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.
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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