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Bebop Spoken There

Dave Gelly: “From 1 January 1920, when prohibition was imposed in the US, people didn’t stop drinking, they just stopped drinking legally.” – (Jazz Journal October 2017).

Regina Carter: “When I was a teenager, I would daydream about going out on a date and dancing to Ella’s music.” (Down Beat October 2017).

Today Thursday November 23

Afternoon
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Rd., nr. Newcastle NE27 0DA. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening.
Maine Street Jazzmen - Potter’s Wheel, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5EE.

Group Theory - The Globe. 7:30pm. £5.00. Superb Durham University quartet. Dan Garel (alto), Tom Burgess (guitar), Dylan Purches (double bass) & Tristan Bacon (drums).

BABMUS - Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. £3.00. (£2.00. concs.).

TBA – Railway, Wellington St., Gateshead. 8pm.

Tees Hot Club w. Kevin Eland (trumpet); Josh Bentham (sax); Ted Pearce (keys) - Dorman’s, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. 9:00pm. Free.

Skidoo 52: The Joint Is Jumpin’ - Boldron Village Hall, County Durham DL12 9RN. 01833 638210. 7:30pm. £9.00. adult, £20.00. family.

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton TS18 4AW. 8:30pm.01642 678129.

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

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Folk meets Jazz @ The Globe: December 3

Jeff Smith (sop saxophone, flute); Debra Milne (vocals); Carrie McCullock (vocals, guitar); Susan Sanderson (vocals, guitar); Sheila Herrick (vocals); Ann Alexander (vocals).
Once again we had a good friendly meeting this month, and those who came just to listen seemed well pleased, especially the lady who won two shakey eggs as the mystery prize in the raffle.  I hope she comes next time to play them, after she’s had time to practise!
Debra did a lovely job of singing unaccompanied whilst snapping her fingers on Gee Baby, Never Ending Melody and more. Carrie gave us some neat guitar to accompany her own songs and also a very quirky song written by a Canadian singer, about when the Pagans and Christians had a meal together. Jeff played Monk’s Jelly Roll; Wave; Sheila treated us to a Latin carol among her songs and I did the unaccompanied folk ballads, Geordie and Brimbledon Fair.  Susan, a newcomer, gave us a Joni Mitchell song and also a very appropriate 1960’s protest song:
‘Last night I had the strangest dream/ I’d ever dreamed before/ I dreamt that men had all agreed/ to put an end to war.’
O that it could come true.
Next time we become Folk and Acoustic on Thursday January 7th, but jazz players are very welcome as we won’t switch off the sound system, I promise.
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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