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Bebop Spoken There

Red Nichols: “Bix could do more on one note than any group of 100 cornet players and you can put me at the last.” – (DownBeat August 1937).

Jimmy Cobb: “A lot of places we played in the States weren't ready for Trane's thing. At one club, a woman stood up and yelled at Miles, 'Make him stop.'” – (DownBeat April 2018)

Today Friday March 16


James Harrison Trio - Lit & Phil, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SE. 1:00pm. £5.00.

Giles Strong Trio - Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland Town Hall DL14 7NP. Tel: 03000 269 524. 1:00pm. £5.00.

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

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


Julija Jacenaite & Friends - Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 9:00pm. Free.

Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas @ Sunderland Empire, High St West, Sunderland SR1 3EX. 7:30pm. Featuring Rat Pack Big Band & Burrelli Sisters.

Paul Edis Sextet - Traveller’s Rest, West Auckland Road, Cockerton, Darlington DL3 9ER. 8:30pm. £8.00. Opus 4 Jazz Club.

Washboard Resonators - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

Newcastle University Jazz Orchestra - Kommunity, Market Street, Newcastle NE1 6BH. 7:30pm. ‘End of Term Party’ promoted by NUJO (various performers, some from NUJO).

Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7pm.

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

Monday, December 14, 2015

Sing the Bells - the Honeybirds

We don't do singles! and we especially don't do Christmas singles!! I can already hear Russell Bah Humbugging faster than Ella scatting Lady Be Good! However, Christmas being a time of good will and all that jazz, I couldn't fail to respond to this request from Leeds deity James Hamilton.
Leeds’ vintage vocal songstress’ [The Honeybirds] recorded their Christmas single live in front of an audience armed with handbells and well-oiled vocal chords. Backed by the Leeds Fold house band, the audience were led through their dings and dongs with only a sharpie and some crude scribblings on A3 card. Miraculously what came out almost sounds like music and at the very least sounds like a room full of good clean festive fun…… October. We all really hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed making it.
This little piece of Christmas cheer can be yours to take home for whatever price you like. Proceeds will go towards helping The Honeybirds, Leeds Fold and New Jazz Records do what they do……..(mainly paying off their beer bills and last minute stationary debts).
Thanks to all who came down/helped out/rang a bell and made the evening a success. We hope to see you all again at the next one…….
Special thanks to Hanne Barton (sweet chilli jazz jam), Jack Davis (sound engineer) and Tom Rivière (bar tender).
James H.


Lance said...

And I thought the Boswell Sisters were dead! Xmas number one in my eyes at least!

Storiella Singers said...

Female vocal trio? You'll get no complaints here :-)

Storiella xx

Alexis said...

I love The Honeybirds! Such talented ladies I'm proud to call my friends :-)

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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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