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Bebop Spoken There

Hugh Masekela: “I advise every kid to check out their past because without a past you are in limbo.” (Songlines December 2017)

Leo Richardson: “I think your image is really important. You look at those old Blue Note recordings and you look at the liner note, the booklet and they’re in the studio and they’re wearing shirt and ties. They used to wear suits all the time.” – (Jazzwise December 2017/January 2018)

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Whilst we appreciate the many emails, texts, messages and other communications we receive requesting album/gig reviews on BSH, regrettably, we are unable to reply to them all other than those we are able to answer with a positive response.
Similarly, CDs received by post will only be considered if accompanied by sufficient background material.
Finally, bear in mind that this is a jazz-based site when submitting your album.
Lance

Today Sunday December 17

Afternoon.

Musicians Unlimited - Park Hotel, Park Rd., Hartlepool TS26 9HU. 01249 233126.1pm. Free.

Nicola Farnon Trio - Park Inn, Park Road, Hartlepool TS26 9HU. Tel: 01429 233126. 4:00pm. Tickets: £8.00. Tickets from Mick Donnelly & the band on Sundays at the Park Inn. Farnon (double bass & vocals), Piero Tucci (piano & tenor sax) & Phil Johnson (drums). Gig forms part of Musicians Unlimited’s Christmas Party.

Blues @ The Bay - Tanner Smith's, 17-19 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RE, 0191 2525941. 4pm. Blues Jam w. Scott Wall & Charlie Philp.

Somethin' Blue - Vesuvio, 3a Houndgate, Darlington DL1 5RL. 01325 788564. 5pm. Weekly.
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Evening

Jazz Co-op Party w. Lickety Split - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 6:00pm. £5.00. Jam session (More Jam) @ 6:00pm, Lickety Split @ 8:00pm.

Classic Swing - The Kittiwake, Claremont Crescent, Whitley Bay NE26 3HL. Tel: 0191 251 3977. 8:00pm. New weekly residency. NOTE LATER START TIME.

Roly Veitch Trio with guests George MacDonald & James Birkett - Black Bull, Bridge Street, Blaydon NE21 4JJ. Tel: 0191 414 2846. 8:00pm £5.00. Christmas concert plus the ‘legendary’ DIY buffet. Roly’s trio – Paul Grainger (double bass) & David Francis (drums).

Jazztones - Quakerhouse, Mechanics’ Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. 6:00pm. Free admission. Gig in the downstairs bar. The band’s ‘Christmas shindig’

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

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

Saturday, April 16, 2016

GIJF Day Two Line-up

Roberto Fonseca Workshop | Music Education Centre | 11:00am | £5.00.
Fonseca in conversation with James Birkett. Free to concert ticket holders
Jazz for Toddlers w Arun Ghosh & Band | Barbour Room | 11:00am | £5.00.
Phil Meadows w Royal Northern Sinfonia + Jambone | Sage One | 2:00pm | £10.00
Meadows’ ‘Lifecycle’ suite inc Zoë Gilby, Tim Giles, Flo Moore, Liam Noble,  Percy Pursglove & Matt Roberts (conductor)
Jazz Line-Up (BBC Radio 3) | Concourse | 2:30pm
For future broadcast to inc Northern Monkey Brass Band, Pan Jumby & Ian Shaw.
Kevin Le Gendre presents. Northern Monkey Brass Band scheduled for 5:00pm.
John Surman with the Alexander Hawkins Trio | Sage Two | 4:30pm | £13.50
Line-up Hawkins (piano), Neil Charles (double bass) & Tom Skinner (drums)
Surman & Hawkins in conversation with John Cumming | 3:30pm | Free to concert
ticket holders
Pine & Rahman + Terence Blanchard’s E Collective | Sage One | 7:30pm | £23.50
Terence Blanchard in conversation with Kevin Le Gendre | Barbour Room | 6:30pm | Free to concert ticket holders
John Law’s Congregation + Michel Reis Band | NRFH | 7:30pm | £10.00
A ‘Europe Makes Music’ concert. Reis’ appearance in association with JNE
Lindsay Hannon Plus | Concourse | 10:00pm
First set. Paul Edis is depping for James Harrison.
Roberto Fonseca Trio | Sage Two | 10:30pm | £12.50
Fonseca (piano), Yandy Martinez (bass) & Ramsés ‘Dynamite’ Rodriguez (drums)
Kris Bowers | NRFH | 10:45pm | £12.50
Lindsay Hannon Plus | Concourse | 11:00pm
Second set
Late night jam session @ The Jazz Café | 10:00pm | £5.00.
House band: Peter Gilligan Quartet

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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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