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Bebop Spoken There

Artie Shaw: “I'm not interested in giving people what they want--I'm interested in making music.” – (DownBeat October 15, 1939).

Jason Marsalis: “There's so many places that this music can go and there's a lot yet to be discovered.'” – (DownBeat April 2018)

Today Monday March 19


Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Higher Education & Research Presents: Future Grooves - Sage Gateshead. 12 noon. £5.00. Showcase performances by BMus & BA degree course students feat jazz & non-jazz sets.


Higher Education & Research Presents: Future Grooves - Sage Gateshead. 7:00pm. £5.00. Showcase performances by BMus & BA degree course students feat jazz & non-jazz sets.

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

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Vintage Chart Toppers No. 6

Latest - well not exactly the latest - from Hong Kong
Teresa Brewer - Music! Music! Music"
Nat King Cole - Nature Boy.
Artie Shaw Gramercy Five - Summit Ridge Drive.
Henry Hall - Teddy Bear's Picnic.
Louis Jordan - Choo Choo Ch'boogie
Bobbie Darin - Beyond the Sea.
Link to Episode 6.


Lance said...

Colin, listening to your program brings to mind the old adage of a drowning man seeing all his life enfold before he snuffs it! Well, my life has been well-covered in your selections so far so I just hope I make it to Episode 12 (of the next ten series!)


Hi Lance,
What a great comment, Steve the producer loved it, so did the guys at the bar. Let'd see what I can drag up for episode 7. And I will see you in July after the 12th episode !!!

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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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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.)
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