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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 Wednesday November 22

Afternoon
Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.

Evening
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).

The Village Hall New Orleans Band - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Rd., Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.

BBC Big Band - Middlesbrough Theatre, The Avenue, Middlesbrough TS5 6SA. 01642 815181. 7:30pm. £24.50.

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

Friday, June 03, 2016

Eales found in Empty Shop

(Report by Russell via Eales).
Bebop Spoken Here’s roving correspondent Tony Eales could be found in an Empty Shop last night. Durham’s Empty Shop on Framwellgate Bridge is one of Eales’ top priorities. Ever keen to spread the J word, Mr Eales flyers the unsuspecting: Roll up,
roll up! Jazz tonight at 35c Framwellgate Bridge!

Last night it was Eddie Bellis’ excellent West Coast outfit Lickety Split. A couple of  deps in – no slouches, mind you – Paul Grainger for Alan Rudd and Dean Stockdale. Piano man Stockdale was more of an addition than dep. Eales reports a good turnout (just as there was up the road at the Jazz Café in Newcastle).
If you’re approached in the street, café, or anywhere else for that matter, by someone handing out flyers, take pity, take one, say thank you and, before you hoy it in the bin, take a look, it won’t be some in/out nonsense or some end of the world is nigh type, it could well be Tony Eales spreading the (jazz) news.
Next at the Empty Shop on Thursday 16 June is the wonderful Alice Grace. Singing a selection of GAS book and more contemporary numbers, Ms Grace is worth travelling many a mile to hear. Eight o’clock start, a mere fiver to get in, magical.
Russell.                

1 comment :

Lance said...

Flyers! Let's not forget the man who made street theatre out of distributing flyers - the late Keith Crombie of the old Jazz Café. That part of Percy Street by the Haymarket will never be the same again without the bearded figure of Crombie and his leaflets - RIP.

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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.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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