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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 Tuesday November 21

Afternoon

Classic Swing - The Ship, Front St., Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free. New weekly mainstream session. 2 mins from Monkseaton metro.
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Evening

Jam session - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm Free. Session led by Mark Williams.

Omar Sosa + Seckou Keita - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead NE8 2JR. 0191 443 4666. 8:00pm. £21.80. Sage Two.

Gypsy Jazz Jam - Prohibition Bar, Arch 3, Brandling Street, Gateshead NE8 2BA. Doors 7:00pm. Free. ‘No audience as such – everyone is a player/musician or a gypsy!’

Charles Gordon - Vermont Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. 0191 233 1010.

10:00pm. Free.

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

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Gracelandia

This week the north-east has been renamed  Gracelandia, or possibly, Alice Springs. Alice Grace, our favourite singer, springs up just about everywhere.
Tonight (June 15) Alice and the Peter Gilligan Trio (Peter Grainger, piano, Paul Grainger, bass, Russ Morgan, drums) are at the Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Newcastle NE2 2AE. 0191 2399924. 7:15pm.
This promises to be a rather special night as the restaurant's new Head Chef, Farah Rakani has redesigned the Table d'Hote menu which is being launched tonight. There's no cover charge just good food and great music.
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Tomorrow (June 16) Alice and the trio go from Tyneside to Wearside for a gig at Durham's Empty Shop, 35c Framwellgate Bridge, Durham DH1 4SY. 0191 3863428. 8pm. £5 (£4 student).
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Sunday (June 19) Paul Gowland (sax) is added to the ensemble for a visit to Blaydon Jazz Club, Black Bull, Bridge St., Blaydon NE21 4JJ. 8pm. £5.
Three great gigs by a great singer!
Lance.

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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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