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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.

Monday, August 08, 2016

Jazz Co-op @ The Globe: The Mark Williams Trio: August 6

Mark Williams (guitar); John Pope (bass); Russ Morgan (drums)
(Review by Ann Alex/photo from archives)
Another brief report, and my excuse, this time, is that I had to leave early as I’d been working hard at the Globe Summer Workshop that day. Perhaps I’ll get sacked from BSH for lackadaisickalness, but I can’t be, because there’s no such word.

The band started fast and loud and well on the money, as Russell would say, with what I’d call a wall of sound from the drums, fast full drumming which makes sense and is magically well skilled. Mark was soon up at the dusty end of the guitar with high notes, solos from guitar and bass, playing an original, but I didn’t catch the name.  Then came Keep Me In Mind, a contrasting smooth strong tune, brushed drums, riffs of The Girl From Ipanema and then some hand-drumming from Russ.   Chic Corea’s Windows followed, a tricky tune with a drum solo, then a mellow meditative slow tune, Old Folks. And alas I wanted more but I would have been too tired to appreciate the second set, so off I  reluctantlywent.  Well done lads!

Ann Alex

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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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