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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.

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Jam Session with the Peter Gilligan Trio @ Ushaw Durham Jazz Festival - August 27

 (Review by Steve T)
A large number of those from the headline made their way round to the lounge and were suitably rewarded. The leader, with Paul Grainger, on bass for the rest of the night, and Russ Morgan on drums, jacketless but still dapper in tie and waistcoat, took the first three before FDT, typically un-phased by the illustrious company in the lounge, couldn’t be held back any longer.

Somebody else who just can’t help themselves soon took over the piano stool from the host and was followed by the two headliners his trio had just backed in the theatre, showing that they’re true Jazz musicians who never miss an opportunity to play, and Bruce Adams’ trumpet, in the more confined space of the lounge, totally blew the roof off the sucker.
He seemed fascinated by Francis and it transpires guitar is his second instrument. Francis told him trumpet is his second instrument but reassured him he has nothing to worry about.
The happiest face of the whole festival belonged to John Trevitt from Cleethorpes who sat in on drums for just one number but later claimed it was one of the best things he’d ever done, and it showed.
Lady Kate, who Paul confirmed (what we already suspected) is the Boss, called time at about 11.45 and it went out still on a high without an embarrassing fizzling out.
Steve T.

1 comment :

Patti D (on F/b) said...

Next Tuesday at the Jazz Cafe!!

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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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