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Bebop Spoken There

Jackie McLean: “I can't understand British audiences. In Britain there doesn't seem to be any curiosity." (Melody Maker, April 1, 1961).

Charles Mingus: "It seems to me that if our records were not issued in Britain, the British cats would have to think for themselves" (Jazz News, July 26th 1961)

Archives.

Today Sunday July 23

Afternoon.
Mark Williams (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 2:30pm. Free.
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SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017 - Sage Gateshead. Day three of three. Details. From 12 noon all day.
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Jason Isaacs Big Band - Hoochie Coochie, 54 Pilgrim St., Newcastle NE1 6SF. 5pm. £16.
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More Jam - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 3pm. Free jam session.
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Blues @ The Bay - Tanner Smith's 17-19 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RE, 0191 2525941. 4pm. Free. Blues jamw. Scott Wall & Charlie Philp.
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Musicians Unlimited - Park Hotel, Park Rd., Hartlepool TS26 9HU. 01249 233126.1pm. Free.
Somethin' Blue - Vesuvio, 3a Houndgate, Darlington DL1 5RL. 01325 788564. 5pm. Weekly.
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Evening
Steve Glendinning Trio - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £5.
Lee Bates & Billy Newton - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
Anth Purdy w support by Siobian Stanley & Friends - Prohibition Bar, Arch 3, Brandling St., Gateshead NE8 2BA. 6pm. Free.
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Maine St., Jazzmen - Seaton Sluice Social Club, Collywell Bay Rd., Seaton Sluice NE26 4QZ. 8pm. £4.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Jazz Co-operative & Jazz North East present Ellery Eskelin Trio

(I'm sure Paul won't mind me borrowing this from his Jazz Alert - Lance)
“Eskelin could get away with murder. That tone is all the alibi he’d need…incarnating the horn’s romantic tradition while inking fresh initials on its tattooed heart.” 
Jazziz Magazine'
(From Paul Bream’s Jazz Alert)
“I couldn't have put it better myself. For more than thirty years New York based Ellery Eskelin has been a leading figure the global improvised music scene, performing, recording and amassing a very personal and utterly distinctive body of work. And yet Ellery has always remained deeply committed to the traditions of jazz and American music, bridging any contradictions with ease. He's not tied to any particular style or idiom, but to an open process of creative development, delivering unadulterated, passionate music with no excuses and no apologies.

Throughout his career he has travelled widely, yet somehow has never previously found his way to Tyneside. Now he finally gets here, leading a wonderfully stimulating Anglo-American trio put together by the Orpheus Project that earlier this year teamed Canadian trumpeter Ingrid Jensen with our very own Andy Champion. This is the final date in a short UK tour, so the trio should by now be a really integrated unit. We've waited a long time for Ellery, and heaven knows when he'll be here again . . . so I urge everybody to get along to the Globe for what seems certain to be an unforgettable night of great jazz.”
Paul Bream.
Ellery Eskelin (sax); Chris Sharkey (guitar); Matthew Bourne (keyboards)
Friday 14th October | 8.00pm
The Globe | 11 Railway Street | Newcastle NE4 7AD
Tickets £12.00 | £10.00 concessions from Reflex Records (0191 260 3246), or 

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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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