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Bebop Spoken There

Bob Dawbarn (review of Joe Harriott's LP 'Free Form'): "Both horns scream and roar away, Keane at times doing a pretty fair imitation of an elephant angry with its keeper." - (Melody Maker, December 16, 1961).

Steve Race: "The non-musician critic knows how music ought to sound. But he cannot possibly know how it feels to create it. He is in the position of the marriage guidance counsellor who has never been married." – (Jazz News, June 6th 1962).

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Today Saturday July 29

Afternoon
Tees Valley Jazzmen - St. George Hotel, Durham Tees Valley Airport, Middleton St. George, Darlington DL2 1RH. 1:30pm. £4.
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Evening
Lin Lee Wong (solo piano) - Cherry Tree, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2AE. 7:30pm. No cover charge.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Tonite! DJM @ Prohibition Bar!

Cheshire-born, Paris resident, Daniel John Martin returns to the north tonight to play a few gigs with Mick Shoulder’s Swing Manouche. Arch 3, Brandling Street, Gateshead, is the place to be at eight o’clock. DJM will revel in Prohibition Bar’s 1920s decadence, discreetly tucked away just off the Tyne Bridge. Nearby parking is free after six o’clock, the Quaylink bus service arrives and departs outside the West Door at Sage Gateshead, a mere two minutes’ walk from Arch 3 and Gateshead Metro is a matter of five minutes, if that, from a night of swinging speakeasy Manouche jazz! Grappelli is your man? Make a point of getting along tonight, you won’t believe how good DJM is!
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Eight sharp, £8.00. on the door. C’est bon! Le jazz hot!        

Russell

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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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