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Bebop Spoken There

Don Rendell: “The public...complain of a lack of modern jazz in their area and then don't support it when it arrives." - (Melody Maker, May 5th 1962)

Ronnie Scott: "People are just not prepared to sit and listen to jazz during the week." (Melody Maker, July 21st 1962)

Today Thursday July 20

Afternoon
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Rd., nr. Newcastle NE27 0DA. 1:oopm. Free.
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Evening.
Sarathy Korwar Quintet - Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre, 59 Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 1SG. 8pm. £10. (£8 conc.).JNE gig.
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Tyne Valley Big Band + Tyne Valley Youth Big Band + Tyne Valley Junior Jazz Ensemble -Phoenix Bar, Chisholm Place, Hexham. 6pm (Collection).
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Maine Street Jazzmen - Potter's Wheel, Sunniside NE16 5EE, 8:30pm. Free.
Screamin' Miss Jackson & the Slap Ya Mama Big Band - The Schooner, South Shore Rd., Gateshead. 8:30pm. Free.
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Tees Hot Club w. James Harrison (piano); Richie Emmerson (tenor); Ray Dales (alto) - Dormans, Oxford Rd., Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Free. 9pm.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Monday, November 07, 2016

The Cookers: USA Bop Masters to play Sage Gateshead!!!

(Preview by Russell)
The Cookers, America’s ambassadors of bop, are heading back to Sage Gateshead!!! The 2015 Gateshead International Jazz Festival presented America’s finest interpreters of bop in an unforgettable concert. The legendary rhythm section of George Cables, piano, Cecil McBee, double bass, and Billy Hart, drums – a dream gig in itself! – powered an amazing frontline of Billy Harper, tenor saxophone, Jaleel Shaw, alto saxophone, and two hot shot trumpeters – Eddie Henderson and David Weiss.
Veterans of literally thousands of recording dates, the band returns to Sage Gateshead one week tonight, that’s Monday 14 November. Since the band’s previous appearance at Sage Gateshead two changes to the line-up have been made without any diminution in the star-studded status of one of America’s finest exponents of the hard bop idiom. Read on to get the low down from bandleader David Weiss. The Cookers are currently in Europe and the band is heading to the UK to play four dates. Their Sage Gateshead concert appearance is first on the itinerary, that’s next Monday, 14 November. Don’t miss it, as it is 2016’s Gig of the Year! Telephone Sage Gateshead’s ticket office right now on 0191 443 4661.
Russell.
David Weiss talks to Bebop Spoken Here…                          

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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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