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Anat Cohen: "With the tenor, it's so iconic with jazz. With the clarinet, I can improvise, but it doesn't have to be called jazz." - (DownBeat July 2019)

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Today Tuesday June 18

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Lickety Split - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

River City Jazzmen - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NW. Tel: 01670 813983 (info). 8:00pm. £5.00. (inc raffle). Line-up inc special guest Don Fairley (trombone).

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Bebop Spoken Here's Post of the Year.


We've had some great writing on the blog this year - well done Russell, Steve T, Steve H, Hugh C, Ann Alex, Debra M, JC, Jerry and several others including myself (sez he modestly) but nothing could compare with the report by Scott Black from Hong Kong of clarinet/saxman Franco Valussi's birthday at Ned Kelly's! This was Hemmingway, Runyon, Greene and Kipling all rolled into one - an exceedingly fine piece of writing. I'm told he [Scott Black] is no mean trumpet player either!
Lance.

2 comments :

Lance said...

So guys, this is the benchmark for 2017!

Anonymous said...

There's no way I could write like the example as I don't have the experience of drink, but it's good to be appreciated for our efforts Lance even if we don't get paid much, or in fact, anything! So a wage rise would come to ...nothing!
Ann Alex

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