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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)

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Today Saturday July 22

Afternoon
SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017 - Sage Gateshead. Day two of three. Details. From 12 noon all day.
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Evening
Steve Glendinning (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2AE. 7:30pm. No cover charge.
The Hookahs - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
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Big Chris Barber Band - Alnwick Playhouse. 7:30pm. £21.50/£20.50.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Full Marks To Caffè Nero At South Shields ...

For playing jazz today as the background music in their South Shields (King Street) branch, and at a sensible volume, not too intrusive but loud enough for my enjoyment.  We were treated to a Dave Brubeck number, from Time Out I think, one of those tunes with an odd time signature where each line of music seems intriguingly not quite complete. Then came various jazz standards by various vocalists, including East Of The Sun and What Is This Thing Called Love.
I’ve noticed their music choices before, which have included quality rock music such as Joni Mitchell, so if anyone from Caffè Nero is reading this, please keep it up!
Ann Alex

2 comments :

  1. Hello Ann! I too always appreciate decent background music in shops&cafés. If it is something to my liking I hang around, therefore am likely to spend more money, and what is more it brightens my mood.

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  2. Liz, Lovely to hear from you. I guess York is a good place to get good music in cafes, and at a sensible level. I'll contact you if I visit there in the Summer. Ann

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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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