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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 Wednesday July 26

Afternoon
Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. £1. 8pm.
Jo Harrop & Joel Byrne McCullough - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2AE. 7:30pm. No cover charge. 7:30pm. 0191 2399924
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Village Hall Gang - Springwell Community Venue, Fell Rd., Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:220pm. £3.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Preview - SSBB & Scarlet Street @ Hoochie Coochie - Sunday March 19.

(Preview by Kath Gowland)
Tonight, Thursday, is the penultimate reheasal for the SSBB and Scarlet Street, so I thought I would pop in for a listen, and to give the readers of BSH a bit of a heads up on the forthcoming event at Hoochie Coochie this SundayStrike Up The Band what a gig this will be!

So what can you expect this coming Sunday….
A Pandora’s Box of Delights for a discerning audience…. Military precision drumming from the fabulous Dave McKeague driving the rhythm section, occasional deps and the usual suspects front-lining the horn section.  The delightful, exquisite, Alice Grace, who, having had a few days of silence (no voice at all!) is once again in fine voice and of course the soulful sounds of the one and only… Freeze. 
In addition to this we also have a bundle of delight, (and hopefully not a bundle of joy… yet - Jen’s baby is due in just 5 weeks) from the spectacular Scarlet Street, delicious harmonies, and sweet treats that took me back to the musical films of my childhood reminders of the Glenn Miller Story and wartime numbers from the Andrews Sisters… I shan’t be a bad apple and spoil it for you, although at the end of International Science Week maybe a vague reference to Newton’s Law of Gravity isn’t out of place… but honestly… I  just can’t wait! Oh yeah… and a couple of surprises too!
So if you want three fabulous sets of magnificent Big Band Music to dance along to … about 30 tunes… with incredible vocals interspersed with a few new numbers from the big band then you really do not want to miss this one!  Be there or be square!
Kath

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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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