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Bebop Spoken There

Dave Gelly: “From 1 January 1920, when prohibition was imposed in the US, people didn’t stop drinking, they just stopped drinking legally.” – (Jazz Journal October 2017).

Regina Carter: “When I was a teenager, I would daydream about going out on a date and dancing to Ella’s music.” (Down Beat October 2017).

Today Wednesday November 22

Afternoon
Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.

Evening
Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. £1. 8pm.

Billy's Acoustic Blues - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free (weekly).

The Village Hall New Orleans Band - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Rd., Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.

BBC Big Band - Middlesbrough Theatre, The Avenue, Middlesbrough TS5 6SA. 01642 815181. 7:30pm. £24.50.

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

Friday, June 02, 2017

Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Northumberland Park, Tynemouth - May 28

Brian Bennett (banjo & vocals); Bob Wade (trumpet); Jim McBriarty (reeds & vocals); Laurence McBriarty (trombone); Bill College (bass); Fred Thompson (drums & vocals); Steve Wade (drums) (in the second set).
(Review by John T.) 
The Vieux Carré Jazzmen were the last of four bands to play on the bandstand in Northumberland Park in Tynemouth last Sunday (May 28). See attached photo of a bands eye view of the gig. The usual numbers were forthcoming. Ice Cream and Hello Dolly seemed very appropriate for the outdoor setting. Nice to see the full band and not just a four piece as they sometimes bring along for outside gigs.
One or two putters from Cullercoats were in evidence but it was mostly a family audience. Bob Wade’s wife (who hails from Tynemouth) was surrounded by her family members. Bob’s son Steve and his family travelled all the way from Bedale (with his own cymbals) to ably guest on drums during the second half. This gave Fred an opportunity to sing up front. Steve retuned to live in the UK from SA several years ago. Today was a great get together for the Wade family.
John T.

1 comment :

Ashington Jazz Club said...

Found out that Steve Wade is left handed and did not in fact bring his own cymbals. He changed Fred's cymbals round to his settings.
Also the catering for the event was fantastic with a huge Hog Roast! White baps with pulled pork, stuffing and apple sauce.

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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.
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