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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.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Jo Harrop's Headin' North

Press release:
Fever: Jo Harrop sings Peggy Lee makes its Paris debut at the Sunside jazz club, rue des Lombards, Paris on Thursday 26th October. This remarkable show celebrates the sultriest songstress of them all, with special guest Tony Kofi (alto sax) and the show's creator Alex Webb (piano/MD) providing support for the vocalist that bebop spoken here described as ‘a singing sensation!'.
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We say thank you for that but, for those of you living in the NE postcode area, before setting off to Paris you can hear Jo at several venues closer to home.
July 26: Cherry Tree Restaurant, Jesmond – 7:30pm. No cover charge.
July 27: Jazz Cafe, Newcastle - 8pm. £8 (£6 in advance).
July 28: Gala Theatre, Durham – 1pm. £5. (SOLD OUT!)
July 28: Ushaw College, nr. Durham - 7:30 pm. £7.
Lance.

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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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