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Bebop Spoken There

Nate Smith: "Record labels, booking agents, management, still can't imagine the drummer as bandleader" - (DownBeat January 2019).

Today Thursday December 13

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Rd., Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society - Gateshead Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead NE8 4LN. 5:00pm. Fortnightly meeting.

Evening

Maine St. Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Holywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NJ. 8:30pm. Free. Sitters in welcome!

Paul Skerritt - Hadrian’s Tipi, Keel Square, Sunderland SR1 3DZ. 6:00pm. Free.

Indigo Jazz Voices - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £5.

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm.

Tees Hot Club w. Mark Toomey, Kevin Eland, Bruce Taylor - Dorman’s Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 8:30pm. Free. Christmas Party night.

Lambton Big Band - South Causey Inn, Beamish Burn Road, Stanley DH9 0LS. Tel: 01207 235555. 7:30pm (doors 6:00pm). £15.00.

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

Sunday, June 03, 2018

Vibes query

I received this email today from Brian Baggett, posted here with Brian's consent, re his father, ex-pianist. Paul Baggett:
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“My Dad's just turned 80 and it's Father's Day on June 17. I wonder if you could help him with something he's wanted to do for a few years.
Since developing a hand condition that makes him unable to play piano he's interested in trying vibraphone. I've tried all sorts to enable him to do this (without success).
I've bought him tutoring books and CDs. I spotted a vibraphone in the big cupboard in Sage Gateshead after enrolling both of us on a percussion course. The course was subsequently cancelled due to us being the only two enrolled on the course.
They didn't respond to my request to let him give it a try in one of the teaching rooms. 
I've tried looking on Amazon and Google but they are a very expensive way just to find out if it's for him.
Can you think of any way to enable him to 'have a go'?”
Paul.
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Any suggestions as to how we can help Paul and his dad?
Lance.
PS: Photo is one I took of the late Bill le Sage at a Johnny Dankworth gig back in the 1980s

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

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TRY DRUM SHOPS IN THE AREA.
ANOTHER IDEA MAY BE A LARGE SCHOOL MAY HAVE AN ISTRUMENT
BEST OF LUCK: RAYMOND NEWTON DOUBLE BASS /CELLO/ BASS GUITAR.

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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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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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