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Bebop Spoken There

Dave Newton: "Having got my Grade 8 pretty early, it was only then that the piano was taking over. But this was happening outside of school really, as the music teacher at this particular school didn't like me or the kind of music I liked." (Jazzwise February 2019).

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Today Tuesday January 22

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jam session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. House trio: Mark Williams, Paul Grainger, Russ Morgan.

Alter Ego - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB. Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

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

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

My Gigs of the Year

Best Gig
National.
APPJAG Awards @ Pizza Express (Holborn)!
Mingus Big Band/Leo Richardson Quintet @ Ronnie's.
Georgie Fame w. Guy Barker @ Ronnie's.
Echoes of Ellington @ Cadogan Hall.

Northeast.
Mingus Big Band @ Middlesbrough Town Hall.
Alison Rayner Quintet @ The Globe.
Mick Shoulder Quintet @ Blaydon Jazz Club.
Jo Harrop @ Ushaw Jazz Festival.
SSBB w. Paul Booth @ Alphabetti Theatre.
James Morrison Quartet @ Gala Theatre.
Greg Abate @ Jazz Café.
Davina & The Vagabonds @ Sage Gateshead.
Alan Glen Trio @ The Globe.
Kansas Smitty's House Band @ Sage Gateshead.
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GIJF Day 3 
Sheila Jordan w. Pete Churchill.
House of the Black Gardenia.
Georgie Fame w. Guy Barker Big Band. 
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International Jazz Day @ The Globe.
King Bee @ Hoochie Coochie.

These are but a few, in no particular order, that I enjoyed and, in truth, to rate any one of them above the rest would be to do the others a disservice.
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.
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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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