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Bebop Spoken There

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Holly Cooper, Mouthpiece Music: "Lance writes pull quotes like no one else!"

Simon Spillett: A lovely review from the dean of jazz bloggers, Lance Liddle...

Josh Weir: I love the writing on bebop spoken here... I think the work you are doing is amazing.

Postage

16590 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 483 of them this year alone and, so far, 29 this month (July 14).

From This Moment On ...

July

Thu 18 Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Brunswick Methodist Church, Newcastle NE1 7BJ. 2:30pm. £4.00.
Thu 18: Theo Croker @ The Glasshouse, Gateshead. 8:00pm.
Thu 18: Brad Linde’s Continentals @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Thu 18: Eva Fox & the Jazz Guys @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Thu 18: Ray Stubbs R&B All Stars @ The Mill Tavern, Hebburn. 8:00pm. Rhythm & blues.
Thu 18: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guest band: Darlington Big Band.

Fri 19: Luis Verde with the Dean Stockdale Trio @ The Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. SOLD OUT!
Fri 19: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 19: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 19: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 19: Luis Verde with the Dean Stockdale Trio @ Traveller’s Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. Opus 4 Jazz Club.
Fri 19: Zoë Gilby Trio @ Seventeen Nineteen, Hendon, Sunderland. 7:30pm.

Sat 20: Snake Davis & Helen Watson Duo @ Chopwell Community Centre NE17 7HZ. 7:30pm. £17.50.

Sun 21: Paul Skerritt @ Hibou Blanc, Newcastle. 2:00pm.
Sun 21: Salty Dog @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm.
Sun 21: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay. 3:00pm. Free. Sun 21: The Big Easy @ The White Room, Stanley. 5:00pm.
Sun 21: Ben Crosland Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 22: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.

Tue 23: Nomade Swing Trio @ Newcastle House Hotel, Rothbury. 7:30pm. £10.00. Tickets from Tully’s of Rothbury or at the door (cash only). A Coquetdale Jazz event.

Wed 24: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 24: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 24: The Ronnie Scott’s Story @ The Fire Station, Sunderland. 7:30pm.
Wed 24: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.
Wed 24: Milne-Glendinning Band @ Cafédral, Owengate, Durham. 9:00pm. £9.00. & £6.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Miles, a British 625 & live streams all night long (Friday)

Once again the Beeb has come up with the goods. A very British Jazz 625: the British Jazz Explosion (photo shows Nubya Garcia) presents the best of the new, contemporary bands making a name for themselves (BBC 4, 9:00pm) and at 10:30 there is a repeat showing of Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool. First aired on BBC 2 in March, Stanley Nelson's documentary film also enjoyed a limited release in independent cinemas. Definitely worth watching. And if you missed Oliver Murray's film about Ronnie Scott when it was shown recently there is an early morning (12:30am) repeat of Ronnie's: Ronnie Scott and his World-Famous Jazz Club

And if all that isn't enough, the final weekend of this year's online-only EFG London Jazz Festival alongside established virtual sessions offers an evening of live streams galore.

Picking out just three of tonight's LJF streams...Church of Sound: Gary Crosby's Groundation presents the Charlie Parker Songbook and Originals (7:30), Time and Place: Paul Edis' project featuring Jo Harrop and Tony Kofi from Hampstead Jazz Club (8:00) and the Olie Brice Trio (8:30). 

And not forgetting Rico's Popup Louis, trumpeter Rico Tomasso's weekly salute to Louis Armstrong (7:00pm) and what looks like being a storming session at eight o'clock from Kansas Smitty's as half a dozen young hotshots meet up for a 'playback' session focussing on Dizzy Gillespie's Sonny Side Up album. The line-up certainly whets the appetite...Alex Ridout (trumpet), the two tenors of Alec Harper and Xhosa Cole and a cooking rhythm section comprising the Three Wills, that's Messrs Barry (piano), Sach (bass) and Cleasby (drums).
Russell

1 comment :

stevebfc said...

With the exception of a 5 minute slot on the Manchester scene the whole programme seemed to focus on a small group of South London musicians. Hardly representative of the UK jazz it was billed as.

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