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Bebop Spoken There

Jimmy McPartland: “I think one of the reasons he [Bix] drank so much was that he was a perfectionist and wanted to do more with music than anyone could.– (Down Beat January 13, 1954).

Jimmy Dorsey: “Contrast, expression and interesting harmonies have been overlooked too long by dance bands.– (Down Beat November 1937).

APPJAG Jazz Awards

The All Party Parliamentary Jazz Awards are with us once more and the polls are open. You don't have to nominate in every category but once you've submitted your nomination that's it.

It's simple, just go to the Jazz UK website and enter your choices. For example, should you wish to nominate Bebop Spoken Here for the Jazz Media Award simply type in Bebop Spoken Here in the appropriate space.

You've got till noon on Feb. 18 to do it so - Let's Do It, Let's Nominate BSH!

Today Thursday February 11

Afternoon
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - The Victory, Killingworth Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 1SY. 1:00pm. Free.
Evening.
Tees Hot Club w. guests Mark Toomey (alto) Jeff Aucott (keys); Gus Smith (vcl); Kevin Eland (tpt) - Dormans, Oxford Rd., Middlesbrough. 9pm. Free. 9pm.
Havana Style Cuban Jam Session - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. Free - come along and shake your maracas!

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Tom-Mix @ Side Café, Newcastle.

Mark Hanslip (reeds), Olie Brice (double bass), Tony Marsh (drums). Last night, well before sundown, Tom-Mix rode into town on a steaming summer's evening to be greeted by an audience more the size of a posse than a division of the US cavalry. Mark Hanslip, a youthful, paid-up member of the LOOP Collective, played some well-structured and at times lyrical tenor saxophone; any reference to Sonny Rollins should not be dismissed. Bassist Olie Brice in tandem with free jazz percussion veteran Tony Marsh powered the unit with no little enthusiasm. The two-set performance featured all three musicians with little in the way of a time-out being taken by one or other. Marsh, a master of his craft, encouraged a democratic approach with the two young gunslingers being anything but hired-hands. The gig was another in Jazz North East's 'On the Outside' programme. It was filmed and can be viewed on line shortly (poss. Sunday) at www.musicfilmbroth.com . The next installment of On the Outside is at the Star and Shadow Cinema on 27th September. Gannets, a quintet of UK improvisers, share the bill with a screening of Shirley Clarke's film 'Ornette: Made in America'. Russell

5 comments :

  1. Cheers Russell, good to see you there and I agree; this was in no way a bridge washed out on Route 79 - meant to ask them why they chose Tom Mix; could be cos he did all his own stunts? no safety net required -sheer poetry.

    Am sending a short follow on if Lance would consider it - On The Outside deserves the words.

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  2. Consider it done. I'm looking for a Najaho Indian Squaw to interpret.
    Nah - I'm just looking to squaw!

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  3. "Touchez!" as they say in Najaho territory. Bon chance with your squawing!

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  4. Problem is that I'm looking for one without reservations...

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  5. Imagine their reaction in a Florida diner when asked if I needed to cross the central reservation to get out of town - time to bail out, Geronimo!

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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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