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Bebop Spoken There

Billie Holiday: “I hate straight singing. I have to change a tune to my own way of doing it. That's all I know.– (Down Beat November 1, 1939).

Bunny Berigan: “We know that there are plenty of swing fans in the country wanting it--and we propose to give it [swing] to them.– (Down Beat May, 1938).

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 Saturday February 13

Afternoon
Tees Valley Jazzmen - Devonport Hotel. Middleton One Row, Darlington DL2 1AS. 1:30pm. Free.
Evening
Lindsay Hannon/James Harrison - Redwood Whiskey Bar, Vermont Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle, NE1 1RQ. 7:pm. Free.
Pete Gilligan/Joel Byrne-McCullough- Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9pm. Free.
Steve Glendinning (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 7:30pm. No cover charge.
Blue Jazz Quintet + Minnie Fraser - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8pm. £5.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Dewy-eyed update.

Talking with Valerie and Jim at today's Fenner sisters gig conversation got around to the currently popular Dewy-eyed postings.
Jim, who was my best man, reminded me that as we awaited the arrival of the taxi to 'get me to the church on time' we filled the time in by jamming on Sir Charles Thompson's "Robbins' Nest". So, with such a pedigree I feel I should get dewy-eyed over "Robbins' Nest" at the expense of "Thanks For The Memory". Thanks for the Memory, Jim!
Not to be outdone, Jim's wife, Valerie, who also happened to be Marlene's bridesmaid, reminded me that, before we were married, she and Marlene were on holiday and M brought me back a 45 of Sinatra singing "I've Got A Crush On You". So I guess it is goodbye to "The Way You Look Tonight".
At least TWYLT is still in the game thanks to Ms. Anonymous who e'er she be.
Lance.

4 comments :

  1. What a great pic, just goes to show how important music was to you even on your wedding day..I'll bet that's a pic of your mum on the wall behind you!
    Liz

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  2. Actually Liz, the picture is, I think, either Bach or Beethoven. It was, after all, her house. If it had been mine it would have been Charlie Parker or Dizzy Gillespie!

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  3. Oh sorry, no disrespect to your mum, Bach or Beethoven...she sure had taste, but then I know she was a highly respected teacher of classical music

    Liz

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  4. It's all coming back to me now - 46years later - the picture on the wall is of Mozart.

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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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