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Bebop Spoken There

Ruby Braff: "When you say musicians, what do you mean? People that can play their horn well, or people that make music?" - (Crescendo June 1975).


Colin Towns: “I learned what I could but I was tipped out of school at 15 and you went from pub to pub learning what you could. Or going through the racks at Dobell’s or Ray’s.” – (Jazzwise October 2015).


Sunday October 4

James Harrison - Vermont Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. Tel: 0191 233 1010. 2pm- 5pm.
Alan Law - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12.30pm. 0191 2399924.
Smokin' Spitfires - The Cluny, Lime St., Newcastle. 12:30pm. £6.50. Bubble Foundation fundraiser.
Musicians Unlimited - Park Inn, 82 Park Rd., Hartlepool TS26 9LN. Doors 12 noon.
Toby Delius Trio - Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. £8/£6. 8pm. 0191 2603246. JNE gig.
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Red House Farm Pub & Restaurant, Hepscott Drive, Whitley Bay NE25 9XJ. 8pm. Free.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Chilli Treat Tonight

Tonight looks like being an unmissable night at The Chillingham, Chillingham Road, Heaton, Newcastle. Headlining is jazz/blues/rock chick Mo Scott's trio.
The trio - stylistically adaptable guitarist Rod Sinclair, who tonight I'm sure will be in earthy/cool bottleneck mode, Neil Harland, considered by many to be the doyen of the current crop of bassists and, of course, Mo.
Mo Scott can strut with the best of them her throaty vocals raunchy loud or seductive soft. Having heard the trio at the Maggy Bank earlier this year and at the Corner House before that I know it will be a night to remember.
Also, New England's gift to Newcastle has returned from France so Dave Weisser will be putting his chops around Vincent Bach's mouthpiece as well as laying down a few choice vocals backed by the Take It To The Bridge mob.
All this for a pound? Eat your heart out Sainsbury's...

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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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