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Bebop Spoken There

Sonny Rollins: "I work very hard. I wear out suits playing." - (Downbeat May 29, 1969.)

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Bob Brookmeyer: "The group's philosophy? We're saving to buy new uniforms - the ties wore out." - (Crescendo March 1965).

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Today Tuesday March 28

Jonathan Silk's Fragment Quartet - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £10/£8. JNE/Schmazz gig.
Maine Street Jazzmen - Royal British Legion Club, West Jesmond ave., Newcastle NE2 3EX. 8:30pm. £5.
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
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Northern Monkey Brass Band - The Fox, West End Tce., Hexham NE46 3DB. 9pm.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Anti Social Behaviour on the Newcastle-Carlisle Line

Brian Bennett and the Vieux Carré Jazzmen were snapped 'entertaining' passengers on the Newcastle to Carlisle train during the summer. Banjo-strumming Brian had the effrontery to perform in front of a poster banning anti-social behaviour! What are our railways coming to that such criminal acts are performed on public transport - I bet he didn't even pay his fare.
Anyone who feels strongly enough to make a citizens arrest - and we hope there are those amongst us who do - can do so tonight at the Corner House in Heaton where Brian and his gang - sorry band - aka the Vieux Carré Jazzmen will be re-creating the crime.
8:45 pm is when the action replay commences and we hope that justice will be seen to be done. If the train robbers got 30 years then...
Banjos on trains, whatever next?
Lance.

2 comments :

  1. Anonymous - in fear of reprisalsMonday, January 18, 2010 7:09:00 pm

    Lance - you forgot to mention the Tuba. Surely equal to the banjo?

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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.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
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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