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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.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Maine St. Jazzmen @ Rosie Malone's

Ray Harley (tpt), Herbie Hudson (tmb/hca/vcl), Jim McBriarty (clt), Malcolm Armstrong (pno), Alan Rudd (bs), Tommy Graham (dms), Olive Rudd (vcl).
Close your eyes and you could be in Eddie Condon's club back in the 1940's. Open your eyes and you find you're not!
Nevertheless, the music is of the same quality; hard driving, happy, Dixieland - or should we call it 'Rosieland'?
As in previous weeks, it is a foot-tapping experience not to be missed - if you can tell me better ways of spending a Thursday afternoon I want to know (or maybe I don't!)
Today saw the band blowing full-blooded takes on "After You've Gone", "Buddy Bolden" etc whilst Olive provided the words to "Sentimental Journey" and "I Double Dare You" amongst others.
It was a typical rollicking Rosie's afternoon - real ales still £2 a pint and such delicacies on the bar as Black Pudding, Cheese, Sausages, Pickled Onions and Pickled customers to tempt the tastebuds.
For those living further afield, the Maine Street Jazzmen play Leeds Jazz Club on Tuesday Feb, 16. A coach from Tyneside is being organised @ £15 per head return. Sounds like a good day out.
Interested parties contact band members.
Lance.

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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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