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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.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

R.I.P. Chris Langford

Hil has kindly, yet sadly, drew my attention to the death on Jan 10 of Christine Langford. Better known as Chris (pictured left) she was best remembered locally as a singer on the "One O'Clock Show" in the early days of Tyne Tees Television. This was back in 1959. In Geoff Phillips' book commemorating the 40th anniversary of TTT Chris is given two pages.
She later appeared on "The Morecombe and Wise Show" and in the '90s sang with the Northern Dance Orchestra (the NDO). Chris also sang around the Manchester jazz scene - perhaps one of our Mancunian site visitors will have a few memories?
Lance.

1 comment :

  1. She was a neighbour & friend
    She was devastated when her 2nd husband Richard died and never fully recovered and became a bit of a hermit
    wicked sense of humour - fantastic cook- excellent artist - will be sadly missed- always a feisty friend said it as it was - adored Richard for all his faults and problems he left her but overcame them
    Larger than life character who we all loved and will sadly miss

    Sorry that some members of her family and previous friends were not there to celebrate her life today

    Very tasteful remembrance service very dignified - her nephew (or cousin) has the tone right

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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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