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Bebop Spoken There

Artie Shaw: “I'm not interested in giving people what they want--I'm interested in making music.” – (DownBeat October 15, 1939).

Jason Marsalis: “There's so many places that this music can go and there's a lot yet to be discovered.'” – (DownBeat April 2018)

Today Saturday March 17


Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas @ Sunderland Empire, High St West, Sunderland SR1 3EX. 2:30pm. Featuring Rat Pack Big Band & Burrelli Sisters.


KOAN 7 - the Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:00pm. £5.00. (£4.00. concs). ‘Form and Space’ ‘An evening of free improvisation and original composition’. Line-up includes John Pope (solo improvised set).

Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas @ Sunderland Empire, High St West, Sunderland SR1 3EX. 7:30pm. Featuring Rat Pack Big Band & Burrelli Sisters.

Boys of Brass - Brandling Villa, Haddricks Mill Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1QL. 9:00pm. Free.

Ben Cipolla - Great Broughton Village Hall, Ingleby Road, Great Broughton, Cleveland TS9 7ER. 7:30pm. Tickets: £12.50 from 01642 712176.

Gilded Thieves - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

To the be
st 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?

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

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.
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