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Bebop Spoken There

Les Paul: "Okay so you make great sounds. The people you're playing for, they work all day, they don't go to music schools and study harmony. They pay their dough, they come in, they listen. If they don't understand what you're doing, they walk out. What are you supposed to do, tie 'em with a rope whilst you explain you're playing great music?" - (Down Beat June 15, 1951).

Jack Perciful: "Unless you're playing somewhere like Carnegie Hall, in the States, the piano is the last thing they buy. When they've got ten dollars left over they go buy a piano." - (Crescendo October 1971.)

Number 22!

Bebop Spoken Here is currently listed at number 22 in the WORLD JAZZ BLOG Rankings!

Sunday May 28

Afternoon.
Harambee Pasadia - See RH Column.
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Mark Williams (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12:30pm. Free.
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Northumberland Park, Tynemouth Rd., Tynemouth NE30 2HA. 3pm. Free.
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Blues @ The Bay - Tanner Smith's 17-19 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RE, 0191 2525941. 4pm. Free. Blues jam w. Scott Wall & Charlie Philp.
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Musicians Unlimited - Park Hotel, Park Rd., Hartlepool TS26 9HU. 01249 233126.1pm. Free.
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Evening
Cancelled! Young Musicians Jam Session - Quakerhouse, Mechanics' Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. 6pm. Cancelled!
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Billy Bootleggers All Star House Band w. Teresa Watson - Billy Bootleggers - 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
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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 04, 2010

Savill @ the Saville

Hi folks: just a reminder of next Friday's concert - top jazz-blogger and frequent Exchange attendee Lance Liddle tells me that trumpeter Dave Savill, who plays with Mike Lovell's excellent seven-piece band, played with the Newcastle Big Band on two of their overseas tours, and so will be making a return, spiritually speaking at least, to old stomping grounds when he plays here on January 8th. Hope you all can make it - it's a great band, and Jazz @ The Exchange needs your support! Details follow: Jazz @ The Exchange, Saville Exchange, corner Saville & Howard Streets, North Shields, NE30 1SEConcert starts at 8.00pm. Admission £11/Concessions £10/Students £5. Book on 0191 642 7093, or pay at door Friday, January 8th: Mike Lovell’s Six-In-A-Bar Plus One .
Trombonist Mike Lovell leads his popular traditional jazz band from the North West in its first excursion this side of the Pennines. Besides Mike, the band comprises the Temperance Seven’s Willy Entwistle on clarinet and saxes, the great vocalist Rosie Harrison, who also plays soprano sax, Dave Savill on trumpet - he was with the Midnight Follies Orchestra, George Chisholm and Terry Lightfoot - Chris Howse on banjo, guitar and Bing-style vocals and Colin Turner on bass sax and tuba (the two of them also form half of the well-known Harmony Hounds), plus Pete Eddowes on drums and washboard.
Their repertoire is an interesting mix of jazz standards (Once In A While, Cake Waking Babies, Whistling Rufus, At The Jazz Band Ball) and some far-from-common material - what price “Mustapha The Dancing Camel” or “Midnight, The Stars And You”? - all presented in a lively and entertaining manner and with the vocals by Rosie and Chris providing a real bonus.
A good way to start a Happy Jazz New Year!
Mike Durham.

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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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