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Bebop Spoken There

Jackie McLean: “I can't understand British audiences. In Britain there doesn't seem to be any curiosity." (Melody Maker, April 1, 1961).

Charles Mingus: "It seems to me that if our records were not issued in Britain, the British cats would have to think for themselves" (Jazz News, July 26th 1961)

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Today Tuesday July 25

Evening
Misha Mullov-Abbado Sextet - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane NE25 5DW. 8pm. Free.
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. £10 & £8. JNE gig.
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Maine Street Jazzmen - Royal British Legion Club, West Jesmond Ave., Newcastle NE2 3EX. 8:30pm. £5.
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Corner House. Monday Jan 25.

Brian Bennett (banjo & vocals), Brian Sibbald (double bass), Fred Thompson (drums & vocals), Barry Soulsby (clarinet & vocals), Peter Wright (trumpet) & Lawrence McBriarty (trombone)
The Corner House function room bar was once again closed throughout the evening necessitating a trip through to the main bar to get (another) pint.
The Vieux Carre's loyal band of followers were in attendance, in their usual seats, getting their weekly fix of New Orleans jazz.
I was only able to stay for the first set and, in that time, the band rattled through "Brahms Cradle Song", "When Somebody Thinks You're Wonderful" (Fred Thompson taking the vocal), WC Handy's "Hesitating Blues" and King Oliver's "Buddy's Habit".
The band's book of tunes seems to be limitless with each and every one done with panache.
The front line can stoke it up when required and, as I was about to set off into the night, MC Bennett introduced a number recorded by the Andrews Sisters "Beer Barrel Polka". There's a thought...
I think it is time the fabulous Fenner Sisters paid a return visit to the Corner House.
Russell.

1 comment :

  1. Couldn't agree more Russell but, 'Till Then' they're on at Blue Bell Hotel, Acklem Rd., Middlesbrough on Jan 31 with the Tees Valley Jazzmen.
    Tickets a fiver.
    Whilst Ray Harley's in town they would be great with the Maine Street Jazzmen.

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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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