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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.)

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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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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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