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Bebop Spoken There

Marian McPartland: "When the Basie band was at Birdland I lived there" - (Melody Maker January 3, 1953). From Colin Aitchison's amazing collection).

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Robert Glasper: “I don’t understand how people can record standards, just play them in a standard fashion then expect people to get excited.” – (Jazzwise August 2015).

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Today Saturday August 29

Afternoon
Ruth Lambert/Andy Hawking - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ ?pm. Free.
Evening.
Steve Glendinning & Mark Williams - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £5.
Pete Gilligan (Solo pno) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2AE. 0191 2399924. 7.00pm.
Havana Club 5 - Bar Loco, Leazes Park Rd., Newcastle. 9pm. Free.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Whatever Next?

Saw a ukelele in a store window described as a Les Paul Ukelele. Please tell me there isn't a Barney Kessel Banjo. Lance.

3 comments :

  1. Well I heard Metheny has commissioned one. Meanwhile we always have Bela all in the best of taste. Dig that shirt.
    Anonymous Formby fan.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWNiFw_W3mA

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  2. After the Orchestrian conked out at the Barbican I think Metheny might think twice before ukeing it. In fact I think the Orchestrian, Luddite that I am, should be banjoed.

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  3. Well yes - it's a bit bizarre to see all that huge array of instruments (on Youtube) all playing away with no-one sitting at them. A technological miracle (when it works) BUT - what's the point? I'd rather listen to one bloke playing an acoustic instrument, without any gizmos and not even any electricity.
    Dodo

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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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