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Bebop Spoken There

Michael Janisch: “I definitely have a completely different perception of the States on a political level, getting the news over here [in Britain], or just the way Europeans view America that was a big awakening.” – (Jazzwise October 2015).

James Moody: “[On practising] If you don't use it, you lose it. And that applies to everything--and when I say everything, I mean everything!” – (Jazz Times March 2004).


Today Saturday October 10

Tees Valley Jazzmen - The Front, Middleton One Row, Nr. Darlington. 1.30pm.
James Harrison (Solo piano) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2AE. 0191 2399924. 7.00pm.
Noel Dennis/Dean Stockdale - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9:00pm. Free.
Peter Gilligan Trio - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. Doors 8pm. £5.
Ruth Lambert/Stu Collingwood - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Castle Chare, Newcastle. Free. 7pm (?).
International Guitar Night w. Lulu Reinhardt; Mike Dawes; Andre Krengel - Alnwick Playhouse, Bondgare Without, Alnwick, NE66 1PQ. 7.30pm. From £10.50.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Rae Brothers New Orleans Jazz Band @ St. Joseph's CMS Parish Centre. Thursday 4th March.

Rae Brothers New Orleans Jazz Band: Dave Rae (banjo & vocals), Mac Rae (cornet, clarinet & vocals), Liz Bacon (clarinet), Mac Smith (piano), John Robinson (double bass) & Paul Bacon (drums). Jazz at St.Joseph's has been going for many a year and the Rae Brothers have been long-time supporters of the organisers' unstinting efforts to ensure the music of New Orleans can be heard in the town of Birtley. Tunes by Duke Ellington - 'Creole Love Call', George Lewis - 'St .Phillip Street Breakdown', Kid Thomas and others made for an enjoyable evening. Good playing by all (Liz and Mac on clarinets a highlight).
Support jazz in Birtley. The next concert features Maureen Hall's Rendezvous Jazz on 1st April.

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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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