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Bebop Spoken There

Gordon Beck: "No one has the answer to the eternal question: What is a genius?." - (Crescendo January 1989).

Today Friday February 27

Afternoon.
RENDEZVOUS JAZZ - Black Horse, Monkseaton. 1pm. Free.
Classic jazz.
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Evening.
LINDSAY HANNON PLUS - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £5 (£3 before 7.30pm.)
Triple ace vocalist with superb backing.
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PAUL EDIS SEXTET - Ushaw College, Durham, DH7 9RH. 7.30pm. £6.
Jazz Goes to College - reminds me of a Dave Brubeck album I still love. Paul and co. will raise the bar even higher!
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SHOESHOP QUARTET + ROB HERON & TEA PAD ORCHESTRA - Tarset Village Hall, Lane Head, Northumberland NE48 1NT. 7.30pm.
Sounds like an evening of Retro rhythm out in the sticks!
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GEORGE SHOVLIN & THE RADARS - Dun Cow, 9 High St. West. Sunderland, SR1 3HA. 8pm. £4.
Blues by the best. Fortnightly - Tonight's the night!
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- Opus 4, Traveller's Rest, West Auckland Rd., Cockerton, Darlington. 8pm. £6.
Monthly - Back March 13.

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.
Russell.

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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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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.)
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