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Bebop Spoken There

Les Paul: "The most important link in an automobile is the guy driving it - (Downbeat June 30, 1954 ).
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Pete Oxley: “I got into jazz when I was about 14 and remember my dad telling me that I’d get bored very quickly, as the music only comprised a few chords that kept getting repeated. My dad was a cathedral organist!” – (Jazzwise March 2015).

Today Wednesday March 4

Afternoon
VIEUX CARRE JAZZMEN - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
New Orleans Jazz. Raffles,and a jolly afternoon.
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JAZZ ESQUIRES - Magnesia Bank, Camden St., North Shields NE30 1NH. 1pm. Free.
Swinging mainstream band.
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Evening.
LICKETY SPLIT/TAKE IT TO THE BRIDGE JAZZ WORKSHOP - The Chillingham, Chillingham Rd., Heaton. 8:30pm. £1.
Dave and co welcome all-comers + Special guest band Lickety Split..
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MARK WILLIAMS TRIO with Mark (gtr); Andy Champion (bs); Russ Morgan (dms) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2AE. 0191 2399924. 7.30pm.
Good food and good jazz and a new trio.
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JAZZ AT THE BAY- Cleveland Bay pub, 718 Yarm Rd., Eaglescliffe, TS16 0JE 01642 780275. 9pm.
The Teesside Hot Club swinging at the Bay.Guests Brian Dales (guitar) & Mark Hawkins (drums).
Fortnightly - Tonight's 'night!
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LEVEE RAMBLERS NEW ORLEANS JAZZ BAND - Springwell Village Hall, Fell Rd., Gateshead NE9 7RP. 0191 4162630. 9pm. £2.
New Orleans style. Featuring Mick Hill on trumpet.
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LINDSAY HANNON PLUS - ASHINGTON JAZZ CLUB - The Elephant, Newbiggin Rd., Ashington. NE63 0SZ. 8pm. £5.
Monthly - Tonight's the night w. top singer and band.
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ZOE GILBY QUARTET - The Witham, 3 Horsemarket, Barnard Castle DL12 8LY. 7.30pm. £8. 01833 631107.
New monthly venue down in the the depths of County Durham for some musical highs. Back on March 25.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Today Looks Good

Lots happening today. Lunchtime has the JAZZ ESQUIRES at the Porthole by North Shields, Ferry Landing. Expect some surprises from the former Squadronaires' drummer.
Down river, Cullercoats' Crescent Club, the here, there and everywhere VIEUX CARRE JAZZMEN are stomping off at 1300 hours. Up at the Lambton Arms atop Eighton Banks, the equally ubiquitous MAINE STREET JAZZMEN and OLIVE tell it like it is.
Tonight it is piano players all round.
The ALAN GLEN TRIO at the Chilli on Chillingham Rd in the leafy Newcastle suburb of Heaton - another unmissable session.
Up the Spine Road to Ashington for the PAUL EDIS TRIO at the Elephant Jazz Club.
Down Hartlepool way the JEREMY McMURRAY QUARTET can be heard at The Causeway.
A veritable bag of sweets.
Lance.

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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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