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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.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Newcastle on Sunday - who needs New York? (Bobby Darin reference)*

How's this for a super Sunday? Lunch at the Cherry Tree Restaurant in Jesmond where a pianist - probably Jack Cowan - provides a jazzy background to the superb cuisine. Take a leisurely stroll - or a bus or a Metro into 'The Toon' for the Jam Session at the Jazz Café. It kicks off mid-afternoon with Pete Gilligan on piano and a whole host of players queing up to jam. Around 7-7:30pm, take a leisurely stagger across to the Bridge Hotel where the Sunday evening Splinter @ the Bridge series commences its winter season of concerts. The Mark Williams Trio are this week's band. Indeed it is within the realms of possibilty that Mark could show at all three venues!
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.
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.)
PS:I don't care what your political views are - you can love or hate Cameron, Clegg, Milliband, Farage, Genghis Khan or Julius Caesar - just don't air them here!
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