Bebop Spoken There
Bobby Watson: “He [Charles McPherson] did some of the stuff on Clint Eastwood's movie [Bird] and no one knew the difference” – (Jazz Times March 1996).
JJ Johnson: “They [jazz listeners] can't be fooled. They're broad-minded enough to want to hear innovation. At the same time, they're too hip to be taken in by false prophets” – (Down Beat May 28, 1970.
Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival Competition
Today Monday May 2
Monday, February 14, 2011
Some Reporters Have Priority Issues - Grammy Awards
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- Jazz is Where You Find It
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- Let's Fall In Love
- A History of Jazz in Newcastle by John Pearce.
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- A chance to relive the Creole Choir of Cuba
- NEJC & Friends Beerdorado Tour - Saturday 5th Feb
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- Jazz Café Jam
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