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Bebop Spoken There

Jackie McLean: “I can't understand British audiences. In Britain there doesn't seem to be any curiosity." (Melody Maker, April 1, 1961).

Charles Mingus: "It seems to me that if our records were not issued in Britain, the British cats would have to think for themselves" (Jazz News, July 26th 1961)

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Today Tuesday July 25

Evening
Misha Mullov-Abbado Sextet - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane NE25 5DW. 8pm. Free.
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. £10 & £8. JNE gig.
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Maine Street Jazzmen - Royal British Legion Club, West Jesmond Ave., Newcastle NE2 3EX. 8:30pm. £5.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ashington News

Keith Stephen's Hot Club Trio returns to Ashington Jazz Club on June 1st. The band was formed in 2003 and consists of two guitarists, Keith Stephen and Roly Veitch along with Bruce Rollo on double bass. Vocalist Caroline Irwin also plays ukulele as well as a number of other instruments. This popular group last performed at the club in November 2010 without Caroline who did not appear then due to illness. They play a wide variety of music based initially on the style of Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France, but also encompassing a large repertoire of jazz standards, several gypsy waltzes and some more modern 1950s pop tunes. The combination of instruments creates a sound that is nostalgic and totally enjoyable. The concert starts at 8:30 pm in the upstairs function room at the Elephant public house in North Seaton Road Ashington.
John Taylor

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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.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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