Bebop Spoken There
Marian McPartland: "When the Basie band was at Birdland I lived there" - (Melody Maker January 3, 1953). From Colin Aitchison's amazing collection).
Robert Glasper: “I don’t understand how people can record standards, just play them in a standard fashion then expect people to get excited.” – (Jazzwise August 2015).
Today Friday August 28
Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front St, Monkseaton. 1pm. Free.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
The Budtones @The Jazz Cafe - Saturday 28th May
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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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