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Bebop Spoken There

Artie Shaw: “I'm not interested in giving people what they want--I'm interested in making music.” – (DownBeat October 15, 1939).

Jason Marsalis: “There's so many places that this music can go and there's a lot yet to be discovered.'” – (DownBeat April 2018)

Today Saturday March 17


Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas @ Sunderland Empire, High St West, Sunderland SR1 3EX. 2:30pm. Featuring Rat Pack Big Band & Burrelli Sisters.


KOAN 7 - the Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:00pm. £5.00. (£4.00. concs). ‘Form and Space’ ‘An evening of free improvisation and original composition’. Line-up includes John Pope (solo improvised set).

Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas @ Sunderland Empire, High St West, Sunderland SR1 3EX. 7:30pm. Featuring Rat Pack Big Band & Burrelli Sisters.

Boys of Brass - Brandling Villa, Haddricks Mill Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1QL. 9:00pm. Free.

Ben Cipolla - Great Broughton Village Hall, Ingleby Road, Great Broughton, Cleveland TS9 7ER. 7:30pm. Tickets: £12.50 from 01642 712176.

Gilded Thieves - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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st of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The End of The World is Nigh.

I've just heard that The World is due to end at midnight tonight - bloody short notice don't you think?
I've got to act fast and play all my favourite discs and read all my books and drink those cans in the fridge. Sorry Duke but Newport '56 is out - your Mr Gonsalves just went on too long. I've started with Cannonball and the Poll-Winners, poured a can of Abbot and opened Vic Ash's autobiog. The Atomic Mr Basie next - Li'l Darlin's too slow I'll play it at 45 rpm and open a bottle of Bud. I'll read W.R. Burnett's The Asphalt Jungle with one hand and Chandler's The Big Sleep with the other to the accompaniment of Sonny Criss and a glass of Chardonnay.
You've got the idea - I'm working through the alphabet.
Daryl Sherman singing Johnny Mercer - what a way to go! Listening to Daryl singing Mercer's words is enough so I'll pass on Charlie Dickins and have a Dubonnet.
Harry Edison at The Haig - always loved that 10" LP - times running out I'll have to move up to 78 rpm, drink shorts and read concise versions of War and Peace and Encyclopedia Brittanica.
There's a knock at the door - is it the Grim Reaper himself calling to deal with me personally?
No, it's my next door but two neighbour who assures me the World isn't going to end for at least another week. Well this guy knows everything so maybe I will get to The Jazz Café and The Bridge tomorrow night as well as Marianne Faithfull at The Sage on Monday - you win some you lose some!

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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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