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Bebop Spoken There

Sonny Rollins: "I work very hard. I wear out suits playing." - (Downbeat May 29, 1969.)

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Bob Brookmeyer: "The group's philosophy? We're saving to buy new uniforms - the ties wore out." - (Crescendo March 1965).

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Today Friday March 24

Afternoon
Rendezvous Jazz - The Black Horse, Front St., Monkseaton, Whitley Bay NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.
Mick Shoulder's Swing Manouche - Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. 1pm. £5. 0300 0269520
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Evening
James Harrison & Caroline Bagley- Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9pm. Free.
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Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7:00pm.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

An Evening with the Barnharts and Friends. Trinity Church, Gosforth.

Anne Barnhart (fl); Jeff Barnhart (pno/vcl); Mike Durham (tpt/vcl); Keith Stephen (gtr/bjo); Derek Fleck (ten/clt); John Hallam Carstairs (bs); Ollie Rillens (dms).
Four Americans last night and another two tonight, made for a tremendous weekend of jazz albeit from different corners of the spectrum.
Anne Barnhart is probably not an out and out jazzer but she is a capable flautist who more than covered the bases in the first set. Jeff, of course, is Fats Waller reincarnated and he recreates the work of the master both pianistically and vocally as well as adding his own larger than life personality.
The second set saw the band augmented with Derek Fleck excelling on tenor and clarinet, Mike Durham - Humph reincarnated - playing a solid lead and throwing in a few vocals to boot.
Keith too had shining moments on both 4 strings and 6 strings with Carstairs and Ollie keeping it altogether.
Splendid!.
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.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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