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Bebop Spoken There

Carla Bley: “Have I ever been pelted? Oh yeah, I've been pelted. In France it was tomatoes, in Italy it was cans and apricot pits or half eaten peaches. That doesn't bother me. I had played the Italian national anthem and was just being irreverent.”(DownBeat August, 1984).
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Bryan Ferry: “Even when I was at school, I used to work in the tailor’s shop on the high street to get my pocket money and I would spend it on records – usually at Windows of the Arcade in Newcastle – or going to the New Orleans Jazz Club.” – (The Journal Culture May 2015).

Today Wednesday May 6

Afternoon
VIEUX CARRE JAZZMEN - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
New Orleans Jazz. Raffles, and a jolly afternoon.
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JAZZ ESQUIRES - Magnesia Bank, Camden St., North Shields NE30 1NH. 1pm. Free.
Swinging mainstream band.
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Evening.
TAKE IT TO THE BRIDGE JAZZ WORKSHOP - The Chillingham, Chillingham Rd., Heaton. 8:30pm. £1.
Dave and co welcome all-comers .
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YUYA HONAMI TRIO - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2AE. 0191 2399924. 7.00pm.
Impressive young drummer with the equally impressive Peter Gilligan (pno) and John Pope (bs). NOTE THE EARLIER START!
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CANCELLED!!!!!!!!!ZOE GILBY QUARTET - Ashington Jazz Club @ The Elephant, Newbiggin Rd., Ashington. NE63 0SZ. 8pm. £5.
CANCELLED!!!!!!!!!!!!
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LEVEE RAMBLERS NEW ORLEANS JAZZ BAND - Springwell Village Hall, Fell Rd., Gateshead NE9 7RP. 0191 4162630. 9pm. £2.
New Orleans style. Nobody does it better than these veteran stompers!
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JAZZ AT THE BAY- Cleveland Bay pub, 718 Yarm Rd., Eaglescliffe, TS16 0JE 01642 780275. 9pm.
The Teesside Hot Club swinging at the Bay w. BRIAN DALES (gtr).
Fortnightly - Tonight's the night!
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- Witham Hall, Barnard Castle. 7.30pm. £10/£8.
Back on May 27 w. Sue Ferris Trio (£8).

Friday, May 13, 2011

HOT ANTIC JAZZ BAND Weekend starting tonight

The big event for classic jazz fans this weekend is three gigs by the French ensemble the Hot Antic Jazz Band who play tonight at Gateshead British Legion, Coatsworth Rd., Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Tomorrow lunchtime they are at Darlington Arts Centre, Vane Tce., Darlington. 12:30pm.
Saturday night they are at the Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields. 8:00pm.
Whichever gig you choose an enjoyable time will be had by all - mais oui!
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.)
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