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Bebop Spoken There

Dizzy Gillespie: “If it's easy it's not worth it.– (Down Beat May 11, 1972).

Richard Davis: “Every musician's wife knows that his instrument comes first. And having to live with that can be a chore (Down Beat May 11, 1972).

Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival Competition

Win a Family Weekend Pass to the UK's most idyllic Jazz festival.
1) In which county is Burton Agnes Hall situated?
2) Which artist appearing at the Festival was described by Christine Tobin as having ‘a wild musical spirit’?
3) Who will close this year’s Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival?
Email your answers to lanceliddle@gmail.com
Competition closes on May 27 so send your entry now.

Today Friday May 6

Afternoon
Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Whitley Bay NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free. 0191 2513928.
Miles Ahead (film) - Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle
Evening
Dave Rae's Levee Ramblers - Community Hall, Albion Tce., Saltburn TS12 1NN. 7:30pm. £10.
Anth Purdy - The Prohibition Bar, Arch 3, Brandling St., Gateshead. 8pm. Free..
Zoe Gilby/Mark Williams - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. 6pm Free. 0191 2331010.
Stone Foundation - Hoochie Coochie, 54 Pilgrim St., Newcastle NE1 6SF. 9pm. £8.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Maine Street Jazzmen (more or less) @ Rosies.

Iain MacAullay (tmb/vcl); Jim McBriarty (clt/vcl); George Richardson (pno); Alan Rudd (bs); Mike Humble (dms); Olive Rudd (vcl). Herbie still sunning it in Turkey, Ray clouding it on on the banks of the Tees, the jazzers of Maine Street were once again depleted. To make matters worse we had Iain on trombone! Don't get me wrong - Iain is a fine trombone player as will be mentioned later but I can never work out how to spell his surname! I've only just come to grips with his first name! Nevertheless, spellings apart, I have to commend him on the fine solo he took on Somebody Loves Me (someone in the audience asked him to be more specific!) it was absolutely spot on. His vocal on that number wasn't bad either. Jim too shone throughout on both clarinet and vox humana whilst George Richardson brings a touch of modernism to the proceedings. Alan and Mike too were solid as ever with a couple of nice bass soloes from the former. Olive slipped in a 'new' one - The Frim Fram Sauce (does anyone know what kind of delicasy the chafaffas are?). Excellent Olive - keep it in the pad! Lance.

2 comments :

  1. Iain's surname is MacAulay

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  2. From Wikipedia - "The Frim Fram Sauce" is best remembered for its silly lyrics. The narrator speaks to a waiter in a restaurant, as if in the process of ordering food. Throughout the song, the customer lists numerous real foods that he doesn't want, such as pork chops and fish cakes. In the chorus, he explains what he really wants: some "frim fram sauce" with the "ossentay" and "chifafa" on the side. Of course, none of these foods really exist, so at the end he gives up and says: "If you don't have it, just bring me a check for the water!"

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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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