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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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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Maine Street Jazzmen @ Rosie Malone's

Olive Rudd (vcls); Ray Harley (tpt); Jim McBriarty (clt/alt/vcl); Iain MacAulay (tmb); George Richardson (pno); Alan Rudd (bs); Mike Humble (dms).
Another afternoon at 'Eddie Condon's' - okay I exagerate and there ain't no guitar. There rarely was at Condons either! What I'm saying is that you'll never find another bar in South Shields that replicates the Condon brand of Dixie so authentically.
Ray Harley was back on trumpet and it has to be said he makes every note count in his solos. Likewise Jimmy Mack who, not only announced, sang, played clarinet and alto but, also smiled (he may deny it!). Iain was high in the smiles dept and he blew some nice trombone. George Richardson played a lovely intro that was perhaps worthy of more than Big Butter and Egg Man. Alan Rudd and Mike Humble did the biz whilst Olive exercised her vocal chords beautifully on the old Bix/Trumbaeur number Singin' The Blues. Olive was in a swinging mood imploring the band to Swing That Music which they dutifully did!
Lance.
PS: Mike Humble tells me his own band Sax Cymbals are at Rosie's on Saturday June 4. 60's pop and funk with keys, sax, gtr, bs, dms..

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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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