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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.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Martin Taylor News.

Just wanted to let you know that Martin will be playing live on Chris Evans' BBC Radio 2 show tomorrow morning (1st June) from 6.30am-9.30am. Jeff Beck said to Chris Evans about having Martin on the show because he was the 'best guitarist in the world'. If you go to the Martin Taylor Facebook page you can suggest a tune for Martin to play on the show. You can also listen to the show at You can also catch Martin playing live in the UK over the next two weeks at: Arts Centre - Alnwick. Wed Jun 01 11 07:00 PM.
Ropery Hall, The Ropewalk - Barton upon Humber - solo. Thu Jun 02 11 07:30 PM.
The Lemon Tree - Aberdeen - Martin Taylor & Alison Burns. Fri Jun 03 11 07:30 PM
THE GALA THEATRE - Durham, - Martin Taylor Solo.Thu Jun 09 11 07:30 PM.
The Forge at The Anvil - Basingstoke, - Martin Taylor Solo Fri Jun 10 11 07:30 PM.
Wiltshire Jazz Festival - Martin Taylor's Spirit of Django Sat Jun 11 11 07:30 PM. Thanks The team at

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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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