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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 Tuesday March 28

Jonathan Silk's Fragment Quartet - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £10/£8. JNE/Schmazz gig.
Maine Street Jazzmen - Royal British Legion Club, West Jesmond ave., Newcastle NE2 3EX. 8:30pm. £5.
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
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Northern Monkey Brass Band - The Fox, West End Tce., Hexham NE46 3DB. 9pm.
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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 21, 2011

Tommaso Starace - amended details.

The Gremlins have struck! I inadvertently put the details for the forthcoming Tommaso Starace Quartet concert at the Corner House down for Thursday when in fact it is actually WEDNESDAY MAY 25 - please don't turn up on Thursday!
My apologies for any inconvenience!
The truth is below - come and hear it!
Wednesday May 25, 2011. TOMMASO STARACE QUARTET (Tommaso Starace (alto/sop); Michele di Toro (keys); Will Collier (bs); Chris Nickolls (dms)) - Corner House Hotel, Heaton Rd., Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10/£7 (conc.)/ £4 (students.) 0191 2659602 A Jazz North East promotion.
Seriously though, don't miss this one if you like hard swinging post bop a la Cannonball. Since I acquired his current CD - Blood and Champagne - it has been on the car stereo constantly
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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