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Bebop Spoken There

Mundell Lowe: “...we also had to play for a floor show, which consisted of girls dancing--some of 'em were dressed, some of 'em were not so dressed.” – (Crescendo September 1974).

Philip Larkin: "It's marvelous background music if you can find the foreground" - (Daily Telegraph April 17, 1969).

Today Sunday November 29

Steve Glendinning (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12.30pm. 0191 2399924.
Musicians Unlimited - Park Inn, 82 Park Rd., Hartlepool TS26 9LN. Doors 12 noon.
Alix Shepherd (Solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle. 2:00pm.
Gala Big Band - Town Hall, Market Place, Durham DH1 3NJ. 7:30pm. 03000 267200.
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. Doors 7pm. £5.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Tommorrow - an Evening of Contrast

If you like your Jazz to be On The Outside then tomorrow night you will be heading for the Bridge Hotel where the Mikolaj Trzaska Trio are presented in concert by the OTO Wing of Jazz North East in conjunction with Splinter @ the Bridge.
Polish saxophonist Trzaska is backed by Olie Brice (bs) and Mark Sanders (dms). 8:00pm £7/£5.
However, if your tastes are more On The Inside then The Sage is the place to be for Django Bates' Beloved Bird project.
Pianist Django, along with Peter Eldh (bs) and Peter Bruun (dms), pays tribute to the immortal Charlie Parker with his re-working of such bebop classics as Hot House, Billie's Bounce, My Little Suede Shoes etc. - this is the one!
8:00pm. Hall Two. £16.50/£7.50.

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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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