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Bebop Spoken There

Carla Bley: “Have I ever been pelted? Oh yeah, I've been pelted. In France it was tomatoes, in Italy it was cans and apricot pits or half eaten peaches. That doesn't bother me. I had played the Italian national anthem and was just being irreverent.”(DownBeat August, 1984).
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Bryan Ferry: “Even when I was at school, I used to work in the tailor’s shop on the high street to get my pocket money and I would spend it on records – usually at Windows of the Arcade in Newcastle – or going to the New Orleans Jazz Club.” – (The Journal Culture May 2015).

Today Thursday May 7

Afternoon.
VIEUX CARRE JAZZMEN - The Millstone, Haddricks Mill Rd., South Gosforth, NE3 1QL. 1:00pm. 0191 2853429. FREE.
New Orleans in nice pub with 4 real ales, good food and a banjo!
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Evening.
LINDA SHARROCK GROUP - Black Swan Bar & Venue, 59 Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 1SG. 8pm.£10/£8.
A JNE "Women Make Music" event.
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DEBRA MILNE's JAZZ LATIN GROOVE - Empty Shop, 35c Framwellgate Bridge, Durham. 8pm. £4.
Monthly - Tonight's the night!
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RENDEZVOUS JAZZ - St. Joseph's CMS Club, Birtley. 8.30pm. £3/£2.50.
Classic trad - Tonight's the night!
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MAINE STREET JAZZMEN - Potters Wheel, Sunniside, NE16 5EE.8.30pm. Free.
Good Time jazz with vocals by Olive.
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THE TEES HOT CLUB - Dorman's, Oxford Rd., Linthorpe, Middlesborough, TS5 5DT. 01642 823813. 9pm. Free admission.
Gypsy jazz with guests Ray Dales (alt); Jeff Aucott (pno); Kevin Eland (tpt).
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JAZZ MEETS FOLK - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7.30pm. Free.
Monthly - Tonight's the night!
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STRICTLY SMOKIN' BIG BAND - The Millstone, Haddricks Mill Rd., South Gosforth, NE3 1QL. 7pm. Free.
Monthly - Back on June 4.
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POCKET JAZZ ORCHESTRA - Ship, Church Lane, Redmarshall, Stockton TS21 1EP. 8pm.
Jeremy McMurray, Peter Ayton, Paul Smith, Mark Toomey and guest.
Monthly - Back on June 4.
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POCKET JAZZ ORCHESTRA + GUEST - Catholic Club, Billingham. 7.30pm. £1.
An evening of Jazz and Blues. Monthly - Back May 21.
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INDIGO JAZZ VOICES - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7.30pm. Free.
Monthly, Back May 14.
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PILGRIM STREET SET - Hoochie Coochie, 54 Pilgrim St., Newcastle NE1 6SF. 8pm. Free.
Hard blowing modern. Monthly - Back May 14.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Well done Simon Spillett.

News just in is that Simon Spillett has won the tenor sax category in the 2011 British Jazz Awards.
An article by Simon can be read in the current Jazz UK magazine.
Let's hope this encourages local promoters to book Simon - it's about time his talents were heard in Newcastle.
Lance.
PS: All the winners are listed on LondonJazz.

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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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