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Victor Feldman: "The teacher said he couldn't teach me anymore. That was when I was seven." - Downbeat June 8, 1961.

Christian McBride: "He [Horace Silver] was the whole package" – (Downbeat September 2014).

Today Monday January 22

Afternoon.

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Whitley Bay Classic Jazz Party 2011

Day One saw Derek Fleck and myself, carefully supervised by Mrs Fleck a.k.a Grupenfuhrer Alice dishing out weekend passes to a truly cosmopolitan collection of musicians and fans. English was far from being the native tongue - there was even a gentleman from Japan - amongst this convivial bunch!
Mike Durham has to be congratulated on creating such a successful follow up to the late Whitley Bay Jazz Festival as ticket sales were close to capacity.
This didn't leave much time for actually listening as, after my Steward duties were over I had to return to the Domestic Front. However, I did manage to catch some Hot Antic, the French band being augmented on this occasion by Mike Durham, himself, on trumpet and vocals (in English), Kristoffer Kompen (trombone) and vibes wizard Raymond Graisier on, wait for it, washboard!
It was a fine example of classic jazz and the perfect start to what looks to be a grand weekend.
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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