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Bebop Spoken There

Marian McPartland: "When the Basie band was at Birdland I lived there" - (Melody Maker January 3, 1953). From Colin Aitchison's amazing collection).

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Robert Glasper: “I don’t understand how people can record standards, just play them in a standard fashion then expect people to get excited.” – (Jazzwise August 2015).

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Today Sunday August 30.

Afternoon
Dean Stockdale - Vermont Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. Tel: 0191 233 1010. 2pm- 5pm. Check with hotel for times then check again!
Ralph Keeley (solo piano) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12.30pm. 0191 2399924.
Stanley Blues Festival - Oakey Park, Stanley. DH 9. 12 noon. Free. All-day festival returns – at a new venue – after an eight-year hiatus. Line-up includes Paul Lamb & the King Snakes, the King Bees, No Time For Jive, Struggle Buggy, Johnny Dickinson. Mitch Laddie.
Evening.
Maine Street Jazzmen - Seaton Sluice Social Club. 8:00pm. £3.00.
Mississippi Dreamboats - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7pm (doors). £5.
Pocket Jazz Orchestra - Brasserie 13, Windward Way, Middlesbrough TS2 1QG. 01642 261166. 7.30pm. Free.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Lost Weekend

Well now that the GIJF (was it the 8th or the 9th?) is over it's time to reflect on the coverage we've given this one - all I can say is that, in my opinion, it was AWESOME! Russell, Ann and myself covered just about every concert of note as well as ensuring that the Sage Bar and the bar staff at the Central were kept busy.
I think our coverage this year was second to none and we all deserve a pat on wherever it is we like to be patted!
Lance.

4 comments :

  1. Lance you do an amazing job.

    There are some great pieces from GIJF in there. Nice sensitive writing about the circs Zoe Rahman was playing under. Look forward to hearing more about Olivia Moore. Etc

    I'm sure others will want to do the same - many many congratulations!

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  2. well as a non musician, but an avid music lover, I am proud to be associated with this Blog & endorse everything that has been said about Lance, he does do an amazing job, is passionate about live Jazz in the North East, not only reporting on it accurately ,but attending as many events as his otherwise crowded schedule allows, and from this small voice...well done!
    Liz

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  3. Lance, thank you for the mention of my efforts over the weekend, it's nice to be appreciated. When's the next assignment?

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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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