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Bebop Spoken There

Cannonball Adderley : "Ornette Coleman is an innovator of the first water. But he is certainly no messiah". - (DownBeat May 26, 1960).
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Randy Brecker: “He [Horace Silver] saved every receipt, and he didn’t pay much; by the end of the week we usually ended up owing him money.” – (Jazz Times March 2015).

Today Saturday March 28.

Afternoon.
- Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club - St. Augustine's, Larchfield St.., Darlington DL3 7TG. 12.30pm. £10.
Classic Jazz. Monthly - Back April 5
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BRUSH UP YOUR LINDY HOP & CHARLESTON - St Mary's Heritage Centre, Oakwellgate, Gateshead NE8 2AU. 1pm. £5.
A Lindy Jazz workshop.
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PLAY JAZZ WORKSHOP - Sage Gateshead. 2pm. £19/£17.
Players of all instruments and levels learn from the masters.First Saturday in the month - Back April 5.
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Evening
STEVE GLENDINNING & PAUL GRAINGER - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9pm. Free.
Guitar and bass duo - nice one...
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JAZZ MACHINE - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8pm. £5.
Globe debut for Pepe Greenaway's hard driving band.
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JAMES HARRISON (Solo piano) - Cherry Tree, 9 Osborne Rd, Jesmond NE2 2AE. 0191 2399924. 7.30pm.
Quality food and music.
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RAY DALES (solo sax) - Hillcarter Hotel , 31 Church St, Hartlepool, TS24 7DH,
Start 7.30pm free admission further details tel. 01429 855800.
New weekly venture down Teesside way.
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STRICTLY SPEAKEASY - St Mary's Heritage Centre, Oakwellgate, Gateshead NE8 2AU. 8pm. £8.
Spring Swing Social.
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RAY STUBBS R 'n' B ALL-STARS - The Schooner, Gateshead. 8.30pm. Free.
Back of Gateshead Stadium Blues Down by the Riverside.
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SINATRA & FRIENDS - Darlington Civic Theatre, Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RR. 7.30pm. £26/£24.
Stephen Triffitt in the title roll celebrating the great man's centenary.
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RUBY TURNER - Arc, Dovecote St., Stockton TS18 1LL. £18.50. 01642 525199.
The Soul Queen tour continues.
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RENDEZVOUS JAZZ - Sandpiper, Cullercoats. 8.30pm £3.
Monthly session featuring Maureen Hall and like minded stompers. Back April 5.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Sean Noonan’s Bourne to Brew @ The Bridge. April 15

Sean Noonan (drums & vocals) & Matthew Bourne (keyboards)
The Bridge Hotel’s audience first visited the weird world of Brooklyn drummer/vocalist Sean Noonan some twelve months ago and this year’s excursion promised more strange tales of landladies and silkies. Once again Noonan drew heavily on his 2010 CD release Set the Hammer Free. Classics – one hearing confers ‘classic’ status – such as the scary Drunkard Landlady and the heroic Legend of John Henry had the audience laughing out loud all the while agog at the brilliant musicianship of Noonan and Matthew Bourne (keyboards). Pecos Bill (howl like a coyote Noonan!) and Silkie from the Sea confirmed what many of us suspected to be the case…Noonan is bonkers!
Resting his larynx, the New Yorker challenged Bourne to a bout of instrumental improv. Last year’s match-up was won, as conceded by Noonan, by Brit Bourne and this re-match couldn’t separate them. Perhaps next time – if agreement can be reached over respective purses – it could be televised live (pay per view?). Sean Noonan in concert is an experience. Get in training now and be ready to take on all Noonan can throw at you. One thing is for certain – Noonan will be up in the mountains right now preparing for his return to the Bridge Hotel. 
A Jazz North East & Splinter presentation. 
Next week’s Splinter session features the Redemption Quartet.
Russell.

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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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