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Bebop Spoken There

Frank Sinatra: "Suddenly, on the jukebox comes my recording of 'One For My Baby' and John Wayne turned to me and said 'What the hell do you listen to when you're alone at three o'clock in the morning?'" – (Booklet notes to Capitol CD Ultimate Sinatra)

Booker Ervin: "Every time I play, I try to play as if it's the last time I'm ever going to blow." – (Melody Maker, January 30, 1965).

Above quotes unearthed by Simon Spillett.

Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival Competition

Win a Family Weekend Pass to the UK's most idyllic Jazz festival. (July 1 - 3, 2016.)
1) In which county is Burton Agnes Hall situated?
2) Which artist appearing at the Festival was described by Christine Tobin as having ‘a wild musical spirit’?
3) Who will close this year’s Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival?
Email your answers to lanceliddle@gmail.com.
Competion is still open so enter to win a prize worth £283 and have a great weekend!
CLOSING DATE MAY 27!
Programme Details.

Today Tuesday May 24

Afternoon
Mosaic Jazz (Playing a celebration of American music) - Bell and Bucket, 37 Norfolk St, North Shields, Tyne and Wear NE30 1NQ. 1pm. Free.
Evening.
Play More Jazz w. Steve Glendinning - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. 10-week course 3/10. (£140 (£125 for Jazz Coop shareholders).
Charles Gordon/Ken Hewitt Trio - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 7.30-10pm. Free.
The Exiles of Jazz - The Fox, Hexham. 8:30pm.
Gavin Lee’s Dixieland Band - New Inn, 29 Church St., Durham. DH1 3DN. 9pm. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Some updates


A music student at Newcastle University, I occasionally find myself on Bebop Spoken Here - a good place to find out what musical occurrences are going on in the North East!
A few weeks ago, I noticed that Bebop Spoken Here had been at the Sound '12 Festival at the Sage, Gateshead and heard Newcastle University Sax Quartet. I thought I'd let you know that we are putting on our own concert next week on Saturday 28th of April at Live Theatre, and are playing two sets including some numbers with drums and vocals. If anybody fancied checking us out again then it'd be lovely to see you there.
Furthermore, I am also involved in another ensemble who played in the evening at Sound '12. Taupe are an original jazz trio, taking rhythmic patterned influences from the likes of Meshuggah and Dave Brubeck and seeing what happens. If this sounds like something you'd be interested in then we're playing this coming Thursday (for free!) at Bar Loco, near St James' Park. We'd probably be on around half ten but the 'Blue Rinse' evening we're part of are always a truly eclectic and interesting evening of music.
It'd be great if you could make it along to either of these, and in the meantime best wished for the continued success of the blog.
Jamie Stockbridge

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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.)
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