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Bebop Spoken There

Mundell Lowe: “...we also had to play for a floor show, which consisted of girls dancing--some of 'em were dressed, some of 'em were not so dressed.” – (Crescendo September 1974).

Betty Bennett: “I've never sung "Funny Valentine"--my only claim to fame.” – (Crescendo September 1974).

Today Wednesday December 2

Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
Jazz Esquires - Magnesia Bank, Camden St., North Shields NE30 1NH. 1pm. Free.
BABMUS (BA & BMus students cross course band) - Sage Gateshead. 1pm.
Mark Williams - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2AE. 0191 2399924. 7.00pm.
Alan Glen Trio/Take it to the Bridge Jazz Workshop - |The Chillingham, Chillingham Rd., Heaton. 8:00pm. £1.
Dave Rae’s Levee Ramblers - Springwell Village Hall, Fell Rd., Gateshead NE9 7RP. 0191 4162630. 9pm. £2.
Tees Hot Club - Cleveland Bay, Eaglescliffe. 9pm. Free.
Jools Holland's R & B Orchestra - City Hall, Newcastle. £36/£29.50. 7:30pm.

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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