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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 Thursday August 27

Afternoon.
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - The Millstone, Haddricks Mill Rd., South Gosforth, NE3 1QL. 1:00pm. 0191 2853429. Free.
New Orleans - Tynemouth Metro Station. 1:00pm. Free.
Evening.
Maine Street Jazzmen - Potters Wheel, Sunniside, NE16 5EE.8.30pm. Free.
Tees Hot Club w. guests Ray Dales (alt); Kevin Eland (tpt); Jeff Aucott (pno) - Dorman's, Oxford Rd., Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, TS5 5DT. 01642 823813. 9pm. Free.
Pocket Jazz Orchestra w. Paul Donnelly (gtr) - The Ship, Redmarshall, Stockton. 7:30pm.
Strictly Smokin' Big Band - The Millstone, Haddricks Mill Rd., South Gosforth, NE3 1QL. 7:00pm. 0191 2853429. Free.
Claire Kelly's Farewell Party - Lord Clyde, Shields Rd., Byker, Newcastle. 7pm-11.30pm.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Third Granddaughter for Bobby Carr.

James Carr, son of the legendary trumpet player Bobby Carr who is never far from these pages, reports that his (James') partner Gemma gave birth on May 12 to a baby girl - Lily. If Bobby had still been with us this would have been his third granddaughter.
Congratulations!
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.
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