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Bebop Spoken There

Richard Rodney Bennett: "I have to will myself into symphonic music, but jazz - I just jump joyfully in." - (Crescendo, July 1982).
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Laura Jurd “I’ve been making things up on the piano for as long as I can remember.” – (Jazzwise February 2015).

Today Sunday February 1

Afternoon
MUSICIANS UNLIMITED BIG BAND - Park Inn, Park Rd., Hartlepool TS26 9HU. Free. 1pm.
Long established big band session on Teesside
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BRADLEY JOHNSTON (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2AE. 0191 2399924. 1pm.
Quality food and great solo jazz.
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SMOKIN' SPITFIRES - - The Cluny, Lime St., Ouseburn, Newcastle. 12.30pm. £6.50.
Charity fundraiser for the Bubble Foundation.
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WHIPLASH - Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim St., Newcastle NE1
Much publicised film about an aspiring drummer and his tyrant of a teacher. More details.
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COMBO GIG - The Forum, Darlington. 5.30pm - Band 6pm.
Back on Feb 8 .
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MORE JAM - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 3pm. Free.
C'mon and blow! Monthly, Back on Feb. 22.
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? - Saltburn Conservative Club, Saltburn by the Sea. 2-5pm. £3.
New Sunday afternoon venture down in sunny Saltburn. Also happy hour 3pm-5pm beer/lager £2 a pint!
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AM JAM - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 3pm.
The AM (amateur) may attract the less talented and deter the more discerning listener. Hopefully not and should instead be regarded as a chance to spot and encourage the stars of the future. Monthly, back Feb. 8.
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Evening.
VIEUX CARRE JAZZMEN - Red House Pub and Farm, Hepscott Dr., Whitley Bay NE25 9XJ.
Monthly - Tonight's the night!.
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No gig this week - Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. £6. 8pm.
Back on Feb. 22 w. PAUL BAXTER BAND.
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MAINE STREET JAZZMEN - Seaton Sluice Social Club. 8pm. £3.
Monthly - back in February!
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Black Bull, Bridge St., Blaydon NE21 4JJ. 8pm £5.
Back March 15, 2015 with SSBB!.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Billie Holiday - P.S. I Love You

10 comments :

  1. Thought this would make an alternative Valentine's Day song - I think it's one of the greatest love songs ever but we all have our favourites - let's hear about them.

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  2. Nice - she even makes that terrible line: "I burnt a hole in the dining room table" sound convincing! Apart from that it's a great, poignant, song. I also love the version by Mary Ann McCall with Woody Herman's 1946 (I think without checking...) Herd, which has a great arrangement, and some excellent alto by Woodrow.

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  3. That's the line that makes the song - lifts it out of the ordinary! Yes Woody's version with Mary Ann was also excellent.

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    1. well Lance, you know my choice " My one and only love!
      Liz

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  4. You Go To My Head, & Save Your Love For Me is a current favourite..

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    1. Ooh is that the Nancy Wilson and Cannonball version of Save Your Love for Me? I nearly said the same one to Lance until something a bit folksier popped into my head.

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  5. There are any amount of swing, soul and Brazilian songs that I might have gone for but this is pretty close to my ideal Valentine song - right in the gaps between folk and jazz. And in French - what better?. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-KBHnTsO-g

    "au jardin d'amour" pierre bensusan @ the new varsity
    www.youtube.com
    early eighties

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  6. I'm 10 minutes out of Valentines day with this suggestion, but I like 'You'd be so nice to Come Home to'
    Ann Alex

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  7. Sorry Lance! Missed seeing your message until just now! I have so many! My Romance, But Beautiful, Lush Life (not really a love song, but...love it anyway!).
    So many more...

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  8. When I Fall in Love is my fave by far.

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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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