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Bebop Spoken There

Danny Gatton: "I was tired of playing in beer joints. I wanted to do something tangible like building cars. But once you do music it gets into your blood. You can get away from it for awhile but sooner or later it comes back to you." - (Down Beat April 1991).

Tal Farlow: "There were times when I would stop [playing guitar] and do sign painting." - (Downbeat December 5, 1963)

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Today Wednesday August 23

Afternoon
Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
New Orleans Jazz at the Village Hall - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Rd., Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.
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Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. £1. 8pm.
Billy's Acoustic Blues - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free (weekly).
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Friday, May 31, 2013

CD Launch. Dan Nicholls - Ruins. The Vortex June 1, 2013.

Dan Nicholls – Rhodes and Wurlitzer pianos, organ, tapes, Roland Sh-101; Kit Downes – organ; Shabaka Hutchings – bass clarinet; James Allsopp – tenor saxophone/clarinet; Dave Smith – drums; Tom Challenger – alto clarinet (tracks 1+2)
From the Press Release.
Dan Nicholls' Ruins is a genre-bending new album utilising production values from avant-electronica with the energy and groove of the downtown New York creative music scene. Featuring an ensemble comprising some of the UK's most original and progressive new musical thinkers, the music – with its accompanying video/animation stills and words – represents a cohesive and strongly individual project which challenges motives for music-making and provides the listener with a highly immersive experience.
Making striking use of tapes, sampling and field recordings, this album is a departure from normality: a commentary on the digital age and the stylisation of Western mass media which takes its inspiration as much from specific imagery and global events as from the wide range of artistic experience drawn upon by each musician.
Dan Nicholls - Ruins (Loop Records - Loop1017) is launched at The Vortex June 1, 2013 (tomorrow).


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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.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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