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Bebop Spoken There

Eubie Blake: “He [Willie The Lion Smith] played some tricky rhythms, if he'd seen them written down, he'd have said "Oh I couldn't play that", but he played them!” – (DownBeat May 24, 1973).

Mel Lewis: “They [kids] think the word "technique" means speed. The word "technique" just means the way you do something, that's all.” – (DownBeat July 19. 1973).

Today Saturday April 21


Afternoon

Tees Valley Jazzmen - Hardwick Arms Hotel, 1 North End, Sedgefield TS21 2AZ. Tel: 01740 622305. 1:30pm. Free.

Evening


Pocket Dragon - Empty Shop, 35c Framwellgate Bridge, Durham. DH1 4SJ. 7:30pm. £7.00. (£5.00. advance).

Ubunye - BURC, Main Street, Spittal TD15 1RD. Tel: 07752 403409. 7:30pm. £8.00. (£5.00. child, £22.00. family).


Groove-a-matics @ Magnesia Bank, Camden Street, North Shields NE30 1NH. 9:00pm. Free.

The Hookahs - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson Street, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

To the be
st of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Friday, May 03, 2013

Fiddles on Fire - Preview: Tim Kliphuis Trio - The Gypsy Seasons.

Tim Kliphuis Trio - The Gypsy Seasons @ The Sage Gateshead. May 4, 2013
The Sage Gateshead’s Fiddle on Fire Festival includes a performance and workshops by the world class violinist Tim Kliphuis. Classically trained, it was gypsy jazz that first enthralled the Dutchman. He has subsequently toured the world as a Hot Club specialist and this visit to the Sage sees him in the company of virtuoso guitarist Nigel Clark and bassist Roy Percy. Glaswegian Clark is equally at him playing pop (Hue & Cry) or as accompanist to jazz singer Carol Kidd. Percy has worked with the best of them - clarinettist Evan Christopher (a knock out at the Sage a few years ago), Bob Barnard and Marty Grosz to name but three and he is no stranger to Scottish country dance bands or rock-a-billy outfits. 
Kliphuis is a keen educator and there will be two opportunities during the day to participate in a workshop. Up for a Challenge is for those 14 years and above (12:15-1:30 pm) and First Steps: Welcome to Gypsy Jazz (3:00-4:15 pm) should serve as a welcome introduction to the art. For details contact the Sage box office: 0191 443 4666.      
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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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Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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