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Alan Luff: “The general view is that Ella’s songbook recordings are the supreme exemplars of sophistication, fine diction and creative voice in the wide field of popular music.” – (Jazz Journal May 2017).

Steve Voce: “Most of us have been crashed into by cretins who walk along the road absorbed in the screens of their mobile phones.” – (Jazz Journal May 2017).

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Bebop Spoken Here is currently listed at number 22 in the WORLD JAZZ BLOG Rankings!

Today Friday May 26

Afternoon
Harambee Pasadia - See RH Column.
Rendezvous Jazz - The Black Horse, Front St., Monkseaton, Whitley Bay NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.
Paul Wilkinson - St. Nicholas Cathedral, St. Nicholas Square, Newcastle NE1 1PF. 1:05pm. Retiring collection.
Mark Williams/Joel Byrne McCullough - Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. 1pm. £5.
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Evening
Ruth Lambert Quartet - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9pm, £7 (£6 in advance.)
Hand to Mouth (Lindsay Hannon/Bradley Johnston) - High Friars Lane (Tyneside Cinema), Free, al fresco, 8pm. food and drink available.
?????????? - Billy Bootleggers - 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8pm. Free.
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Imelda May - Sage Gateshead. 7pm. £38.20/£27.30 VIP Option £104.
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Strictly Smokin' Big Band - Ushaw College, nr. Durham. 7:30pm. £7.
Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7pm.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Thursday, August 08, 2013

The Buck Starts Here

After  a break of over six years, and two landlords, regular jazz is now back at the Buck Hotel in Reeth, Swaledale.  A number of jazz events have now been organised and the Buck is looking forward to welcoming enthusiasts old and new.
Saturday 24th August   3.30 – 5.30pm   Free Event!
‘Keith Stephen’s  Hot Club Trio with Caroline Irwin’
 Keith Stephen : guitar ,banjo, ukulele, Roly Veitch : guitar,  Bruce Rollo : String Bass: Caroline Irwin :  ukulele and vocals
Playing a wide variety of jazz from the style of Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France to many jazz standards(and a few surprises)
Friday 6th September   8 – 11pm   £10 (inc  Supper)
Frisco Bay Hot Stompers’
Cornet: Harry Long, Cornet: Keith Benson, Trombone: John Crisp: Clarinet, John Bousefield: Clarinet, Dave Reid: Banjo, Sousaphone: Phil Kampen, Drums: Dave Stanley, Piano and Vocals: Kathy Benson.
It’s the King Oliver inspiration with the ‘Frisco sound.  The ‘Stompers’ are led by the legendary Harry Long and play in the Californian West Coast, traditional jazz style, influenced by King Oliver’s 1923 Creole Jazz Band and more recently Lu Watters Yerba Buena Band playing in the unique two cornet lead.
Friday 11th October  8-11pm  £10 (inc. Supper)
‘Frank Brooker’s – Happy Chappies’
Frank Brooker: Reeds, Greg Wadman: Trumpet, Jim Wright: Banjo and Guitar, Rod McNamara: Drums
Frank has played a few times at the Buck previously and has never failed to please with his mastery of the jazz genre that encompasses over 50 years experience.
He is undoubtedly one of the most respected jazz musicians in the north east and with his ‘Happy Chappies’ are sure to give us a high quality evening of music and entertainment.
The Buck Hotel    Reeth    Swaledale  
 01748 884 210         www.buckhotel.co.uk

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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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