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Bebop Spoken There

Jackie McLean: “I can't understand British audiences. In Britain there doesn't seem to be any curiosity." (Melody Maker, April 1, 1961).

Charles Mingus: "It seems to me that if our records were not issued in Britain, the British cats would have to think for themselves" (Jazz News, July 26th 1961)

Archives.

Today Thursday July 27

Afternoon
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Rd., nr. Newcastle NE27 0DA. 1:oopm. Free.
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Tyne Valley Jazzmen - No 1 Champagne Bar, 1 Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL4 7 NJ 12:30pm. Free.
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Evening.
Strictly Smokin' Big Band - The Millstone, Haddricks Mill Rd., South Gosforth NE3 3DB. 7pm. Cancelled for pub refurbishment. Back August 31.
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Alter Ego - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8pm. £5.
Jo Harrop & Paul Edis - The Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm
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Maine Street Jazzmen - Potter's Wheel, Sunniside NE16 5EE, 8:30pm. Free.
Ray Johnson & Richard Herdman - Prohibition Bar, Arch 3, Brandling St., Gateshead NE2 2BA. 8pm. Free.
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Paul Skerritt Band - The Pennyweight, Bakehouse Hill, Darlington DL1 5QA. 9pm. Free.
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Tees Hot Club w. Kevin Eland (tpt); Donna Hewitt (alto); Graham Thompson (keys); Mark Hawkins (drums) - Dormans, Oxford Rd., Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Free. 9pm.
Pocket Jazz Orchestra "Jazz & Tapas" - No 60, Arc, Dovecote St., Stockton TS18 1LL 7pm. £10.
New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton TS18 4AW. 8:30pm.01642 678129.
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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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