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Bebop Spoken There

Howlin' Wolf: “He [Charlie Patton] was a nice guy, but he just loved the bottle--like all the rest of the musicians. He was a great drinker.” – (DownBeat December 16, 1967).

Frank Zappa: “Those kids [US students] wouldn't know music if it came up and bit 'em on the ass.” – (DownBeat October 3, 1969).

Today Wednesday April 25

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8:00pm. £1.00. (Upstairs).

Jam Session - Dun Cow, Brandling Village, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 4RS. 8:00pm. Free.

The Village Hall New Orleans Band - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm £3.00.

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

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

Monday, September 02, 2013

Lindsay Hannon Plus @ The Cherry Tree, Jesmond.

Lindsay Hannon (vcl); James Harrison (pno); John Pope (bs); Rob Walker (dms).
(Review by Lance).
There Will Never be Another You sang Lindsay ably assisted by Messrs Harrison, Pope and Walker. A good start with our girl in fine voice.
The Bang Bang Chicken with peanut, chilli and lime from the new a la carte menu was also rather tasty. The new menu offers a far wider choice than the old one and currently has 20% shaved off the price. I can't Escape From You, Secret Love and Joni Mitchell's The Hissing of the  Summer Winds kept things cooking on the stand whilst on my plate I tucked in to Crispy Confit of Duck, sauté potatoes, frisee salad and smoked duck lardons.
Don't Get Around Much Anymore, sang Lindsay. This was followed by Comes Love or, in my case, Eton Mess in a brandy snap basket. Both were delicious - They Can't Take That Away From me which Lindsay just happened to be singing. Old Fashioned Hat followed and the set closed with Herbie Hancock's What if I Don't?
Circumstances decreed I missed the second set which may have been even better.
I don't know if it was the lighting or has John Pope suddenly become a blonde? If so he's the best blonde bassist around. James and Rob need no introduction their qualities have been extolled many times whilst Lindsay is singing as well as ever.
Lance.

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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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