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Bebop Spoken There

Artie Shaw: “I'm not interested in giving people what they want--I'm interested in making music.” – (DownBeat October 15, 1939).

Jason Marsalis: “There's so many places that this music can go and there's a lot yet to be discovered.'” – (DownBeat April 2018)

Today Sunday March 18


Musicians Unlimited - Park Inn, Park Road, Hartlepool TS26 9HU. Tel: 01429 233126. 12 noon. Free.

Jason Isaacs & the Ambassadors of Swing - Hoochie Coochie, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6SF. Tel: 0191 222 0130. 5:30pm (doors 4:00pm). £16.00.

Revolutionaires - Tyne Bar, Maling St, Newcastle NE6 1LP. 3pm. Free.

Somethin’ Blue - Vesuvio, 3a Houndgate, Darlington DL1 5RL. 5:00pm. Tel: 01325 788564. Matt Case (saxophone) & Mike Hepple (guitar).


POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER! Zoë Gilby Quartet - Black Bull, Bridge Street, Blaydon NE21 4JJ. 8:00pm. £5.00. Rescheduled August 19.

Alter Ego - The Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £5.00.

Bradley Johnston - The Fire Station, High Street West, Sunderland SR1 3DT. Tel: 0191 594 7241. 6:00pm. Free. New weekly residency.

Gypsy Dave Smith - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

CD/Gig of the Year Choices

Gig of the Year
Hugh Cochrane: . The Impossible Gentlemen @ Zefferelli's, Ambleside
Ken Drew Marian Crispell & Raymond McDonald @ N'cle Uni.

Arun Ghosh @ Sage Gateshead

Laura Jurd/Paul Dunmall (jt)
Tony Eales Igor Butman - Moscow Jazz Orchestra @ Wigan Jazz Festival

Bobby Shew & LA Big Band @ LA Jazz Festival

Tommy Smith & SNJO Play Stan Kenton @ Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
Chris Finch Trilok Gurtu, Paolo Fresu, Omar Sosa @ Sage Gateshead
Flore David Sanborn/Bob James @ Barbican (London Jazz Festival)
Steve Horowitz Arun Ghosh @ Sage Gateshead

Ollie Howell Quintet @ The Bridge, Newcastle

Courtney Pine @ Hoochie Coochie
Kath Jobes Lindsay Hannon Plus @ Sage Gateshead
Lance Keith Crombie Funeral/Wake @ Town Walls, Newcastle

Emma Fisk @ Whitley Bay Classic Jazz Party

Cecile McLorin Salvant & Daryl Sherman @ Whitley Bay Classic Jazz Party
Liz Michael Bublé @ O2
John Taylor Martin Stephenson/Martin Taylor @ Ashington Festival
Roly Veitch Graeme Wilson Quartet @ Lit and Phil

CD of the Year
Hugh Cochrane: . The Impossible Gentlemen – Recognised Aliens
Tony Eales Igor Butman - Scheherazade Tales

Tommy Smith & SNJO – In the Spirit of Duke

Zoe Gilby – Twelve Stories
Steve Horowitz John Escreet – Sabotage & Celebration

World Service Project – Fire in the Pet Shop

Foreign Motion – In Flight
Kath Jobes Zoe Gilby – Twelve Stories
Lance Buck Clayton Legacy Band – Claytonia

Cecile McLorin Salvant – Woman Child

Tommy Smith & SNJO – In the Spirit of Duke
Debra Milne Cecile McLorin Salvant – Woman Child

Lauren Kinsella & Thought Fox – My Guess
John Taylor Clare Teal – Jing-Jing-A-Ling
Roly Veitch Ed Bickert & Don Thompson – At The Garden Party


Lance said...

Thanks go to those who found time to click a few buttons...

Daryl Sherman (on F/b) said...

Happy new Year Lance-a Lot! Wishing you a healthy harmonious 2014. Hope to see you again before long.

Debra Milne said...

Happy New Year Lance & keep up the good work. My favourite gig of 2013 was Gwilym Simcock at Zefferelli's in Ambleside in August. Fantastic music from a top man in an intimate, friendly venue.

Emma Fisk said...

Just seen your gig choices Lance - thanks!

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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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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.)
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