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Bebop Spoken There

Danny Gatton: "I was tired of playing in beer joints. I wanted to do something tangible like building cars. But once you do music it gets into your blood. You can get away from it for awhile but sooner or later it comes back to you." - (Down Beat April 1991).

Tal Farlow: "There were times when I would stop [playing guitar] and do sign painting." - (Downbeat December 5, 1963)

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Today Wednesday August 23

Afternoon
Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
New Orleans Jazz at the Village Hall - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Rd., Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.
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Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. £1. 8pm.
Billy's Acoustic Blues - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free (weekly).
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Hurry! Book now for Woodlawn

New plots have recently been released next to Jazz Corner in Woodlawn Cemetery, NYC  and three quarters of them have already been snapped up. One dyed-in-the-wool fan paid a jazz-cool $10,000 for her spot near to those of Duke, Miles et al.
Meanwhile, in the land of the living jazz musician, Trombone Shorty continues to tour the album – Say That to Say Thisand in doing so continues to speak of the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. TS was one of the lucky ones. He got out of New Orleans, heading  for Houston, making it far as Dallas (the eight hour journey taking him more than twenty hours). He switched on the tv in his hotel room to see friends and neighbours clinging to rooftops. He formed his first band at a young age recruiting his peers…four, five and six year olds!   
Thanks to the BBC World Service for fulfilling its public service jazz broadcasting remit – Weekend for the Woodlawn item (6.05am) and Outlook for interviewing Trombone Shorty (7.32am). Both programmes broadcast August 24 and available for 7 days on BBCiplayer..      
Russell.  

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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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