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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 Friday April 27

Afternoon

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Roly Veitch with Paul Edis Trio - St Cuthbert’s Centre, Church Hill, Crook DL15 3DN. Tel: 01388 762724. 7:30pm. £7.00.

Rendezvous Jazz - Riverdale Hall Country House Hotel, Bellingham NE48 2JT. Tel: 01434 435402. Two day event (Friday and Saturday). Coach to/from Tyneside, most seats booked.

Groove-a-matics - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7pm.

Hand to Mouth: Lindsay Hannon & Bradley Johnston - Matfen Hall Hotel, Matfen Village, Northumberland NE20 0RH. Tel: 01661 886500. Time TBC.

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

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Ten Favourite UK CDs of 2016
















(In alphabetical order)
Andy Schumm/Enrico Tomasso - When Louis Met Bix.
Ben Crosland Quintet - The Ray Davies Songbook.
Chris Ingham Quartet - Dudley.
Kansas Smitty's House Band Live.
Mike Westbrook & co. - The Uncommon Orchestra: A Bigger Show.
Nigel Price Organ Trio - Heads and Tales.
Pete Horsfall - How Can we Know.
Preston Glasgow Lowe.
Remi Harris - In on the 2.
Tom Harrison  Unfolding in Tempo.
Lance.
PS: No doubt our readers and reviewers will have their own lists. Also, I'll be drawing attention to CDs from Over There as well as vocals and reissues from both sides of the pond.

1 comment :

Steve T said...

Fraid I'm not as organised as Lance so this ten is from all over. I've got the Nigel Price but haven't had a chance to listen yet.

JD Allen - Americana.
Bad Plus - It's Hard.
William Bell - This is where I Live.
Dejohnette, Ravi Coltrane, Mathew Garrison - In Movement.
Tim Garland - One.
Kenny Garrett - Do Your Dance.
Impossible Gentleman - Lets Get Deluxe.
Kandace Springs - Soul Eyes.
Tasha Taylor - Honey for the Biscuit.
Miroslav Vitous - Remembering Weather Report.

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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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