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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.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

JNE are Stalling Again.

For those visiting Sage Gateshead this weekend for the Gateshead International Jazz Festival, or are tempted by it, don’t forget that Jazz North East have a stall at which you can visit in-between concerts.  As in previous years, we have a vast hoard of jazz CDs for sale (at sensibly low prices) and a selection of photo-collage posters covering many of the performances we’ve put on in recent years – with three new ones! There’s a ‘2016 Year Poster’ showing many of the fine gigs we’ve seen through 2016, a ‘Going Dutch’ poster  from the All Day session this January at the Lit & Phil, and the finale of last year’s programme  – JNE’s  “Fluid Orchestra” with a large poster to celebrate its rehearsal sessions at The Bridge Hotel and its first performance at The Black Swan. 
So, in between the free music on the Concourse and some of the great bands in concert around Sage Gateshead, please pop over to see the JNE stall, look at the selection of posters and buy a CD or three!
Ken (JNE).

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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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