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Bebop Spoken There

Les Paul: "Okay so you make great sounds. The people you're playing for, they work all day, they don't go to music schools and study harmony. They pay their dough, they come in, they listen. If they don't understand what you're doing, they walk out. What are you supposed to do, tie 'em with a rope whilst you explain you're playing great music?" - (Down Beat June 15, 1951).

Jack Perciful: "Unless you're playing somewhere like Carnegie Hall, in the States, the piano is the last thing they buy. When they've got ten dollars left over they go buy a piano." - (Crescendo October 1971.)

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Sunday May 28

Afternoon.
Harambee Pasadia - See RH Column.
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Mark Williams (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12:30pm. Free.
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Northumberland Park, Tynemouth Rd., Tynemouth NE30 2HA. 3pm. Free.
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Blues @ The Bay - Tanner Smith's 17-19 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RE, 0191 2525941. 4pm. Free. Blues jam w. Scott Wall & Charlie Philp.
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Musicians Unlimited - Park Hotel, Park Rd., Hartlepool TS26 9HU. 01249 233126.1pm. Free.
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Evening
Cancelled! Young Musicians Jam Session - Quakerhouse, Mechanics' Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. 6pm. Cancelled!
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Billy Bootleggers All Star House Band w. Teresa Watson - Billy Bootleggers - 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Tom-Mix @ Side Café, Newcastle.

Mark Hanslip (reeds), Olie Brice (double bass), Tony Marsh (drums). Last night, well before sundown, Tom-Mix rode into town on a steaming summer's evening to be greeted by an audience more the size of a posse than a division of the US cavalry. Mark Hanslip, a youthful, paid-up member of the LOOP Collective, played some well-structured and at times lyrical tenor saxophone; any reference to Sonny Rollins should not be dismissed. Bassist Olie Brice in tandem with free jazz percussion veteran Tony Marsh powered the unit with no little enthusiasm. The two-set performance featured all three musicians with little in the way of a time-out being taken by one or other. Marsh, a master of his craft, encouraged a democratic approach with the two young gunslingers being anything but hired-hands. The gig was another in Jazz North East's 'On the Outside' programme. It was filmed and can be viewed on line shortly (poss. Sunday) at www.musicfilmbroth.com . The next installment of On the Outside is at the Star and Shadow Cinema on 27th September. Gannets, a quintet of UK improvisers, share the bill with a screening of Shirley Clarke's film 'Ornette: Made in America'. Russell

5 comments :

  1. Cheers Russell, good to see you there and I agree; this was in no way a bridge washed out on Route 79 - meant to ask them why they chose Tom Mix; could be cos he did all his own stunts? no safety net required -sheer poetry.

    Am sending a short follow on if Lance would consider it - On The Outside deserves the words.

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  2. Consider it done. I'm looking for a Najaho Indian Squaw to interpret.
    Nah - I'm just looking to squaw!

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  3. "Touchez!" as they say in Najaho territory. Bon chance with your squawing!

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  4. Problem is that I'm looking for one without reservations...

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  5. Imagine their reaction in a Florida diner when asked if I needed to cross the central reservation to get out of town - time to bail out, Geronimo!

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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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