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Bebop Spoken There

Trudy Kerr: "My dad sings a bit, quite well, and when he's had a few drinks, thinks he's Louis Armstrong " – (Jazz Journal May 2008).

John McDonough: "Yes I saw Coltrane close up and he sounded perfectly dreadful." – (Down Beat October 1999).

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Today Tuesday July 26

Afternoon
Mosaic Jazz (Playing a celebration of American music) - Bell and Bucket, Norfolk St., North Shields. 1pm. Free.
Levee Ramblers New Orleans Quartet - Tynemouth Metro Station, Station Tce., Tynemouth Ne30 4RE. 1pm. Free.
Evening.
Charles Gordon/Ken Hewitt Trio - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 7.30-10pm. Free.
Gavin Lee’s Dixieland Band - New Inn, 29 Church St., Durham. DH1 3DN. 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.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Rae Brothers New Orleans Jazz Band @ St. Joseph's CMS Parish Centre. Thursday 4th March.

Rae Brothers New Orleans Jazz Band: Dave Rae (banjo & vocals), Mac Rae (cornet, clarinet & vocals), Liz Bacon (clarinet), Mac Smith (piano), John Robinson (double bass) & Paul Bacon (drums). Jazz at St.Joseph's has been going for many a year and the Rae Brothers have been long-time supporters of the organisers' unstinting efforts to ensure the music of New Orleans can be heard in the town of Birtley. Tunes by Duke Ellington - 'Creole Love Call', George Lewis - 'St .Phillip Street Breakdown', Kid Thomas and others made for an enjoyable evening. Good playing by all (Liz and Mac on clarinets a highlight).
Support jazz in Birtley. The next concert features Maureen Hall's Rendezvous Jazz on 1st April.
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.
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