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Bebop Spoken There

Sonny Rollins: "I work very hard. I wear out suits playing." - (Downbeat May 29, 1969.)

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Bob Brookmeyer: "The group's philosophy? We're saving to buy new uniforms - the ties wore out." - (Crescendo March 1965).

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Today Tuesday March 28

Jonathan Silk's Fragment Quartet - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £10/£8. JNE/Schmazz gig.
Maine Street Jazzmen - Royal British Legion Club, West Jesmond ave., Newcastle NE2 3EX. 8:30pm. £5.
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
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Northern Monkey Brass Band - The Fox, West End Tce., Hexham NE46 3DB. 9pm.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Horn Dogs o/s Fenwick's, Northumberland Street. Saturday 25th.

Well, a welcome surpirse. The excellent Horn Dogs, led by ace trumpeter Graham Hardy, were to be found playing outside Fenwick's on Northumberland Street this morning. The main shopping street in town (the Toon's answer to Oxford Street) often has good buskers to be heard (has anyone heard the Jaco-style bass player? - he's really good) and today's Crescent City advocates made my day. I was out flyering (including one of Graham's forthcoming gigs!) and took a break to listen to the boys. It was the regular line-up with one very able dep - Dr. Steve Summers on tenor. You can hear the band in a double bill with Hardy's trio a week on Wednesday (October 6th) at the Elephant in Ashington and once again in Newcastle on Sunday 31st October at the Bridge Hotel as part of the on-going series of Splinter @ The Bridge gigs. Note to Graham: Horn Dogs Myspace page should have listed today's gig - Northumberland Street would have been packed with jazz fans!
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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