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Bebop Spoken There

Gregg Field: "If I play an aggressive fill, he [Sinatra] might look back with a huge grin on his face. But if we don't do something right, we get the ray, and his ray makes Benny Goodman's ray look like Mother Theresa's ''- (Down Beat June 1995).

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Sonny Simmons: "I always had a big sound ever since I started. Playing on the street kept my ideas and my sound alive. Some people dug it, and some people didn't" - (Down Beat June 1995).

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Tuesday September 27

Afternoon
Mosaic Jazz (Playing a celebration of American music) - Bell and Bucket, Norfolk St., North Shields. 1pm. Free.
Evening.
Charles Gordon/Ken Hewitt Trio - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 7.30-10pm. Free.
Henrik Jensen’s Followed by Thirteen w. Andre Canniere (tpt) - Jazz Café. 8:15pm £10.00./£8.00. Bassist Jensen touring his new CD Blackwater. JNE Schmazz gig.
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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Lyndon Anderson Band @ The Central Bar, Gateshead.

Lyndon Anderson - Vocals, Harmonica and Guitar. Davey Dormand - Guitar. Christine Wilson - Bass. Neal Wood - Drums.
A rocking two sets from one of the area's better blues bands. The leader's wailing harp and his blues holloring sounds like he was born in Chicago or a ghetto in Philly.
Davy Dormond, on an assortment of guitars including the increasingly popular baritone (lower pitched than a standard guitar but higher than a bass - it has a mellower sound without losing the cutting edge so essential to a twelve bar thrash) played red rooster riffs and back alley bottleneck that brought the already hot room up to boiling point.
Christine Wilson, on bass, walked the dog effectively yet unobtrusively whilst Neal made sure nobody slept as he drove them forward like a 16 wheel drive on the Devil's Highway.
Only disappointment was the, by comparision, relatively small turnout.
Next week the Ray Stubbs All-Stars.
Lance.
PS: Thanks to Amanda for providing names and photos on Facebook..

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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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