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Bebop Spoken There

Claire Martin: "I used to dye my hair like Marilyn Monroe and bomb around in a Sunbeam Rapier ''- (Jazz Cassette Vol 1 No. 2).


Bob Sinfield: "'Bebop in Britain' [4 CD set] has two potential categories of customer; those who are old enough to remember, and those who aren't." - (Jazz Cassette Vol 1 No. 2).


Today Tuesday October 25

Horse Orchestra/Krokofant/Archipelago - Black Swan Bar and Venue, 59 Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 1SG. 7:00pm. £10/£8 (concessions).
JNE/Schmazz. Note early start to accommodate triple bill
Maine St., Jazzmen - British Legion Club, West Jesmond Ave., Jesmond, Newcastle. 8:30pm. £5.
Charles Gordon/Ken Hewitt Trio - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 7.30-10pm. Free.
To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Maine Street Jazzmen (more or less) @ Rosies.

Iain MacAullay (tmb/vcl); Jim McBriarty (clt/vcl); George Richardson (pno); Alan Rudd (bs); Mike Humble (dms); Olive Rudd (vcl). Herbie still sunning it in Turkey, Ray clouding it on on the banks of the Tees, the jazzers of Maine Street were once again depleted. To make matters worse we had Iain on trombone! Don't get me wrong - Iain is a fine trombone player as will be mentioned later but I can never work out how to spell his surname! I've only just come to grips with his first name! Nevertheless, spellings apart, I have to commend him on the fine solo he took on Somebody Loves Me (someone in the audience asked him to be more specific!) it was absolutely spot on. His vocal on that number wasn't bad either. Jim too shone throughout on both clarinet and vox humana whilst George Richardson brings a touch of modernism to the proceedings. Alan and Mike too were solid as ever with a couple of nice bass soloes from the former. Olive slipped in a 'new' one - The Frim Fram Sauce (does anyone know what kind of delicasy the chafaffas are?). Excellent Olive - keep it in the pad! Lance.


  1. Iain's surname is MacAulay

  2. From Wikipedia - "The Frim Fram Sauce" is best remembered for its silly lyrics. The narrator speaks to a waiter in a restaurant, as if in the process of ordering food. Throughout the song, the customer lists numerous real foods that he doesn't want, such as pork chops and fish cakes. In the chorus, he explains what he really wants: some "frim fram sauce" with the "ossentay" and "chifafa" on the side. Of course, none of these foods really exist, so at the end he gives up and says: "If you don't have it, just bring me a check for the water!"


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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.)
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