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Bebop Spoken There

Ben Pollack: "The kind of people who go for the old style New Orleans jazz are the same kind of people who go in for collecting antiques." - (Down Beat May 5, 1950).

Flip Phillips: "I heard this band out in California. I think - Lu Waters, isn't it? They sure can march down the street but I wouldn't want to march with them!" - (Down Beat June 15, 1951).

Today Monday June 26

Afternoon.
Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Sage Choice.

Monday evening is a hard one to call for those whose minds are perhaps not gridlocked on 52nd St. 
In Hall Two of The Sage the legendary Ralph McTell performs material from his recent album Somewhere Down The Road  - this is an opportunity to hear a legend - one of the great contemporary songwriters.
However, over in Hall One, Pink Martini are the attraction and if you haven't heard them you are in for a treat!
Ralph McTell may be hip for the Baby Boomers of the '60s and '70s but for us babies who boomed earlier Hall One is the place to be. China Forbes on vocal and an assortment of musicians make this what Marie Claire describes as "Pink Martini sound like nothing else around...effortlessly appealing. Evokes nostalgia from a more glamorous era."
I'll go along with that - sorry Ralph - but I'm sure you'll have your own gang waiting for you to replace Streets of London with Streets of Gateshead!
Lance.

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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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