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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.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A "So Rare" visit from Mike Bird - Maine Street Jazzmen @ Rosie Malone's.

Olive Rudd (vcl); Herbie Hudson (tmb/hca/vcl); Mike Bird (clt); George Richardson (pno); Alan rudd (bs); Mike Humble (dms).
Mike Bird, the Buddy de Francophile from Wakefield, arrived for one of his all too few visits via, he tells me,  Lands End - Don't ask me!
Appropriately he was featured on the old Jimmy Dorsey hit So Rare. Given that it isn't a number Herbie does too often, I can only say that Mr Hudson excelled on both 'bone and harp. Of course it was Mike's baby and he too did the number justice.
Olive gave us a couple of dreams - Wrap Your Troubles in them and Meet Me Tonight in their own land. Doctor Jazz and All of Me were also given the Olive Oil.
George played some delightful piano throughout and excellent digital vibes. He also played some banjo and brass sounds. As I said, he played some delightful piano throughout and excellent digital vibes! A few bass solos from Alan kept the lower end alive whilst Mike Humble's work on the most minimalist of kits brings to mind the parable of the five loaves and two fishes.
Lance.
PS: Look out for Mike Bird and family Xmas week.

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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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