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Bebop Spoken There

Howlin' Wolf: “He [Charlie Patton] was a nice guy, but he just loved the bottle--like all the rest of the musicians. He was a great drinker.” – (DownBeat December 16, 1967).

Frank Zappa: “Those kids [US students] wouldn't know music if it came up and bit 'em on the ass.” – (DownBeat October 3, 1969).

Today Fiday April 27

Afternoon

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Roly Veitch with Paul Edis Trio - St Cuthbert’s Centre, Church Hill, Crook DL15 3DN. Tel: 01388 762724. 7:30pm. £7.00.

Rendezvous Jazz - Riverdale Hall Country House Hotel, Bellingham NE48 2JT. Tel: 01434 435402. Two day event (Friday and Saturday). Coach to/from Tyneside, most seats booked.

Groove-a-matics - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7pm.

Hand to Mouth: Lindsay Hannon & Bradley Johnston - Matfen Hall Hotel, Matfen Village, Northumberland NE20 0RH. Tel: 01661 886500. Time TBC.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sweet Thursday

There's a lot happening tomorrow in and beyond the region.
Thursday night at Gateshead Old Town Hall is a JNE presentation of the Julian Siegel Quartet. This is a line-up of first call musicians with Siegel on tenor, Gene Calderazzo on drums, Oli Hayhurst on bass and Liam Noble on piano.
Down the road apiece at The Sage is the Christian Wallumrod Ensemble, whilst over the bridge - at Hoochie Coochie - local favourites Legohead are on stage.
Looking further afield, to Leeds, the Tony Faulkner Yorkshire Jazz Orchestra makes its debut at Seven Arts (31 Harrogate Rd., Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD.) It's an impressive line-up of some of Yorkshire's finest.
Rod Mason (alt/sop/fl); Dave Hogan (alt/clt/fl); Ben Lowman (ten/sop); Katie Hawcutt (ten/clt);Tony Harper (bar/bs clt/); Dale Gibson, Mark Chandler, Greg Nicholas, Ian Chalk and Kim Macari (tpts); Lee Hallam, Brian Archer, Chris Burge (tmb); Tony Smith (bs tmb); Derrick Harris (gtr); Graham Hearn (pno); Garry Jackson (bs);Peter Fairclough (dms); Louise Gibbs (voice); Tony Faulkner (director).
Rod Mason, of course, is well known in our locale for his work with VOTNJO and Louise Gibbs appears at Durham Jazz Festival on November 11.
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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