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

Monday, October 17, 2011

Tonight at the Cherry Tree.

Guitarist Jim Birkett is tonight's featured artist at the Cherry Tree (9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond. 0191 2399924). James has Paul Edis on piano, Mick Shoulder on bass and Adam Sinclait at the drums. Should be an enjoyable evening.
Other things happening at the popular restaurant include the following: 

Monday 24th October:    Leading jazz and blues singer Mo Scott  and her trio Stuart Collingwood  piano, Neil Harland bass and Paul Smith drums.
Monday 31st October:   Debut appearance of the popular band 'Livewire - Unplugged'  with Karen Harding vocalist, Andrew Garner piano and vocals, Richard Dudley guitar, and Stuart Davies bass.
Monday 7th November:   International singing star Tasha Seale alternate Leading Lady in the  world tour smash hit Mamma Mia. One night only accompanied by Stuart Collingwood piano, Neil Harland bass and Paul Smith drums. Advanced bookings now being taken.
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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