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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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Clifford Brown: "Club owners hire stars, but try to save money by putting in a local rhythm section. If these new men are weak musically, they hurt the star's reputation too." - (Down Beat May4, 1955).

Archives.

Today Thursday September 29

Afternoon.
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - The Holystone Bar and Restaurant,Whitley Rd. , Newcastle upon Tyne NE27 0DA.1:00pm. Free.
Tees Valley Jazzmen - No 1 Champagne Bar, Market Place, Bishop Auckland. 12:30pm. Free.
Evening.
See Nine - Hoochie Coochie, 54 Pilgrim St., Newcastle NE1 6SF. 8:30pm. Free.
Tees Hot Club w. Guests Kevin Eland (tpt) & Richie Emmerson (ten) - Dorman's, Oxford Rd., Middlesbrough. 9pm. Free.
Maine St., Jazzmen - Potter's Wheel, Sunniside, Tyne and Wear, 8:30pm. Free.
Descarga! - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. Free.
New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge Hotel, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees. 8:30pm.
The Big Chris Barber Band - Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. 7:30pm. £21 (£20 conc.)
Pocket Jazz Orchestra w. Jud Downes (tpt) - The Ship, Church Lane, Redmarshall TS21 1EP. 8:30pm. Free.
Strictly Smokin' Big Band - The Millstone, Haddricks Mill Rd., South Gosforth, 7:00pm. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Finalists - International Songwriting Competition - Jazz Section.

1960 What?
   
Gregory Porter (Bakersfield, CA, USA)
A Picture Of Dorian Mode
   
Michael Longo (Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA)
Above Ground
   
Greg Ward - Greg Ward's Phonic Juggernaut (New York, 
NY, USA)
Conversation With Nellie
   
Zoe Rahman (London, England, UK)
Deadman's Hill
   
Steve Talaga (Grand Rapids, MI, USA)
Grizzly's
   
Regina Litvinova (Ludwigshafen, Germany)
Hadairo (Beige)
   
Andy Akiho (Columbia, SC, USA)
Lover
   
Martina Flaherty (Loughrea, Co Galway, Ireland)
Memphis Mix-Up
   
Elizabeth Dotson-Westphalen (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
Pukl-N-Pappo
   
Michael Janisch (London, England)
Save Me
   
Stephen Coates, Joe Coles - The Real Tuesday Weld 
(London, England, UK)
Shumshi
   
Michael Janisch (London, England)
The King Is Dead (Long Live The King)
   
Marzio Scholten (South Holland, The Netherlands)
To Work Marvels
   
Vincenzo Amazio (Pozzuoli, Italy)
You Are Here
All Finalists All Categories .
Lance.
   
Matt Savage (Francestown, NH, USA)


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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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