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Bebop Spoken There

Claire Martin: "I used to dye my hair like Marilyn Monroe and bomb around in a Sunbeam Rapier ''- (Jazz Cassette Vol 1 No. 2).


Bob Sinfield: "'Bebop in Britain' [4 CD set] has two potential categories of customer; those who are old enough to remember, and those who aren't." - (Jazz Cassette Vol 1 No. 2).


Today Sunday October 23

Stu Collingwood (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. 2pm. Free.
Giles Strong (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 1:00pm. No cover charge.
Musicians Unlimited - Park Inn, Park Rd., Hartlepool. 1pm. Free.
More Jam – The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 3pm. Free. All welcome to blow.
Vasilis Xenopoulos Quartet - Blaydon Jazz Club, Black Bull, Bridge St., Blaydon NE21 4JJ. 8pm. £7. *****
Baghdaddies - Trimdon Colliery & Deaf Hill WMC Club, TrimdonTS29 6AJ. 7:30pm. £3.
To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Lost Weekend

Well now that the GIJF (was it the 8th or the 9th?) is over it's time to reflect on the coverage we've given this one - all I can say is that, in my opinion, it was AWESOME! Russell, Ann and myself covered just about every concert of note as well as ensuring that the Sage Bar and the bar staff at the Central were kept busy.
I think our coverage this year was second to none and we all deserve a pat on wherever it is we like to be patted!


  1. Lance you do an amazing job.

    There are some great pieces from GIJF in there. Nice sensitive writing about the circs Zoe Rahman was playing under. Look forward to hearing more about Olivia Moore. Etc

    I'm sure others will want to do the same - many many congratulations!

  2. well as a non musician, but an avid music lover, I am proud to be associated with this Blog & endorse everything that has been said about Lance, he does do an amazing job, is passionate about live Jazz in the North East, not only reporting on it accurately ,but attending as many events as his otherwise crowded schedule allows, and from this small voice...well done!

  3. Lance, thank you for the mention of my efforts over the weekend, it's nice to be appreciated. When's the next assignment?


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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: I look forward to hearing from you.