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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 Friday 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.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Graham Hardy w. Paul Edis Trio @ The Cherry Tree.

Graham Hardy (tpt/flug); Paul Edis (pno); Neil Harland (bs); Rob Walker (dms).
After his recent incarceration with the Vieux Carré Jazzmen I feared that Hardy may have become a born again revivalist with a Mutt Carey vibrato and a beard. Fortunately, he came through unscathed retaining his Art Farmer, Lee Morgan, Nat Adderley approach although he has added Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans to his repertoire - a number that featured him very effectively using a plunger mute - shades of Cootie Williams. 
Although not Edis' regular trio the unit blended well together on numbers such as My Romance, Stomping at the Savoy, Like Someone in Love, Work Song, the Ellington/Strayhorn piece of exotica Isfahan and the un-deconstructed version of Moanin' (see Matt Anderson Quartet Second Set.)
Whilst sitting in this musical heaven I was waited on by handmaidens bearing Shredded Crispy Duck Salad, Sesame and Soy; Navarin of Spring Lamb with Young Vegetables; and Elderflower and Ginger Jelly, Marinated Watermelon and Strawberries.
And if this wasn't Shangri-la enough, I discovered that the 33A bus from outside of the restaurant links up in town  with the good old number 27.
Next week it's a celebration of 150 years of the Blaydon Races featuring the Blaydon Aces (Roly Veitch and James Birkett).
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.
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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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