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Bebop Spoken There

Artie Shaw: “I'm not interested in giving people what they want--I'm interested in making music.” – (DownBeat October 15, 1939).

Jason Marsalis: “There's so many places that this music can go and there's a lot yet to be discovered.'” – (DownBeat April 2018)

Today Saturday March 17


Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas @ Sunderland Empire, High St West, Sunderland SR1 3EX. 2:30pm. Featuring Rat Pack Big Band & Burrelli Sisters.


KOAN 7 - the Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:00pm. £5.00. (£4.00. concs). ‘Form and Space’ ‘An evening of free improvisation and original composition’. Line-up includes John Pope (solo improvised set).

Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas @ Sunderland Empire, High St West, Sunderland SR1 3EX. 7:30pm. Featuring Rat Pack Big Band & Burrelli Sisters.

Boys of Brass - Brandling Villa, Haddricks Mill Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1QL. 9:00pm. Free.

Ben Cipolla - Great Broughton Village Hall, Ingleby Road, Great Broughton, Cleveland TS9 7ER. 7:30pm. Tickets: £12.50 from 01642 712176.

Gilded Thieves - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

On Safari in Pink Lane.

You should have been in Jazz Café on Sunday! Three young Chinese students (girls) screamed "It's a bat!" It wasn't of course, it was a very large Queen Bee. The bee settled between the back of the bench seat and the window. 
Enter the Great White Hunter - Keith Crombie. Alas, even his attempts to encase the enormous insect inside a pint glass failed and it looked like Rentakill or a Rapid Response Squad (they know where the Jazz Café is) may have had to be called in. However, a very brave student managed to get the honeybearer into the glass and whip a CD over the top to stop it escaping whereupon it was subsequently released into the wild - Pink Lane.
When one of the girls said "What happens if it tries to get back in"? Crombie said that he wouldn't let it in as it didn't have a student's union card. 
There are moments when KC does have a sense of humour.
PS: I've re-posted it here for the benefit of those not on Facebook.


Jason Tenniswood Isaacs (on Facebook). said...

I heard it was buzzing in there.

Ann Alex said...

Did the bee sing 'You are my honey honeysuckle, I am the bee'?

Lance said...

Hardly Ann - this was the Jazz Café so naturally it sang Bee-Bop.

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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.)
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