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Bebop Spoken There

Ambrose Akinmusire: “I love teaching, and I love the exchange. And I’m starting to accept my role as a mentor. That sounds weird to say. But I can’t avoid the fact that there are younger musicians who are watching me.” – (Down Beat September 2017).

Mike Gibbs: “Rehearsals are a chance for players to learn my degree of vagueness.” – (Jazzwise September 2017).

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Today Tuesday September 19

Afternoon
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Black Bull, 98 Front St., East Boldon NE36 0SG. 1pm. Free. 0191 5365127. New residency 2 mins from East Boldon metro.
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Evening
Jam Session - Jazz Café. 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. Free.
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Friday, August 23, 2013

You Win Some - You Lose Some!

Browsing in one of the local charity shops I came across a book by Fay Weldon The Leader of the Band. A tale about a woman who leaves her husband to go off to France with a trad band. It's quite funny. However, whilst waiting to be served in the shop I noted the guy in front buying an LP - Thelonious Monk at the Black Hawk on Riverside.
"20p" said the assistant. My jaw dropped and I scurried back to browse the LPs but decided I didn't want Max Bygraves, Jim Reeves or Mantovani. At 50p Fay Weldon was now less of a bargain! The Monk has Joe Gordon on trumpet and Harold Land and Charlie Rouse on tenors - wow!
Why did I choose today to give the LPs a miss?
Lance.
PS: At least it's on Spotify so I can hear what I missed - and it is a cracking album...

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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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