Bebop Spoken There
Bruce Turner: "Banjos and funny hats soon became Trad's main selling points. Of the two I'd say that the hats were the lesser evil." - (Jazz News May 1989.)
Bela Fleck: "A lot of people forget that the banjo really has a very natural place in jazz". - (Down Beat March 1997).
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- Jazz Café Jam Session - December 6
- Saturnalia Festival @ Sage Gateshead
- HTrio @ The Bridge Hotel, Newcastle - November 4
- RIP Herbert Hardesty
- Kathryn Williams & Anthony Kerr @ The Globe: Decem...
- Jazz is heading to Staindrop
- Preview: Indigo Jazz Voices @ The Globe: This Thur...
- Change of Venue
- CD Review: Chris Ingham Quartet - Dudley.
- Last of the jam…for this year
- Jambone @ St James’ & St Basil’s Church. Dec 2
- The Italian Job @ The Black Swan November 29
- CD Review: Leandro Cabral Trio - Alfa
- BABMUS return to Jazz Café
- Alter Ego @ Empty Shop, Durham - November 29
- Paul James Band w. Laura Adam 'Sisters of Swing' -...
- Line-Up Revealed For Gateshead International Jazz ...
- Sage Gateshead: Sisters of Swing, Barber and Major...
- CD Review: Andrea Claburn - Nightshade
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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.)