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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 Sunday March 18


Musicians Unlimited - Park Inn, Park Road, Hartlepool TS26 9HU. Tel: 01429 233126. 12 noon. Free.

Jason Isaacs & the Ambassadors of Swing - Hoochie Coochie, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6SF. Tel: 0191 222 0130. 5:30pm (doors 4:00pm). £16.00.

Revolutionaires - Tyne Bar, Maling St, Newcastle NE6 1LP. 3pm. Free.

Somethin’ Blue - Vesuvio, 3a Houndgate, Darlington DL1 5RL. 5:00pm. Tel: 01325 788564. Matt Case (saxophone) & Mike Hepple (guitar).


POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER! Zoë Gilby Quartet - Black Bull, Bridge Street, Blaydon NE21 4JJ. 8:00pm. £5.00. Rescheduled August 19.

Alter Ego - The Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £5.00.

Bradley Johnston - The Fire Station, High Street West, Sunderland SR1 3DT. Tel: 0191 594 7241. 6:00pm. Free. New weekly residency.

Gypsy Dave Smith - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Honey Bop Trio @ Hoochie Coochie

Hannah Rickard (vcl/gtr/vln); David Patten (gtr); Johnny Kavanagh (bs).
(Review by Lance).
Carrying on from The Sage's Americana weekend The Honeybop Trio - the name comes from a Wanda Jackson song - were themselves one of the outdoor stage attractions at that event, gave a performance that went from Country to Western Swing to Rockabilly to Rock 'n Roll with perhaps just a hint of jazz along the way.
Well more than a hint as Rickard has the kind of voice that adjusts to the genre and has been heard in jazz situations in the past.

Tonight, however, she was a cowgirl in Amarillo bemoaning the fact that she lost her lover to A Jukebox and a Pinball Machine. Meet Me At The Station (a Rickard original), Cash and Carter's Big Mouthed Woman and a  Long Legged Guitar Pickin' Man - a vocal duet with Rickard and Patten - Kavanagh's Common Country Boy, some Western Swing on It's a Sin to Tell a Lie, which also had Rickard on violin, and Hank Williams' Lovesick Blues were just some of the outstanding moments of the first set. 
Warren spun a great track by Freddy Cole - Brother Where Are You? - during the interval which paved the way nicely for the second set (as did a bottle of London Pride!).
Johnny Lives in a Hole in the Ground, Buddy Holly's I Guess it Doesn't Matter Any More, Dolly's Jolene, I'm Your Voodoo Doll, A Little Bit Is All I Need and. of course, Honey Bop made for a rockier, rollier set that had a few dancers struttin'.
Great singer,  excellent lead guitar and solid bass slapper, the Honey Bop Trio can be heard again this weekend at the Gateshead Flower Show.
Next week is Pete Gilligan's Jazz Jam.

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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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