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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.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Katherine Stone Quartet @t the Cherry Tree August 27

Katherine Stone (vocals); Dean Stockdale (pn); Stevie Doyle (dr); Stewart Davies (bs)
(Review by John Taylor).
Had my oldest son Phil here for a few days and introduced him to the Cherry Tree and Dinner Jazz. He was very impressed, not having come across this style of music night. Phil works in the hotel trade and travels the country staying and dining in good hotels. He gave the Cherry Tree 5 stars. Unbelievable quality and value for money with the Summer Special, now including a free glass of wine. My son he said he would return for another meal and that there would not be many places in the country doing around 60 covers on a Monday night.
Anyway on to the band. Where have Katherine and Dean been hiding? Excellent solo piano and vocal work on a couple of numbers as well as the four piece. A very eclectic mix of styles and rhythms so "the man of the mach award" must go to Stevie Doyle. I have been searching for words to describe Steve's top class contribution to Tyneside's jazz scene - playing as he does with so many different style bands. I my opinion he is our new Jacky Denton.
I saw this band at Hoochie for the first time a few weeks ago and decided I liked their style. Really impressed with Mick Danby's bass playing only to find he was deputising for Alan Rudd in Lickety Split the next week. Last night Stewart Davies was an excellent deputy for Mick. A full pad and he never missed a note. The band played on until 10 o'clock and it was noticeable that no diners left early, ordering extra coffees and drinks. They all wanted more of this band and their style of "Dinner Jazz" (in the style of the programme on Jazz FM!!)
John & Phil Taylor

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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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