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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 Wednesday March 21


Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Rod Sinclair & Tom Fletcher - The Vault, Hallgate, Hexham NE46 1XD. 2:00pm. £7.50.


Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8:00pm. £1.00

The Village Hall New Orleans Band - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm £3.00.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson Street, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Monday, March 25, 2013

Pink Lane Jazz Co-op: @ No. 28 Nelson Street, Newcastle: March 22, 2013

Featuring The Lindsay Hannon Plus; Don Forbes Safe Sextet; Jazz Funk Master D
I’m unable to give an adequate review of this because I wasn't able to stay very long, so I’d love someone else to chip in with an account of the evening.  This was a very sociable gig in a crowded venue which had a pleasant, almost rural atmosphere with lots of plants, a wooden-arched terraced area, old fashioned lights, and a cityscape mural on one wall, though I’d rather have done without the pictures of scantily-clad women which adorned some walls.  The audience included many young people, some of whom were surely Jazz Café regulars, and, of course, the usual jazzers, and Keith’s friend Robert Foster went round with a collection bucket to get money for the co-op.  I had difficulty in hearing Lindsay’s band because the audience were quite noisy, but they, the band, looked as if they were doing fine, and I sadly missed most of the rest of the evening – the Metro rules again!
Watch out for the gig on Saturday April 13 at Newcastle Arts Centre, when you can see Mo Scott and Paul Edis; Hannabiell and Midnight Blue; The Strictly Smokin' Big Band; plus swing dancing and poetry. From 7.30pm till 1am.  Too good to miss – should I order my taxi now?
Ann Alex

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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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