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Bebop Spoken There

Frank Zappa: "There was so much acid during the '60s that it was very easy for large numbers of people to think they had seen God as soon as the Beatles went boom, boom, boom, you know?." - (DownBeat May 18, 1978). – (DownBeat May 18, 1978).

Ryan Keberle: “Don't be easy on yourself when it comes to playing with perfect intonation. All other instruments will be playing with close-to-perfect intonation; the same should be expected of trombonists.'” – (DownBeat April 2018)

Today Friday March 23


Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

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


Jiannis Pavlidis Trio - Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 9:00pm. £8.00. (£6.00. advance).

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

Five Men No Dog - Prohibition Bar, Arch 3, Brandling Street, Gateshead NE8 2BA. 8:00pm (doors 7:00pm). A ‘jar on the bar’ admission event.

Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7pm.

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

Sunday, April 28, 2013

A piece of local jazz history.

Our man in Hong Kong has sent me this historical clipping from the Evening Chronicle circa late 1950's. He wonders if anyone can pinpoint the exact date.
The article mentions Big Bill Broonzy appearing at the City Hall. Well Big Bill died in 1958 so that gives us a clue.
Another one is the report of Ronnie McLean leaving the Panama Jazzmen to join the Crane River Jazzmen.
Any ideas?


Lance said...

We know that McLean was still with the Panama when they were one of the support bands to Louis Armstrong at Newcastle City Hall which was in 1956.
Ten years later I was working with him (McLean) and he was still talking about it!
So this narrows the date of the clipping down to somewhere between 1956 and August 1958 when Broonzy died.

Miles Watson said...

Big Bill was at the City Hall 1957 with Brother John Sellers and the Mick Mulligan Band. Sorry but no other dates on the programme.

Miles said...

Somebody recently sold a signed programme on e bay for £239 for the concert at Birmingham March 1st 1957. I think I will try forging a few signatures on my collection, what will I get apart from 18 months?

Lance said...

Looks like the clipping is from late February/early March 1957.

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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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