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Bebop Spoken There

Danny Halperin: "Johnny Griffin is possibly the worst tenor saxophonist who has come to widespread public attention in the past decade." – (Jazz News, March 21, 1962).

Polly Gibbons: “If Billie [Holiday] had come up in the ’60s, she probably would have been a soul singer” – (Down Beat August 2017).

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Today Wednesday August 16

Afternoon
Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
Maine Street Jazzmen - Tynemouth Metro Station, Station Tce., Tynemouth NE30 4RE. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
New Orleans Jazz at the Village Hall - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Rd., Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.
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Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. £1. 8pm.
Billy's Acoustic Blues - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free (weekly).
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Tees Hot Club - Cleveland Bay, 718 Yarm Rd., Eaglescliffe TS16 0JE. 9pm. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Last night at the Globe

There were three gigs in Newcastle last night that I'd wanted to go to, but this was the one that most appealed. Sadly, the dreaded lurgi intervened and I could but play the band's recent CD and imagine I was there.
Fortunately, Dave Parker was there and he penned this succinct review on Facebook (Take note Steve T). Lance.
Great gig at The Globe inspired by the music of Fats Waller. I've had my ears opened!
Mark Lewandowski (bass); Lia Noble (piano); Paul Clarvis (drums).

3 comments :

  1. Liam Noble Lord Edis of the South. Leader also rated by no. 1 son. Dep drummer did great job.
    Singing iffy but added to fun and I think that of all Jazz singers (all need to listen to some Soul).
    Attendance a shame for those there and those not but made it more relaxed. As Trilok Gurtu said in Sage 1. We're used to it.

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  2. Seems unfair to continue this discussion on a review of a Polly Gibbons album.
    Gladys Knight has a terrific voice but, like Benson, has suffered from serious lapses in taste over the decades which, according to no 1 sister and brother in law, she brought to the Sage last year.
    Like Lady Soul and Diana Ross, she descended into cabaret.
    Most singers nowadays listen to Ella, Billie, Nina and media music - what Frank called radio music. Nothing makes you realise how lightweight, naff and childish media music is like real soul, which is precisely why the media simply pretends it doesn't exist.
    I'd also like to say a word about the various North East singers, where we're doing rather well thank you very much.

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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.
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.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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