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Bebop Spoken There

Vadim Neselovskyi, Professor of Jazz Piano, Berklee College of Music: “Every pianist has to deal with a very complex left-hand part at some point. This is the essential pianistic experience – to split your brain into two halves and execute two very different tasks at the same time.” – (Down Beat September 2017).

Roscoe Mitchell: “To me, improvisation is trying to improve your skills so you can make these on-point compositional decisions. That takes practice.” – (Down Beat September 2017)

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Today Sunday September 24

Scarborough Jazz Festival - Day three of three.
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Afternoon.
More Jam - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 3pm. Free.
Ian Harrington (solo piano) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12:30pm. Free.
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Mick Shoulder's Swing Manouche - Claypath Delicatessen, Durham DH1 1QS. 0191 3407209. 4pm. £5.
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Blues @ The Bay - Tanner Smith's, 17-19 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RE, 0191 2525941. 4pm. Blues Jam w. Scott Wall & Charlie Philp.
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Musicians Unlimited - Park Hotel, Park Rd., Hartlepool TS26 9HU. 01249 233126.1pm. Free.
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Jazz Tones - Quakerhouse, Mechanics' Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. 6pm. £4.
Somethin' Blue - Vesuvio, 3a Houndgate, Darlington DL1 5RL. 01325 788564. 5pm. Weekly.
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Evening
The Blueswater - Cluny, Lime St., Newcastle NE1 2PQ 0191 2304474. Doors 7pm. £7.
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Chris Martin - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 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.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

RIP Lily Veitch












It is my sad duty to report the passing today (August 3) of Lily Veitch, mother of well-known guitarist Roly Veitch, the organiser of Blaydon Jazz Club.
Lily was an enthusiastic supporter of the music and frequently accompanied Roly to concerts and gigs, particularly those held at the various venues in the town where Blaydon Jazz Club was encamped.
Always a keen dancer, the young Lily is 3rd from the left in the photo of the dancing troupe she was part of. The more recent photo was taken, with Roly, at the celebration of her 90th birthday.
Our condolences go out to Roly, Christine and all the family as well as to those of us who will miss a lovely lady.
Lily Veitch was 96, sadly missed, may she Rest In Peace.
Lance.
PS: Funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.

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  1. So sorry to hear this, Lily was a lovely lady, my condolences to Roly and family.

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  2. Our condolences Roly ,a lovely lady! X

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  3. Sorry to hear the sad news Roly.

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  4. So sorry to hear the sad news. Condolences to Roly and family. xx

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  5. Ah goodness. Sorry to hear that. Love to Roly and family x

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  6. Eric McKenzie Stutt (on F/b)Thursday, August 03, 2017 5:31:00 pm

    R.I.P. LIly!!

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  7. My condolences to the family. I know it has been a tough time for you all.
    Mrs. Veitch was a nice lady with a great love of jazz.

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  8. Oh, so sad. She was lovely. Condolences to Roly and family

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  9. Sympathies to Roly and family!

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  10. Such sad news, lily was an absolute diamond of a lady. She always made time to talk with me when I saw her at various venues and I always received a Christmas card from her bless her heart. My condolences to Roly and family xx

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  11. Keith Robinson (on F/b).Friday, August 04, 2017 6:55:00 am

    So sorry to hear this Roly. Thinking of you

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  12. William Harper (on F/b)Friday, August 04, 2017 6:38:00 pm

    So sad to hear the news Roly-- your Mam was a lovely lady & a great supporter of Blaydon jazz--she will be greatly missed.

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  13. It was always lovely to have a chat with Lily at gigs - sending lots of love Roly x

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  14. Anne DeVere Harper (on F/b)Friday, August 04, 2017 8:46:00 pm

    Oh no everyone who knew her will be very sad.

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  15. Roly, I remember you sang 'Pennies from Heaven' with the VCJ at one of our 'Jazz Embassy' gigs at the Mansion House some years ago. Lily was there, too. The look of pride and admiration on her face said it all, your mother was also your biggest fan. Rest in peace.

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  16. Robert Alan Smith (on F/b)Saturday, August 05, 2017 8:02:00 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Roly.

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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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