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Bebop Spoken There

Ben Pollack: "The kind of people who go for the old style New Orleans jazz are the same kind of people who go in for collecting antiques." - (Down Beat May 5, 1950).

Flip Phillips: "I heard this band out in California. I think - Lu Waters, isn't it? They sure can march down the street but I wouldn't want to march with them!" - (Down Beat June 15, 1951).

Today Tuesday June 27

Evening
CANCELLED! Atlas - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:15pm. £10/£8 (conc.). JNE 'Women Make Music'.
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Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
Maine Street Jazzmen - British Legion Club, West Jesmond Ave., Newcastle NE2 3EX. 8:30pm. £5.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

2016 Centenaries

January 4 - Slim Gaillard, (d. 1991)
·     January 15 - Artie Shapiro, (d. 2003)
·     February 8 - Jimmy Skidmore, (d. 1998)
·     February 29 - Dinah Shore, (d. 1994)
·     March 6 - Red Callender, (d. 1992)
·     March 15 - Harry James, (d. 1983)
·     March 17 - Ray Ellington, (d. 1985)
·     May 17 - Paul Quinichette, (d. 1983)
·     May 26 - Moondog, (d. 1999)
      June 8 - Freddie Webster, (d. 1947)
July 12 - Sam Taylor,(d.1980)
·     July 24 - Bob Eberly, (d. 1981)
·     July 29 - Charlie Christian, (d. 1942)
·     August 27 - Martha Raye, (d. 1994)
·     September 13 - Dick Haymes, (d. 1980)
·     October 28 - Bill Harris, (d. 1973)
·     November 6 - Ray Conniff, (d. 2002)
·     November 10 - Billy May, (d. 2004)
·     December 11 - Perez Prado, (d. 1989)
·     December 15 - Buddy Cole, (d. 1964)
·     December 18 - Betty Grable, (d. 1973)
·     December 25 Oscar Moore, (d. 1981)
·     December 27 - Johnny Frigo, (d. 2007)
I wonder, will any of them be accorded the 'Sinatra' treatment or even the Billie Holiday acknowledgement?
Lance.
PS: Photo shows Slim Gaillard at the Corner House, Heaton, October 1982

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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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