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Alan Luff: “The general view is that Ella’s songbook recordings are the supreme exemplars of sophistication, fine diction and creative voice in the wide field of popular music.” – (Jazz Journal May 2017).

Steve Voce: “Most of us have been crashed into by cretins who walk along the road absorbed in the screens of their mobile phones.” – (Jazz Journal May 2017).

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Bebop Spoken Here is currently listed at number 22 in the WORLD JAZZ BLOG Rankings!

Today Friday May 26

Afternoon
Harambee Pasadia - See RH Column.
Rendezvous Jazz - The Black Horse, Front St., Monkseaton, Whitley Bay NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.
Paul Wilkinson - St. Nicholas Cathedral, St. Nicholas Square, Newcastle NE1 1PF. 1:05pm. Retiring collection.
Mark Williams/Joel Byrne McCullough - Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. 1pm. £5.
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Evening
Ruth Lambert Quartet - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9pm, £7 (£6 in advance.)
Hand to Mouth (Lindsay Hannon/Bradley Johnston) - High Friars Lane (Tyneside Cinema), Free, al fresco, 8pm. food and drink available.
?????????? - Billy Bootleggers - 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8pm. Free.
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Imelda May - Sage Gateshead. 7pm. £38.20/£27.30 VIP Option £104.
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Strictly Smokin' Big Band - Ushaw College, nr. Durham. 7:30pm. £7.
Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7pm.
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Monday, December 07, 2015

CD(s) of the Year

I envy my colleagues who can pick out 3 and say "That's it! They don't get a daily deposit of one or (usually) more on the passage mat each day! I can but try to narrow my selections down to categories.
Reissue/vintage: 
Oscar Peterson - Exclusively For my Friends (8 CD set).
Tubby Hayes - Live at the Hopbine. (12" vinyl)
Baden Powell - Live in Berlin.
Big Band:
NYJO - NYJO 50.
SNJO - Jeunehomme.
DUBB - overDUBB
Vocal:
Rebecca Kilgore Trio - Just Imagine.
Eddie Toal - Always in my Heart.
Jazz at the Movies - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
Small Group (British):
Steve Fishwick Sextet - In the Empire State.
Maciek Pysz - A Journey.
Kansas Smitty's House Band - Kansas Smitty.
Jazz Main - For the Love of Music.
Small Group (American):
Harry Allen - For George, Cole and Duke.
Scott Hamilton - Live in Bern.
Charles McPherson - The Journey.
Local:
James Birkett/Bradley Johnston - Together.
Paul Edis - Just Like Me, Not Like Me.
DUBB - overDUBB
Graeme Wilson - Pleasureland.
The above aren't 1-2-3 just some of the ones that have made it to the car stereo.
Lance.
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1 comment :

  1. I've not listened to many newly recorded CDs this year but can I mention one new and one older CD I bought and like very much - (1) Rebecca Kilgore Trio 'Just Imagine'; (2)Rebecca Kilgore/Lyle Ritz 'I wish you love'.
    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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