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Bebop Spoken There

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).

Number 22!

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

Today Saturday May 27

Afternoon
Harambee Pasadia - See RH Column.
Evening
Harambee Pasadia - See RH Column.
Alan Law (solo piano) - Cherry Tree, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle NE22 2AE. 7:30pm. No cover charge.
Jazz Night - Jesmond Library, St. George's Tce., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2DL. 7:30pm. Collection at door. Feat. members of Newcastle Uni. Jazz Orchestra.
Half Hand Hoodoo Blues Band - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
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Monday, April 03, 2017

Festival Fringing - April 2


Dave Weisser (cornet/vocal); Jude Murphy (alto/flute/vocal); Doug Kennard (piano); Matt Long (bass); Stan Praszczcelek (drums).
Hardly a review as I only caught the last couple of numbers before heading for The Crusader, a.k.a as the number 27, however, passing by the Prohibition Bar, the wail of a downhearted frail lured Russell and I into this intimate venue.
Turned out the frail wasn't at all downhearted it was just the song she was singing which wasn't Birth of the Blues. The 'frail' in question was Jude Murphy and with partner Dave blowing cornet who needed Jack Webb and Peggy Lee?
The Pro Bar seems to have acted as a sort of fringe festival venue this year. Whether it's official or not I don't know but well worth considering for next year's late nighters.
Lance.

1 comment :

  1. Thanks for the nice mention, Lance! What a buzz it was for Dave and me to play that material with such funky dudes as Doug, Stan and Matt.

    Jude

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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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