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Bebop Spoken There

Dave Gelly: “From 1 January 1920, when prohibition was imposed in the US, people didn’t stop drinking, they just stopped drinking legally.” – (Jazz Journal October 2017).

Regina Carter: “When I was a teenager, I would daydream about going out on a date and dancing to Ella’s music.” (Down Beat October 2017).

Today Wednesday November 22

Afternoon
Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.

Evening
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).

The Village Hall New Orleans Band - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Rd., Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.

BBC Big Band - Middlesbrough Theatre, The Avenue, Middlesbrough TS5 6SA. 01642 815181. 7:30pm. £24.50.

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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

This Sunday (November 12) @ The Millstone

The Vieux Carre Jazzmen are at The Millstone pub, Haddricks Mill Road, South Gosforth, on Sunday afternoon in the downstairs lounge bar. 
Recently fully-refurbished, it's a traditional pub with wood panelling, carpeted throughout with an inlaid tiled fireplace and lots of comfortable seating. 
It has an extensive menu and you can take advantage of special lunchtime offers (arrive early and try one of their superb Sunday Roasts). 
There's also 8 cask ale hand pulls to choose from - house favourites Bass, Doom Bar and Tyneside Blonde - as well as many locally brewed by Jarrow, Cullercoats, Anarchy, Tyne Bank, Stables, Consett, Mordue, Wylam, Ouseburn Allendale and Maxim Breweries. 
5pm - 7pm.
Brian Bennett.
PS: Special guest with the band is clarinet ace from Johannesburg, South Africa, Roy Burrows (pictured). 

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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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