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Bebop Spoken There

Aubrey Franks: "It must be stressed that there's a great deal of essential drudgery attached to learning an instrument and the man who thinks it can be skimped is fooling himself - (Melody Maker May 6, 1950). From Colin Aitchison's amazing collection).

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David Murray: “He [Ornette Coleman] also warned me, ‘You have to be careful on that tenor, because you’re gonna attract some strange women on it’” - (Jazz Times September 2015).

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Today Friday September 4

Afternoon.
Rendezvous Jazz
- Monkseaton Arms, Front St, Monkseaton. 1pm. Free.
James Harrison Trio - Lit and Phil, 23 Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 1SG. 1pm. £4.
Hannah Taylor/Phil Richardson - Vermont Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. 4.30pm. 0191 2331010. Free.
Evening.
Bugalu Foundation - Saltburn Comm. Centre, Albion Tce., Saltburn. 7.30pm. £10.
Mick Donnelly Academy Band/Blitz 'n' Pieces - The Working Man's Club, King Oswy Drive, Hartlepool. 7.30pm. £5. 01429 892079. Charity fundraiser see preview.

Friday, September 04, 2015

Thursday, September 03, 2015

A Good Jazz Drummer Can Get Rhythm Out of Anything!

Necessity is the mother of invention - particularly when the drummer forgets his snare drum as Laurie Brown did recently!
Thanks to Miles for sending this.
Lance

Newcastle University Postgraduate Recitals @ The Jazz Café. September 2

(Review by Russell)
Following the resounding success of staging several undergraduate final recitals earlier this year at the Jazz Café, two postgraduate students chose the Pink Lane venue to give their recitals in the presence of examiners, fellow students and supporters. Drinking tea, coffee or something a little stronger in a real jazz venue beats the cloistered campus set-up every time.
Stelios Arodites (alto saxophone) with Stuart Collingwood (piano)
Alto saxophonist Stelios Arodites walked onto the stage with a supportive pat on the back from accompanist Stuart Collingwood. The duo ready, Arodites embarked upon a journey of twenty minutes or so interpreting Phil Woods’ Sonata for alto saxophone and piano. A challenging work, composed for Victor Morosco’s 1962 solo recital at Carnegie Hall, the piece was originally named Four Moods, although thereafter it became known as Woods’ Sonata.

Check out what Claude Werner's doing these days.


Claude Werner’s latest joint endeavour arranging music from the Southern Cone for classical quintet.
Thanks to Nicola for this interesting update on a very fine and popular musician.
Lance. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfEHhYtQjbU

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Jazz Café Jam Session - September 1

(Review by Lance).
First day of term - or so it seemed  - as Autumn descended and the Jazz Caff once more opened its doors after a couple of weeks of musical deprivation.
A mix of old and new faces made for a variety of sound. The house trio of Gilligan, Grainger and Morgan got things rolling. Sam Rivers' Beatrice and I Thought About You set the standard to aim at.
This would have sent many an aspirant back to the woodshed but not Joel Brown. The 16 year old took his place at the upright and it soon became obvious that he'd put in some work since his last appearance displaying a maturity of approach that belied his tender years.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

A Jazz Heritage

This year’s Heritage Open Days events – Thursday 10-Sunday 13 September – include a jazz related walk on North Tyneside. A Sting in the Tail – Wallsend Local History Walk should appeal to those interested in the jazz roots of one Gordon Sumner. At one o’clock on Thursday 10th September meet outside the Anson public house on the corner of High  Street West and Station Road to take a guided walk through the early years of Wallsend-born superstar Sting. Find out where he went to school, where he performed and more. A free event, simply turn up at the appointed time (Sat Nav post code reference: NE28 8QS).
Russell.  

THE SCOTTISH NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA directed by TOMMY SMITH presents BENNY GOLSON plays BENNY GOLSON

 Another SNJO coup!
 Friday 18th September 2015 at Edinburgh Queens Hall  0131 668 2019
 Saturday 19th September 2015 at Music Hall, Aberdeen 01224 641 122
 Sunday 20th September 2015 at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 0141 332 5057
 All Concerts start at 7.30 pm with a free pre concert talk at 6.45pm 
 Details: http://snjo.co.uk/concert-series/benny-golson-plays-benny-golson/

Folk Meets Jazz Comes Round Again

Once again folks it’s your chance to listen to and perform both types of music if you come to the Globe on this Thursday evening 3rd September at 8pm.  It’s free entry, raffle ticket £1, good prizes of wine, a jazz CD, and then of course there’s the joke prize ...
A little bird tells me that we’ll have jazz piano, jazz songs, folk songs, maybe saxophones and fiddles.
See the poster in the left hand column.
Don’t miss out!

Ann Alex 

CD Review: Don Trudell Plays the Piano.

Dan Trudell (pno); Joe Sanders (bs); Matt Wilson (dms).
(Review by Lance).
There was a time when we, in the UK, knew all of the great jazzmen in the USA. Over the years, other outstanding jazzers have emerged worldwide - Japan, Australia, South America, Europe, if the country has a name you can bet your shirt they have jazz musicians eager to be heard and often capable of competing with the best. We have loads in the UK and, in our own neck of the woods, north east England, we have more than a few who can hold their own at the highest level - you frequently read of their exploits in these pages. 

Monday, August 31, 2015

Between the Delaval and the Deep Blue Sea...

Hello, folks! 
If you go down to the woods today...you're sure to have a bank holiday filled with fun! 
Join the Vieux Carré Jazzmen for an afternoon filled with live 1920's jazz, fun, games and treasure trails for the children and of course - Teddy Bears! Pack your picnic baskets, grab your favourite teddy bear and pick a spot on the lawn because today's the day the Teddy Bears have their picnic! 
Seaton Delaval Hall National Trust 
The Avenue, Seaton Sluice, Northumberland, NE26 4QR. Tel0191 237 9100
Monday 31 August, from 11.30am. £6. Concessions available 
Brian Bennett

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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.
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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.)
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