Bebop Spoken There
Steve Kuhn: "There's one advantage to playing in clubs, you know. You don't often come away feeling the evening has been too short." - (Down Beat February 8, 1968).
Christian McBride: “In jazz – particularly over the last 35 years or so – infectiousness and swing have become almost a detriment to be looked down upon.” – (Down Beat September 2014).
Today Friday September 19.
Monday, June 30, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Eight bands. In order of appearance: Alter Ego, Zoe Gilby, Saxaphonics, Extreme Measures (pictured left), Splinter Group, Andy Champion + Graeme Wilson, TASQ and Ruth Lambert.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Alan Barnes, whilst better known for his fiery modern alto playing, has absorbed rather than imitated the Goodman style resulting in a suggestion of how Benny may have sounded had he been receptive to the changing times which of course he wasn't.
On vibes, Jim Hart was the perfect foil; his four mallet technique on a par with the past masters of his instrument. Paul Clarvis on drums completed the line-up.
An excellent gig although I think it could have have been even better with a bass even if it meant dispensing with drums.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
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Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
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Monday, June 16, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Earlier, the Bridgetakers were somewhat depleted with only Dave Weisser in the frontline. However, for the final set, they were augmented by Nicola on alto which added contrast both aurally and visually. Eric Stutt (apologies for previous mispelling) on drums, Alex Hall (gtr), John Pope (bs) and Barry Ashcroft (pno) completed the line-up.
Monday, June 09, 2008
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