Bebop Spoken There
Newcastle Evening Chronicle (1930): "...questioning, incidentally, the right of either [saxophone or bagpipes] to be looked upon as a musical instrument instead of as one of torture." - (Melody Maker June 1930). From Colin Aitchison's amazing collection).
Joel Harrison: “It’s incredibly hard to play bebop on guitar, harder than on saxophone.” – (Jazz Times August 2015)
Today Tuesday August 4
Charles Gordon/Ken Hewitt Duo - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 7.30-10pm. Free.
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
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
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
Sunday, June 08, 2008
Saturday, June 07, 2008
Friday, June 06, 2008
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
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