Bebop Spoken There
“Modern was an old phrase 100 years ago.” – Jo Jones (Down Beat March 25, 1965).
Today Saturday March 8.
About as good as it gets -Zoe's at the top of her game and Andy, Mark and Richard are right there with her.
DON FORBES' SAFE SEXTET - Salsa Café, 89 Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 5AE. 9:30pm. Free.
Hard driving bebop band - EMCEE 5 Tribute.
SOLO ARTIST (Jazz) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, Osborne Rd. Newcastle. Tel 2399924. 7:30pm.
Relax with good food and good solo jazz.
FRASER FIFIELD & GRAEME STEPHEN - The Maltings, Eastern Lane, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 1AJ. 9pm. £11/£9.
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
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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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