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2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards

The voting is open between now and May 31 to enable site visitors to nominate their choices in the various categories of this year's APPJAG awards which can be done here.
BSH was very proud to be nominated and to win the 2018 Media Award and hope we can have your support again this year.

Today Tuesday May 21

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Kamasi Washington - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4461. 7:30pm. £30.00.

River City Jazzmen w. Maureen Hall - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NN. Tel: 01670 813983. 8:00pm. £5 (raffle inc.) Bob Wade, Gordon Solomon, Keith Stephen, Phil Rutherford, Tommy Graham.

Lindsay Hannon Band - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

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

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Chilly at the Chilli - No Heat in Heaton!

The music was cool and the temperature even cooler owing to a reputed malfunction of the central heating system. Hopefully this will be rectified soon as tonight saw the biggest audience in quite a while and it would be unfortunate if frostbite were to prevent them returning.
It was the usual suspects plus Laurie Brown on vibes. In the line-up was John Rowland (ten), Darren Grainger (alt), Dave Weisser (tpt), Barry Ashcroft (pno), Mick Danby (bs), James (gtr) and Eric Stutt (dms). Later, John Pope (bs), David Carnegie (dms) and an excellent guitarist called Stewart (see photo) spelled the rhythm section.
Lawrie played some fine vibes on "Moonglow" but, as last week, the highlight of the first set was a Barry Ashcroft original - a blues this time, the name of which I didn't catch.
After the break and the inevitable shuffling of the dots to accommodate the sitters-in, "Jive Samba" got things moving but it was the penultimate number that hit the home run - Shorty Rogers' "Short Stop" with a scorching solo from Darren which, considering his recent setback is no mean achievement.
Note for Laurie and John R re "Rosetta" Click here or for the relationship between "Yardbird suite" and "Rosetta" click here.

4 comments :

laurie brown said...

thanks for the gen on Rosetta Lance
still have'nt found my recording of it.

Lance said...

I hadn't realised that Rosetta and Yardbird Suite used the same chords yet when you and John asked me how the middle of Rosetta went I automatically sang the bridge to Yardbird Suite!

Anonymous said...

The first 4 measures of the bridge of Rosetta are similar and I've heard it said before that is where the Parker YBSuite harmonies came from but I'm not sure. The second 4of the bridge is a bit different. I came across the old song 'I saw Stars' from a Rebecca Kilgore CD also from Keith Stephen (Django recorded it) and discovered it's bridge is identical to YBSuite so I wondered if that's where Bird maybe got the bridge harmonies from?
Roly

Lance said...

It could be although I would guess that Bird was probably more familiar with "Rosetta" than "I Saw Stars" and the rest of Rosetta does, loosely speaking, provide the basis for Yardbird.

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