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Bebop Spoken There

Bootsy Collins: "I had no training at all, man. Whatever I heard in my head, that's what came out." - (DownBeat September 2018).

Madeleine Peyroux: "What I'm searching for in singing is the form of communication that doesn't come through language". - (DownBeat September 2018).

Today Wednesday August 22

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

Take it to the Bridge w. special guests LICKETY SPLIT - The Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8:00pm. £1.00.

Jam Session - Dun Cow, Brandling Village, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 4RS. Tel: 0191 338 7981. 8:00pm. Free.

Community Hall New Orleans Band - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm £3.00.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson Street, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Alan Glen Trio at the Chillingham

The monthly visits to the Chilli by the Alan Glen Trio never fail to entrance not least because of their seemingly endless repertoire. Tonight they kicked off with "A Weaver of Dreams" - not an overworked jazz standard - that set the mood for an hour long set. It is hard to believe an Alan Glen hour has 60 minutes in it so fast does the time go by. An up tempo "Falling in Love With Love", a reflective "Days of Wine and Roses" and "But Not For Me" as a mover were just some of the gems in a set that culminated with a tear up on "Night and Day." David Carnegie, as always, was right there when the heat was turned on whilst Lawrence Blackadder was a harmonic and melodic rock throughout.
Earlier, Take it to the Bridge played a good set with Dave's vocal chords working effectively on "A Foggy Day" and "Georgia on my Mind". Dave also exercised his larynx on "Night in Tunisia". The old bebop standard was selected by bassist John Pope - perhaps in deference to his beret. Who knows but that next week he will be sporting a goatee beard?
James the Guitar, pictured here between Dave and John, also had his moments.
For the final jam, Stephanie sat in on tenor - "Cantaloupe Island" worked.
Correction - I said 'Final jam'. The actual 'final jam' was at the Tyne Tunnel where maintenance work caused a tailback of traffic.
Lance.

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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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