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Bebop Spoken There

Eubie Blake: “He [Willie The Lion Smith] played some tricky rhythms, if he'd seen them written down, he'd have said "Oh I couldn't play that", but he played them!” – (DownBeat May 24, 1973).

Mel Lewis: “They [kids] think the word "technique" means speed. The word "technique" just means the way you do something, that's all.” – (DownBeat July 19. 1973).

Today Sunday April 22

Afternoon

Musicians Unlimited - Park Inn, Park Road, Hartlepool TS26 9HU. Tel: 01429 233126. 12 noon. Free.

More Jam - The Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 3:00pm. Free.

Somethin’ Blue - Vesuvio, 3a Houndgate, Darlington DL1 5RL. 5:00pm. Tel: 01325 788564. Matt Case (saxophone) & Mike Hepple (guitar).

Evening

Strictly Smokin' Big Band - Hoochie Coochie, 54 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 8SF. 5:30pm (4:00pm doors). £8.00.

Teduloca - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £10 (£8 in adv.)

Kevin Eland - Quakerhouse, Mechanics’ Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. 6:00pm. £5.00. Darlington Jazz Club.

Bradley Johnston - The Fire Station, High Street West, Sunderland SR1 3DT. Tel: 0191 594 7241. 6:00pm. Free.

Scott Wainwright - 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.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

DS I LOVE YOU - Daryl Sherman @ Trinity Church, Gosforth.

Daryl Sherman (pno/vcl), Digby Fairweather (tpt), Dominic Ashworth (gtr), Len Skeat (bs).
After last night's amazing gig at the Saville I looked for more of the same and I'm pleased to say the lady didn't fail to deliver.
From the core of last night's programme were added some delicious alternatives.
I Thought About You, In The Still of the Night, World on a String, Lullaby of Birdland, Sand in my Shoes (tribute to Connee Boswell), What's New, Lover Come Back To Me - every one a gem. Then there were vocal duets with Digby - Sugar and the hilarious The Bathtub Ran Over Again. Only Johnny Mercer could make a love song out of that title!
Dominic and Len again scored, this time with Limehouse Blues.
What I love about Daryl is the way she can engage with the audience. Awhile back Liz remarked on how Stephen Triffet (and Sinatra) could make a woman think the love lyrics were solely directed at her - well Daryl made me, and I'm sure every other male this side of senility of which there were a few, feel the same.
Truly a class act.
On the downside, the turnout was poor and this was at a venue that is normally very well attended. A look at the logistics of the exercise might question the viability of putting an act on at a venue only 12 miles from where they were the previous night and charging an extra fiver for it. However, this is only a surface view and there were things like the hire of a grand piano to bring into the equation so I'm sure the organisers had their reasons.
Nevertheless, I enjoyed the opportunity of hearing for two nights running one of the best living jazz singers in the world.
Lance.

1 comment :

Ray robson said...

Hi Lance.
Like you, we thought the Friday Saville gig of Daryl Sherman, Digby & co was excellent, a real treat.
So good we thought of going to Trinity gig Sat too, but decided not to. I do agree with your comment re the logic of putting Daryl on Fri / Sat so close, plus the pricing difference.
Also, Daryl was in the church at Trinity, beautiful inside, but I do feel sound is "lost" a little.
Tried to catch you Fri night to say "hello", but you were chatting to Daryl etc. Another time...
Ray

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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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Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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