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Howard Riley: “When I started out playing jazz back in the late 50s, early 60s, if you wanted a gig you had to learn some standards.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Eric Harland: “I love swing and I’m always going to swing but I also know that you can take a hip-hop groove and improvise with that just like you would with a swing pattern.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Today Wednesday April 26

Afternoon.
Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. £1. 8pm.
Levee Ramblers NOJB - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:30pm. £3.00.
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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

ACV on 3

Lance.

1 comment :

  1. It was such a thrill for jazz in the northeast last night when Jez Nelson, presenter of Jazz on 3, announced Bassist Andy Champion's new band ACV, "based in Newcastle", his closing remarks rightly praising not only ACV but also, the deserving Graeme Wilson for his blasting baritone work on the aptly chosen track, Waking the Sleeper, written by Andy and taken from ACV's first album, Fail in Wood ; Listen again if you missed it - it's really worth it - (See link above) and, if you want to read the track through as you listen, you can take your chances with this paragraph from ACV's Fail in Wood album review:

    Waking the Sleeper
    Close your eyes and climb into the cockpit of this fast-moving game - this atonal dream; become the Sleeper; plumb each traumatic well of disharmony and dis-chord. You might feel it's trying to trick you awake but don't be fooled; cling on to the bucking-bronco tempos of the night - 3/4, 4/4, 7/8, 7/4, as your Spitfire banks and bumps down a flight of stairs that only a moment ago was the vast soaring London skyline, turning into a monocycle with no saddle - painful! but you're sticking with it, as Graeme Wilson's baritone swaps cannon bursts with Mark's Strat and Paul's Hammond splashes huge Ak-Ak salvos on the bullet-holed curtain of the night, splitting well worn threads like long molecular chains. Some beautiful solo work from the baritone - modal roots moving around in a 'Now you see me' way, while the organ spins its searchlight laser chords this way and that in an effort to keep those bombers in sight. This is an exciting, hardly comfortable Blitz raid where, just when you think you know where Andy's bass is safely leading you, the ME-109's are back; Jez Nelson shakes you as you lie in bed, "Oh thank God Jez - it was only a dream." But then a voice cruelly reminds you, "No my friend - this is the dream!"
    George Milburn.

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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.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
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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