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Bebop Spoken There

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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Sunday, May 09, 2010

Blaydon Update

Our next concert is on Thurs 13th May - in the lounge. It features a young pianist destined for national recognition!
Thoughtful, Bill Evansish, lyrical - need I say more?
Also Adam Sinclair on drums - another of the great young players coming through. He plays with a light touch, subtlety, innate swing and a dash of humour.
Add to that the mercurial Mick Shoulder on bass and what have you got?
A great piano trio.
And all for a measly £4. What a bargain!
Changing tack - our concert of Tyneside dialect songs is on Mon. 7th June. Arrangements for two guitars (Jim Birkett & myself) plus voice (myself and definitely not James).
There's a lot more to our tradition of local song than Cushie Butterfield, Blaydon Races and Keep your feet still Geordie hinny. Some lovely ballads, humerous romps, songs of our industrial past, etc etc - even a seduction song and a 'bossa nova' song about a whippet!! - you might be surprised at the range of material.
If anyone is thinking of coming best to contact me or see me Thurs to reserve tickets as I'm about to pass the unsold tickets to the festival organisers to go on sale at the library etc.
Its £4 - all admission money to help the rapidly diminishing jazz club kitty.
Roly.

1 comment :

  1. I hope I'm not taking away the element of surprise when I say that the 'Bill Evansish pianist' is, no doubt, Paul Edis.

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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.)
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