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Bebop Spoken There

Alan Luff: “The general view is that Ella’s songbook recordings are the supreme exemplars of sophistication, fine diction and creative voice in the wide field of popular music.” – (Jazz Journal May 2017).

Steve Voce: “Most of us have been crashed into by cretins who walk along the road absorbed in the screens of their mobile phones.” – (Jazz Journal May 2017).

Today Monday May 22

Afternoon.
Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Jenni Molly Trio @ Lanercost Priory Saturday May 15

Jenni Molloy (bass), Stuart MacDonald (saxes) and Chris Sykes (drums/ percussion). Historic Lanercost Priory and it’s acoustics create a unique atmosphere, one that brings the best out of musicians, and this trio of articulate, nimble and ‘totally together’ musicians thrilled from the off. Playing compositions from Molloy’s acclaimed 2009 album Bach ReLoaded the band moved seamlessly through tunes inspired by the likes of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Wayne Shorter with some cleverly disguised bits from Bach himself cropping up every so often. It’s hard to pick a favourite from this wonderful set but for me Bird Invention, Little by Little and, Jenni’s homeland South Africa inspired District 6 Revisited were the highlights. This band deserves greater exposure – listen to Bach ReLoaded and you’ll know why. David Gosling

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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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