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Bebop Spoken There

Kathyrn Williams: “I got into Miles Davis when I was a teenager. But I’m nowhere near as knowledgeable as Anthony [Kerr]: he is an encyclopedia of jazz, with a real in-depth, academic knowledge. I’m just a fan.” – (Jazz Journal December 2017).

Christian McBride: "He [Horace Silver] was the whole package" – (Downbeat September 2014).

Today Wednesday January 17

Afternoon

Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.

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Evening

Billy's Acoustic Blues - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free (weekly).

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8:00pm. £1.00.

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

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

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

World Service Project @ Splinter @ The Bridge Hotel, Newcastle. November 28th

Dave Morecroft (keyboards), Conor Chaplin (electric bass), Neil Blandford (drums), Tim Ower (alto & tenor saxophones) & Raphael Clarkson (trombone) World Service Project ventured up north at the worst possible time - Newcastle was enveloped in snow with frequent blizzards adding to the difficulties of travel in and around the region. Only the hard core Splinter @ The Bridge crowd braved the elements and it made for an intimate gig. WSP played it loud. The music played was predominately that of Dave Morecroft. Bassist Conor Chaplin maintained a low slung funk groove and drummer Neil Blandford hammered his kit as Tim Ower and Raphael Clarkson took it by turn to build and burn their solos.
Ower was particularly impressive on alto and Clarkson blew hard, striving to be heard. Tunes included There's Always One, Hero of the Bus and Relentless, the latter being the title of the band's recently released CD. The set list included Blandford's arrangement of a Nirvana tune, smelling something like... It would be good to hear the band again playing to a bigger crowd.
Next Sunday's Splinter session features the peerless Claude Werner Quartet. Those keen (foolish?) to trek into the Northumberland snow field can hear Werner on Wednesday night (December 1st) in the cafe of Hexham's Queens Hall (8:00 pm).
Russell.

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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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