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Bebop Spoken There

Piers Paul Read: "Bruce Reynolds and Biggs shared an interest in Sex, Jazz and Hemingway." - (The Train Robbers by Piers Paul Read, Coronet Books 1979.)

George Shearing: "Speaking about Johann Sebastian Bach I think he'd be a real jazzer if he were alive today. I mean any man who has two wives, twenty kids, gets kicked out of the church for being too harmonically radical and drinks beer can't be all wrong can he?" - (Crescendo March 1984.)

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Similarly, CDs received by post will only be considered if accompanied by sufficient background material.
Finally, bear in mind that this is a jazz-based site when submitting your album.
Lance

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Today Thursday July 19

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Maine St. Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Holywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NJ. 8:30pm. Free.

Alexys de Alfaro: Guitar Dreams with Coco Vega - Prohibition Bar, Arch 3, Brandling Street, Gateshead NE8 2BA. Doors 7:00pm. A ‘jar on the bar’ gig. Guitar & percussion.

Alter Ego - St James’ & St Basil’s Church, Fenham Hall Drive, Newcastle NE4 9EJ. 7:30pm. £10.00.

Jesse Bannister Quartet - Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. £10.00. (£8.00. concs.). JNE.

Northern Monkey Brass Band - Jubilee Park, Spennymoor DL16. 6:00-9:00pm. Free. Big BRASS Bash (Durham Brass Festival).

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm.

Tees Hot Club w. Donna Hewitt (alto); Josh Bentham (tenor); Dave Archbaid (keys) - Dormans Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 9pm. Free.

Jazz Jam - Fire Station, High Street West, Sunderland SR1 3DT. Tel: 0191 594 7241. 8pm. Free.

Billy's Buskers: Plug in and Play - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 7:00pm. Free.

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

Monday, November 07, 2011

John Mayall in Concert - Oli Brown Band @ The Sage, Gateshead.

John Mayall (vcl/hca/keys/gtr); Rocky Athos (gtr); Greg Rzab (bs); Jay Davenport (dms).
Hall One gave British Blues Legend John Mayall a warm welcome as he went into favourites past and present opening up with a solo on Another Man's Daughter. The grey-haired, pony-tailed veteran belied his years as he fired on harp, guitar and keyboard before bringing on the band.
And it was quite a band with Rocky Athos proving to be a worthy successor to some of Mayall's previous guitar heroes such as Clapton, Peter Green and Mick Taylor. Greg Rzab had a long time to wait for his feature but cometh the hour cometh the man and he had an almighty blast on Room to Move. Jay Davenport also had a late feature but it was his hypnotic train rhythm on so many numbers that showed his worth.
And what about the old man himself? - He's still got it. Parchman Farm from the back catalogue never fails to score but Song of Something and Tough Times Ahead from his latest album, Tough, showed he is still ahead of the game.
Oli Brown (gtr.vcl); Ron Sayer (bs); Wayne Proctor (dms).
Earlier, the Oli Brown Band kicked things off. Brown, described by MOJO magazine as "the hottest young pistol in British Blues" lived up to his reputation with some heavy metal thrashes bringing to mind Cream and various blues/rock bands. He's got the technique and the vocal chops so watch this space - he's a kid who's arriving fast.
During the interval I popped my head around the corner where Lindsay Hannon's vocal protégées were strutting their stuff including a certain correspondent of this blog who sang, quite charmingly, Every Time We Say Goodbye
Lance.

3 comments :

Anonymous said...

Lance, Thanks for the mention.
From 'she who sings charmingly'

Col said...

Another Man's Daughter?

'Another Man (Done Gone)' surely?

Lance said...

Col. you are correct of course. Mama Talk to Your Daughter, which came later, somehow got confused with Another Man Done Gone or maybe it was the pre-concert visit to the Central Bar!

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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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