Bebop Spoken There
Bobby Shew: "I feel that every player should sit down and learn to play a little bit of drums in order to gain the ability to swing from a rhythmic point of view." - (Crescendo, February 1980).
Diana Krall: “When I started out, I wanted to sing like Ernestine Anderson and play piano like Monty Alexander. That hasn’t changed much, but you settle into accepting what you do.” – (Down Beat December 2014).
Today Thursday December 18
VIEUX CARRE JAZZMEN - The Millstone, Haddricks Mill Rd., South Gosforth, NE3 1QL. 1:00pm. 0191 2853429. FREE.
New Orleans in nice pub with 4 real ales, good food and a banjo!
Good Time jazz with vocals by Olive.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Monday, July 30, 2012
Don Bagley was 85.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
(Review by Lance)
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012
(Review by Lance).
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Catch 'em young is the motto here - Who knows there maybe a future Pizza Express Star here - either on stage or in the kitchen!
(Review by Ann Alex.)
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Splinter at the Bridge’s season-ending all day festival enticed a good number of folk, some were in it for the long haul - from noon ‘til late - and one keen jazzer made the journey from the west coast (Cumbria not California). The Lindsay Hannon Plus got things under way with a set of tunes drawn from the standard repertoire and beyond including Anais Mitchell’s Old Fashioned Hat and Billy Joel’s Where’s the Orchestra? Hannon’s sensitive interpretation of a lyric and her self-penned lyrics to Joshua Redman’s Wish held the attention. The band - Alan Law (piano), Andy Champion (bass) and Mark Robertson (drums) - went for a lazy saloon bar take on So long, Big Time as Hannon closed a good opening set.
Monday, July 23, 2012
(Review by Ann Alex).
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Saturday, July 21, 2012
The accompanying group were absolutely right on the money and the girls themselves had some instrumental moments with Marcello playing accordion, Kate, glockenspiel and melodica and Stephanie, flute.
Friday, July 20, 2012
(Review by Lance)
Thursday, July 19, 2012
O proud left foot, that ventures quick within
Then soon upon a backward journey lithe.
Anon, once more the gesture, then begin:
Command sinistral pedestal to writhe.
Commence thou then the fervid Hokey-Poke,
A mad gyration, hips in wanton swirl.
To spin! A wilde release from Heavens yoke.
Blessed dervish! Surely canst go, girl.
The Hoke, the poke -- banish now thy doubt
Verily, I say, 'tis what it's all about.
-- by "William Shakespeare"
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
PS: Daryl Sherman is at the Green Man, Norwich tomorrow (July 17) and at the Edinburgh Jazz Festival Friday and Saturday (July 20/21).
Sunday, July 15, 2012
(Review by Lance).
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Jazz North East.
Updated info on show.
Friday, July 13, 2012
There is a small charge of just under £3 for any donation big or small. Clark's money for care runs out in September so time is of the essence.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
(Review by Lance.)
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Monday, July 09, 2012
Described as an unconventional salute to Ellington it is certainly that! Nevertheless, it isn't an album to dismiss out of hand irrespective of whether you're in the "Duke who?" camp or the "Was he a DJ who had a cat called Tiddles?" care home.
(Review by Lance)
If you have any questions about Jazz in Prague let me know and I'll forward them on.
Sunday, July 08, 2012
Saturday, July 07, 2012
Of course we also wish Andy Murray - a tennis player - well in the hope that we may finally see him smile.
The Golden Highway is a brilliant example of this 'multi-tasking' with splash of grand opera intermingled with latin/motown/jazz and funk plus a few more. Click on the link to learn and hear more.
Oh yes then there's a terrific lyric by Colin Sell:
Chapeaux Colin Sell! and thank you Andrea Picton for bringing this to my attention on Facebook.
Friday, July 06, 2012
Our Guest group for this evening attracted a very good audience of enthusiastic members and new faces. With the musicians warming up like athletes before the concert it was obvious that we were about to experience a superb evening.
The idea was to nip over on the Shields' Ferry to catch Rendezvous Jazz, grab a beer and return - my thirst quenched, my musical taste buds sated. However, suddenly, things did, like the best laid schemes of mice and men, gan awry.
Thursday, July 05, 2012
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
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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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