Bebop Spoken There
Kenny Dorham: "Diz has on a green job with low vents. The upturned horn has a silver bell. That gives us green on silver on black-and-yellow socks. Wow!" - (Down Beat June 15, 1966).
Cécile McLorin Salvant: “I am one of the unfortunate users of Spotify – which is not great for us musicians. I use it because it’s so easy to pick up anything you want anywhere…” – (Jazzwise August 2014).
Today Thursday July 31
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.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
(Review by Russell).
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
Gateshead International Jazz Festival 2012's Ayanna returns to The Sage Gateshead Tuesday November 6, 2012
(Review by Lance.)
Well, with the help of the Metro and the number 309 - and, of course, that Good Old Wagon the number 27 for the final leg of the return trip I made it.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
(Review by Lance.)
Friday, October 26, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Chinese food and jazz have always been a great duo and with Daryl Sherman on the bill, the combo is a perfect match. Not only does she pick great musicians and songs, but no one knows how to order (and consume) Chinese food like Daryl Sherman! Join in on the fun ....an easy Midtown Direct train ride from Manhattan or easy to reach by car...
24 Main Street, Madison, NJ
PS: Russell has just reminded me that Daryl is appearing at next year's Whitley Bay Classic Jazz Party.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Nationwide search for best unsigned Blues Musicians chooses Redcar for North East heat - musicians from across the country urged to enter now!!
A cross-section compilation taken from 30 years of recordings by the Westbrook Trio.
Westbrook Trio - Three Into Wonderful - Release date October 29, 2012.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
A couple of weeks ago I send out a preliminary notice about a public meeting on the future of jazz provision in the North East. That meeting is now imminent, and I cannot stress strongly enough how important this could be to maintaining, indeed improving, a vibrant jazz scene in the region . . . I urge everybody who has an interest in jazz, whether as musician, promoter, educator, student or audience member, to get along - even if you don't feel able to contribute to discussion, your very presence at the meeting will help show how strongly we all feel about the music we love.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
The Sage Gateshead’s intimate four hundred capacity Hall Two hosted the opening concert of this year’s International Guitar Festival. Hot Club specialists Djangologie could not have wished for a better platform on which to launch their new CD. Djangologists, students of the guitar and other discerning concert goers heard classic material and a few numbers in the idiom composed by bassist Mick Shoulder.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
(Review by Lance.)
(Review by Lance)
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
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Photo supplied by Colin Aitchison.
(Review by Lance.).
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Saturday, October 13, 2012
The Lit & Phil’s commitment to presenting jazz gigs shows no signs of abating. Twenty four hours after Swiss pianist Christoph Stiefel wowed the audience in the Loftus Room it was the turn of
And that restriction, jazzers, is one of the rules about playing Indian ragas, as I learned when attending the lecture about South Asian music, at the Sage on Tuesday this week, given by Prof. David Clarke of
Friday, October 12, 2012
(Review by Lance).
Yes, Lewis this is sad news indeed. I remember well the Sneck sessions at the Corner House with Colin on alto and you on tenor and soprano blowing some great stuff. I would hazard a guess that Sneck was the first young modern band to make an impact on the local scene in the late 1970's/early '80's.
Thoughts are with you and Colin's closest.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Warner Jazz present the first ever comprehensive two-disc collection of the renowned American saxophonist David Sanborn. ‘Then Again’ - The Anthology spans 20 years of his illustrious career at both Warner Bros and Elektra Records.
Monday, October 08, 2012
As well as gigs, there will be plenty of opportunities to get involved, whether you are a serious musician, or a toddler wanting to make some sounds. In addition to ticketed events Marsden Jazz Festival features many free concerts, giving festival-goers the chance to experience jazz from traditional to contemporary to experimental. This year, in 48 hours, Marsden expects to host over 8,000 visitors at 78 events in more than 20 indoor and outdoor venues.
Sunday, October 07, 2012
Saturday, October 06, 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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