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Bebop Spoken There

Jimi Durso: "Be in tune when you hit the stage [At a jam session]. Also, bring a list of songs you know." - (DownBeat October 2018).

Jazzmeia Horn: "She's not a jazz singer whoever she is [Aretha Franklin]." - (Blindfold Test, DownBeat October 2018).

Today Wednesday September 26

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8:00pm. £1.00.

Community Hall New Orleans Band - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm £3.00. 20th anniversary of Jazz at Springwell. Guests.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson Street, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

Jam session - Dun Cow, Brandling Village, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 4RS. Tel: 0191 338 7981. 8:00pm. Free. House trio led by Bradley Johnston.

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

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Keith's Café @ Newcastle University Jan. 29.

The Newcastle University Jazz Orchestra: Josh Lane (flug); Tom Priestley (tpt); Jordan Alfonso (alt); Don Gillway (keys); Nick Loughlin (bs); Nathan Post (dms); Ella El-Salah (vcl).
(Review by Lance.)
The re-naming of the Arts Dept. Café to Keith's Café was a loving gesture to a man who was very much a part of Uni life - Crombie regularly handed Jazz Café fliers to students as they left the campus for lunch - becoming a legend in the process.
Tonight music students showed their appreciation with a spirited performance.
Ella El-Sahah proved to be well named with her interpretations of Angel Eyes, How High the Moon, Amy's Valerie, Midnight Train to Georgia and My Favourite Things - among others. Ella is imaginative and her voice has a touch of class - just like another Ella.
The trumpet and flugel front line produced a good sound but it was the arrival of altoist Alfonso that raised the bar on Night in Tunisia, Green Dolphin Street and Take Five. The rhythm section did the business and it was an enjoyable experience. Photos by Kaveh Emami.
Don Forbes Quartet: Don Forbes (tpt); Mike Papapavlou (gtr); Paul Grainger/Dave Parker (bs); Chris Finch (pno).
Jazz Café regulars Mike Papapavlou and Chris Finch worked out on All the Things You Are before being joined by Forbes and Grainger for a set that included Softly As In A Morning Sunrise, Come Rain or Come Shine, Stella by Starlight, There Will Never Be Another You/Keith, Straight No Chaser. and the highlight, for me, Monk's Dream.
An excellent evening that I'm sure would have made Keith feel very proud particularly during the re-naming ceremony..
Photos by Lance.
Lance.

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

It was a good night! Just one correction Lance
The Jazz Orchestra was from Newcastle University, we were in the Newcastle University campus not Northumbria

Mike Papapavlou

Lance said...

Whoops! Sorry Mike - too much biere I guess. Error now corrected.

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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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