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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 Tuesday September 25

Afternoon

Classic Swing - The Ship, Front St., Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.

Evening

Jam session - Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. Free.

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

Monday, January 07, 2013

Mike Carr's Blue Note Band Re-visited.

Mention of Mike Carr and the Emcee Five at the Jazz Café on Sunday brought this CD by Mike Carr's Blue Note Band. to mind. I reviewed it a few years back and, upon re-listening, I find it just as captivating as I did then. It's as good as most things, with a few exceptions, that American Blue Note threw at us and, with Carr's groove based Hammond digging in deep, the Brothers Fishwick - true to the idiom - and tenor player Steve Kaldestad rattling through the changes, this is the kind of disc Keith would love to play in "The Caff" to keep the guys up to scratch.
Somehow, the Jazz Café, in its own way, seemed to bring the ambience we associated with The Down Beat, The Agogo, The New Orleans Club, Melbourne Street etc. back to life. Of course Keith was involved with them all so I suppose it isn't surprising. My two favourite organists are from the North-east. Mike Carr, the champ and Gerry Richardson the number one contender - oh yes and there's Mrs. Higgs who plays in the Comrades Club on Saturday, the one-armed fellow who plays in the Ex-Serviceman's and the vicar's wife who does things to the organ on Sunday mornings.
Lance.
I hope these notes weren't too blue!

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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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