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Artie Shaw: “I'm not interested in giving people what they want--I'm interested in making music.” – (DownBeat October 15, 1939).

Jason Marsalis: “There's so many places that this music can go and there's a lot yet to be discovered.'” – (DownBeat April 2018)

Today Saturday March 17


Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas @ Sunderland Empire, High St West, Sunderland SR1 3EX. 2:30pm. Featuring Rat Pack Big Band & Burrelli Sisters.


KOAN 7 - the Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:00pm. £5.00. (£4.00. concs). ‘Form and Space’ ‘An evening of free improvisation and original composition’. Line-up includes John Pope (solo improvised set).

Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas @ Sunderland Empire, High St West, Sunderland SR1 3EX. 7:30pm. Featuring Rat Pack Big Band & Burrelli Sisters.

Boys of Brass - Brandling Villa, Haddricks Mill Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1QL. 9:00pm. Free.

Ben Cipolla - Great Broughton Village Hall, Ingleby Road, Great Broughton, Cleveland TS9 7ER. 7:30pm. Tickets: £12.50 from 01642 712176.

Gilded Thieves - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Monday, February 04, 2013

Jean-Luc Ponty - Original Album Series

In 1974, fresh from a tour with the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jean-Luc Ponty signed a solo deal with Atlantic Records. Throughout the next decade, Ponty recorded 12 visionary albums all of which entered the Billboard Jazz Charts in the top 5. This collection of original recordings features five of the albums recorded by Ponty during that time, including the critically acclaimed and hugely successfully Upon the Wings of Music (1975), Aurora (1975), Imaginary Voyage (1976), Enigmatic Ocean (1977) and Cosmic Messenger (1978). These recordings established Ponty as key player in the growing jazz-rock movement at the time. In 1977, Ponty charted in the top 40 with Enigmatic Ocean and again with Cosmic Messenger in 1978.
Through his work, Jean-Luc Ponty liberated the violin’s image and capabilities from its classical and folk roots. By experimenting with electronics and synthesizers, he came a pioneer of the electric violin in the 1970s, going on to become the undisputed master of his instrument in this area. On his solo work, Ponty displays his own brand of imaginative jazz fusion, unpredictable and adventurous. This set of original recordings released by Warner Jazz is a must have for fans of jazz fusion. 
Jean-Luc Ponty - Original Album Series is released on February 11

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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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