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Bebop Spoken There

Charlie Parker: "I'm accused of being one of the pioneers [of Bebop]." - (Down Beat September 9, 1949).

Eric Harland: “Sometimes when drummers play with other drummers they get caught up in ‘I don’t want to look like the weaker drummer.’ Then they tend to overplay. There is an insecurity element.” – (Jazz Times November 2014).

Bebop Spoken There Archives.

Today Saturday November 29

Afternoon.
TEES VALLEY JAZZMEN - Devonport Hotel, Middleton One Row, nr. Darlington. 1.30pm.
Dixieland (or should that be "Darloland"?) at it's best.
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LINDY JAZZ BLUES WEEKEND - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 1pm. £?
Blues Workshop. I always thought a Blues Workshop meant working on a chain gang! Follow up gig in the evening.
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TBA - Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club - St. Augustine's, Larchfield Tce., Darlington DL3 7TG. 12.30pm. £10.
Monthly - Back Dec. 6.
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PLAY JAZZ WORKSHOP, Sage Gateshead. 2pm. £19/£17.
Players of all instruments and levels learn from the masters.Monthly - Back Dec. 6.
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Evening
DIACHRONIX - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1. 9pm. Free.
Gabrielle Heller and Steve Glendinning combine for something a little different from their normal fare.
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LINDY JAZZ BLUES WEEKEND - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8pm (doors). Gig circa 8.30pm. £?.
Blues Party following afternoon workshop.
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LADIES OF MIDNIGHT BLUE - Live Theatre, Quayside, Newcastle. 8pm. £5.
Hannabiell & Yilis pounding the skins.
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SOLO JAZZ - Cherry Tree, 9 Osborne Rd, Jesmond NE2 2AE. 0191 2399924. 7.30pm.
Quality food and music.
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HAVANA CLUB 5 - Bar Loco, Leazes Park Rd., Newcastle. 9pm. Free.
A taste of Cuba...
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RENDEZVOUS JAZZ - Sandpiper, Cullercoats. 8.30pm £3.
Monthly session featuring Maureen Hall and like-mindedstompers. Back Dec. 6

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Headhunters descend on Under The Bridge for their only UK date in 2013 25th April 2013, 7PM Under the Bridge, Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, London, SW6 1HS


Although some 300 miles away from our normal stomping ground I think a lot of our regulars may be interested in the sole UK appearance of The Headhunters. - particularly those interested in some of the more peripheral  forms of contemporary jazz.
Read what Dom Christopher has to say about the gig...
Lance.
Legendary pianist Herbie Hancock’s renowned backing band, The Headhunters, will play their first gig in the UK for over two years when they come to state-of-the-art West London venue Under The Bridge this April.

First assembled in 1973 the band marked a notable change in musical direction for Hancock. The subsequent 1973 album ‘Headhunters’ is the first album to garner gold status in jazz history. Following the release of ‘Head Hunters’ the band toured and recorded for several years with Hancock, releasing the masterpieces Thrust (1974), Flood (1975), and Manchild (1975).  In 1976 the Headhunters ventured out on their own, recording the classic Survival Of The Fittest, followed by Straight to the Gate (1978), Return of the Headhunters (1998), and Evolution Revolution in 2003. Last year the band released Platinum, an album that bridges genres and generations, deftly switching between Hip-Hop, Jazz, Funk, Rap and R&B, and featuring guest appearances from the likes of Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, and Killah Priest.
Featuring original members Mike Clark (drums) and Bill Summers (percussion), the current incarnation is completed by Reggie Washington on bass, Rob Dixon on tenor sax and Rob Bargad on the keys.
Spanning the globe from Africa to Broadway, The Headhunters' music is a complex but harmonious blend of many styles and genres. From the instant funk classic “Chameleon” to the rare-groove sound of “God Make Me Funky”, one of the most sampled jazz/fusion songs in modern music history, the Headhunters have redefined modern funk, world music, and jazz as one of the most innovative groups of all time.
Dom Christophers

2 comments :

  1. "The subsequent 1973 album ‘Headhunters’ is the first album to garner gold status in jazz history".
    I don't think that's right, "Bitches Brew" by Miles Davis got gold a year after its released in 1970 and "Time Out" by Brubeck before that in 1959. Also it seems the first ever gold record was by Glen Miller: Chattanooga Choo Choo in 1942.

    Pierre

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    1. Yes I too found this questionable. Getz/Gilberto also preceded Headhunters.

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