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Bebop Spoken There

Vadim Neselovskyi, Professor of Jazz Piano, Berklee College of Music: “Every pianist has to deal with a very complex left-hand part at some point. This is the essential pianistic experience – to split your brain into two halves and execute two very different tasks at the same time.” – (Down Beat September 2017).

Roscoe Mitchell: “To me, improvisation is trying to improve your skills so you can make these on-point compositional decisions. That takes practice.” – (Down Beat September 2017)

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Today Tuesday September 26

Afternoon
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Black Bull, 98 Front St., East Boldon NE36 0SG. 1pm. Free. 0191 5365127. 2nd of 6 consecutive gigs. 2 mins from East Boldon metro.
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Evening
Maine Street Jazzmen - Royal British Legion, West Jesmond Ave., Newcastle NE2 3EX. 8:30pm. £5.
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Gilad Atzmon @ Westoe Fete


Today I went to the Westoe Fete in South Shields. The last time I visited this picturesque event was quite a few years back. On that occasion I picked up a copy of John Chilton's Who's Who of British Jazz. An invaluable tome of reference.
This time round I'd reached almost the last stall empty handed when, lo and behold, it appeared - a novel by Gilad Atzmon My One and Only Love. At 50p it was not to be passed by.
I retired immediately to the nearby County Hotel for a pint of EPA (£2.39) and perused the opening chapters. Being by Gilad it is bizarre and full of the propaganda that he propagates
However, it is done in such a humourous way that it is difficult to take offence although I am sure many did in 2005 when it was published  and thinking back to earlier this year and the controversy that cancelled his appearance at the Star and Shadow one wonders of the reaction had word got round that a copy of a book by Gilad was on sale in Westoe Village!
Lance.

2 comments :

  1. well Lance I know nothing about this author , nor his work, but my goodness, I know that title through my love of the song, which as you know is my all time fave
    Liz

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  2. I've read Gilad's novel and as Lance suggests there is a lot of laugh out loud humour. As for Gilad's music, I imagine the reedsman in bop mode would most appeal to Liz.

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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.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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