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Ben Williams: "Jaco [Pastorius] is almost like the Charlie Parker of the bass)." - (DownBeat November 2018).

Dana Hall: "My philosophy is that everyone in the band is a drummer." - (DownBeat November 2018.)

Today Friday October 19

Afternoon

Dean Stockdale Trio - Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. Tel: 03000 269 524. 1:00pm. £5.00.

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Golden Lion, Corbridge. 12:30pm for a 'Jazz Lunch'.

Evening

Beats & Pieces Big Band - Middlesbrough Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2QJ. Tel: 01642 729729. 7:30pm. £10.00. Middlesbrough Jazz Weekender. Note programme and time change.

Awkward Family Portraits - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.

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

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 :

Liz said...

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

russell said...

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.
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