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Camille Thurman: "Their [Tia Fuller & Mimi Jones] advice? If you're going to sing and play, be great at both or don't bother." - (DownBeat November 2018).

Greg Fishman: "I've loved playing music since I was 12, practising 8 hours a day, because I loved doing it every minute." - (DownBeat November 2018.)

Today Thursday October 18

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society - Gateshead Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead NE8 4LN. 5:00pm. Fortnightly meeting. This week: Artie Shaw Story

Evening

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band - St James’ & St Basil’s Church, Fenham Hall Drive, Fenham, Newcastle NE4 9XP. 7:30pm. £10.00.

Olie Brice Quintet - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. Tel: 091 222 9882. 8:00pm. £10.00. & £8.00. JNE.

Maine St. Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Holywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NJ. 8:30pm. Free. Sitters in welcome!

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm.

Tees Hot Club w. Richie Emmerson (alto); Dave Stansfield (tenor); Ted Pearce (keys) - Dormans Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 9pm. Free.

Freshers' Jam - Bar Loco, Leazes Park Rd., Newcastle NE1 4PG. 8pm till late. NUJO invite sitters-in to join them for a jam.

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

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

CD Review: Chick Corea - The Vigil

Chick Corea (keys/synth); Tim Garland (ten/sop/clt/fl); Charles Altura (gtr); Hadrien Feraud (bs); Marcus Gilmore (dms); Perneil Saturnino (perc); Gayle Moran Corea (vcl) + Stanley Clarke (bs) Ravi Coltrane (sax).
(Review by Lance).
A new release by Chick Corea is an event not to be overlooked. When it also features Tim Garland then the interest is doubled for those of us in the north east who have a special affection for Tim due to his long association with the area (One time Director of Music at Newcastle Uni, various collaborations with Northern Sinfonia and the delightful quirkiness of living in a lighthouse at Whitley Bay) and, of course, his instrumental and compositional skills.
Corea and Garland have worked together on many occasions and this surely ranks with the best. Corea, needless to say, is a delight on piano, soloing or filling, he's always where he's needed. If I personally prefer his keyboard work to his synthesizing that is just my view.If you listen to the piano accompaniment to Mrs Corea singing Outside of Space and then listen to Pledge For Peace you may see what I mean. The latter track has Stanley Clarke on bass and Ravi Coltrane on tenor in a tribute to Ravi's old man John.
Royalty has nothing to do with babies but is a tribute to drummer Roy Haynes (drummer Gilmore is Haynes' grandson)  Galaxy 32 Star 4 suggests Corea may be seeking to move out of town - way out of town...
He says "The idea of life outside of Earth has always inspired me to envision a new and better existence. I consider what we have here and now on this planet as something less than the pinnacle of existence. I like to imagine what could be created in an ideal culture in a new world where the creative imagination is considered the most valuable possession one could have."
Amen to that brother.
Chick Corea - The Vigil is released by CONCORDJAZZ on August 12.
Lance.

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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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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.)
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