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Bebop Spoken There

Grant Green Jr.: "One thing that most people--especially jazz cats--don't realise is that all of your jazz standards were once pop standards" - DownBeat July 2018).

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Bobby Sanabria: "Tito Puente was not a very tall man, but when he played the timbales he was a giant among men." - DownBeat July 2018).

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Today Wednesday June 20

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8:00pm. £1.00.

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Cancelled!

Francis Tulip Quartet - Sage Gateshead, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. 6:30pm. Concourse gig.

Cancelled!

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Emma Fisk & James Birkett + Hot Club du Nord - Sage Gateshead Sage Gateshead, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4666. 8:00pm. £15.30.

Steve Glendinning & Paul Grainger - Dun Cow, Brandling Village, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 4RS. 8pm. Free.

Community Hall New Orleans Band - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm £3.00.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson Street, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Georgia Mancio Trio @ Cadogan Hall

Georgia Mancio (vcl); Nigel Price (gtr); Julie Walkington (bs).
(Review by Lance.)
Voice and guitar opened up with Alone Together - total empathy 'twixt the two. Adventurous reading of the lyric and meaningful chords and counter melodies from guitar. The Walkington bass entered the fray for No More Blues sung, initially, in Portuguese. It sounded authentic. Guitar and bass played interesting lines that complemented each other.Softly, As I Leave You, reminded us of the late Matt Monro but Georgia put her own brand on it with an emotive bass and voice introduction. This girl can interpret a lyric with the best of them adding sweeps and slurs to reshape the song in her own image.
The multi-titled Day in the Life of a Fool aka Manha de Carnival and the theme from Black Orpheus was done delightfully. The not quite penultimate Gone With the Wind began in 3/4 then went into 4/4 then back to 3/4 then 4/4 and so on. Bass and guitar exchanged fours and Georgia took it out as it began. We'll be Together Again and I Can't Give You Anything But Love.closed the set.
The interval flew by in conversation with an interesting lady. We both agreed it had been a splendid set and looked forward to next set.
More Jobim with Bonita which segued into Charade and then Moonray. Back to Jobim for You'll See before That Old Black Magic had us in it's spell. A House is not a Home, I Thought About You with Georgia taking a whistling chorus - whistling is becoming a lost art but she does it so well.
Then it was over. A tremendous way to spend an afternoon.
As well as some fine singing we were reminded just what a wonderful guitarist Nigel Price is. I'd never heard Julie Walkington prior to this afternoon but I'll look forward to hearing her again. Some of the contrapuntal passages with bass and guitar were something else again.
Outside the temperature would have been hot in Ecuador and I just melted so, regrettably didn't make the CD Launch Followed By Thirteen over by Tower Bridge - sorry guys.
Talking about CDs. Check out Come Rain or Come Shine by Georgia Mancio..
Lance.

1 comment :

Liz said...

just been listening to Nigel Price on Utube, playing " Speak Low" lovely sound & what a great number that is...Cadogan Hall is surely one of London's finest venues architecturally speaking
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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