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Gene Ramey: "McShann stomped off at a fast tempo. This wasn't one of those slow-trains-through-Arkansas tempos, this was like that train between Chicago and Milwaukee. I mean fast." - (Stanley Crouch: Kansas City Lightning - The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker. Pub. Harper Collins 2013).

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

Today Tuesday October 23

Afternoon

Classic Swing - The Ship, Front St., Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.

Evening

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

Thursday, October 24, 2013

CD Review: Andre Canniere - Coalescence

Andre Canniere (tpt); Ivo Neame (pno/acc); Hannes Riepler (gtr); Ryan Trebilcock (bs); Jon Scott (dms).
(Review by Lance)
Whirlwind seem to be moving rapidly to the forefront of British jazz labels. In recent months the King's Place epicentre has released a number of releases that may well feature in the Album of the Year scenario for those who are looking beyond yesterday but not quite as far forward as late tomorrow.
This is just such a disc.
Canniere moved to London from NYC in 2008 having worked in The Apple with Maria Schneider, Bjorkestra, Ingrid Jensen and others.- how strange that these days they are coming over here!
Canniere has an impressive library of "licks" - no change that to "Phrases" - whatever, he's got them! 
Canniere, the blurb tells me, cites 'memory and situations, both dear and dire, in composing for Coalescence. Fracking, US gun culture, the itinerant musician's life, just some of his inspirations. and they come through in this probing experience.
It's good stuff.
Austrian guitarist Riepler is another welcome import and Neame, of course, we know well from Kairos Quartet and Phronesis  - as well as the other projects he often pops up in. Trebilcock? Another who pops up in all sorts of top level gigs and does the business.
Jon Scott's played on 25 albums - need I say more? Well yes I can because his solos and fills are absolutely perfect!
Details and availability from Whirlwind.
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.
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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