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

Friday, October 11, 2013

Splinter @ The Bridge This Sunday October 13.

There's a treat in store for those who want to hear great sax playing at the Bridge, Newcastle, on Sunday night..
I refer to the Rachael Cohen Quartet. Rachael re-located in London from Birmingham and created quite a few waves with her lyrical sax playing and her original compositions. The tour is aimed at promoting the band's debut CD which is, in theory, launched at King's Place tonight. However, Tyler McDiarmid's mixing/mastering studio in New York was broken into and the masters went along with the equipment! He's rushing to get it re-mixed and mastered but hasn't been able to do it in time for the tour.
Rachael has promised to post a copy out to anyone who makes an advance purchase as soon as they become available.
On guitar Tom Ford replaces  Phil Robson who it seems had to be elsewhere
Calum Gourlay, yet another jazz jock, is also well known both north and south of the border whilst Tommy Bashford on drums is one of Birmingham's finest.
This is going to be an evening to remember...
Lance.
Tour Dates.
Fri. 11 @ 6:30        London - King's Place, 90 York Way, N1 9AG - £9.50 *ALBUM LAUNCH* http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on-book-tickets/music/rachael-cohen-halftime-official-debut-album-launch#.UjyBRdJ6Y8I  

Sun. 13 @ 8.15      Newcastle upon Tyne - Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, NE1 1RQ - £6

Weds. 16 @ 9        Edinburgh - The Jazz Bar, 1A Chambers St, EH1 1HR - £7/£5http://www.thejazzbar.co.uk/ 0131 220 4298

Thurs. 17 @ 8        Glasgow Art Club, 185 Bath St, G2 4HU - £7/£5

Mon. 21 @ 9          Birmingham, Prince of Wales 85 Cambridge St, B1 2NP - free


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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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