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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 Friday September 22

Scarborough Jazz Festival - Day one of three.
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Afternoon
Rendezvous Jazz - The Black Horse, Front St., Monkseaton, Whitley Bay NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.
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Zoe Gilby Quartet - Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. 1pm. £5.
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Evening
Kentucky Cowtippers - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
Sean Noonan: Memorable Sticks - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £8/£6.
Backyard Rhythm Orchestra + Monkey Puzzle - o2 Academy, Newcastle. Doors 6:30pm. Curfew 10pm.
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Dave Newton & Dean Stockdale - Traveller's Rest, 2 West Auckland Rd., Cockerton, Darlington DL3 9ER. 8:30pm. £10.
Smokin' Spitfires - Forum Music Centre, Borough Rd., Darlington DL1 1SG. 7:30pm. £10.
Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7pm.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

R.I.P. Mick Danby

Just got word that Mick Danby has passed away after eventually losing his battle with cancer. Bassist, piano tuner and occasional trumpet player, Mick will be remembered for all of those things but, most of all, as an all round good guy.
Sadly missed.
Lance.

8 comments :

  1. Very sad news indeed. Condolences to Micks family.

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  2. The Jazz Man team are saddened to hear the news re Mick Danby. Mick kindly gave some of his time last year to the doc; we will forever be thankful for his contribution and good stories!

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  3. Devastating news, sincere condolences from the Soundpower Orchestra to Teresa.

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    1. Thank you Don. Mick loved his time with Soundpower, he was proud to be a part of it.

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  4. Condolences from all at Ashington Jazz Club.

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  5. Hazel Hanley (Hexham Jazz Club)Sunday, March 02, 2014 10:14:00 am

    It was very sad to hear that Mick Danby, superlative bass player and first class human being has died this week, after an illness of over a year. He played for us several times, and was a warm, witty generous bloke. He'll be missed by many.

    best wishes Hazel

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  6. Mick, tuned our piano here at the studio regularly and was always warm and entertaining. unlike many other piano tuners Mick actually learned his trade while making pianos for bespoke piano builders Lawrence and Nash. I have used other piano tuners since but none have ever had the same level knowledge and skill especially when attention to detail in piano repair was concerned. He had the biggest tool kit and an even bigger heart.
    RIP, Mick,
    The last of the old school piano tuners. You are sorely missed.
    James Hutchinson,
    Miners' Hall Studio
    Silksworth, Sunderland

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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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