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Bebop Spoken There

Howard Riley: “When I started out playing jazz back in the late 50s, early 60s, if you wanted a gig you had to learn some standards.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Eric Harland: “I love swing and I’m always going to swing but I also know that you can take a hip-hop groove and improvise with that just like you would with a swing pattern.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Today Saturday April 29

Afternoon

1pm: Dean Stockdale Trio. 2:30pm: Abbie Finn Quartet 4pm: Rick Laughlin Trio - Quakerhouse, Mechanics’ Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. 01325 245052. 1:00-5:00pm. Free (donations).

Evening

Dave O’Higgins with Durham Alumni Big Band - Majestic Theatre, Bondgate, Darlington DL3 7JT. Support set by Durham County Youth Big Band (7:15pm). £12.00. (+ concs).

Late night jam session - Quakerhouse, Mechanics’ Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. 01325 245052.10:30pm. Free.

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Ruby Turner - Alnwick Playhouse. 7:30pm. £21.00. & £20.00.

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Fever & Friends - Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields NE333 3NG. 7:30pm. £12.00. 0191 454234.

Bradley Johnston (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 7:30pm. No cover charge.

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

Friday, February 14, 2014

The Collective @ Hoochie Coochie February 13

Tim Bloomer (gtr); Dominic Snaith (keys); Paul Crown (drums); Martyn Dixon (bs. gtr.); Kieron (vcl).
Good to see The Collective back at Hoochie and with a good crowd in attendance, It was rockier and less jazz orientated than previous gigs with only Tim and Dominic from the last Collective on stage. Nevertheless, they're all talented young guys and when Kieron joined them for the second set the sparks flew.
I remember Kieron from one of the Splinter jam sessions where he sang the verse to As Time Goes By completely unaccompanied. This time he was in a bluesier mode - Long John Baldry was a comparison made although the final I'm Comin' Home Baby was Mel Tormé.
The first set was solid Rock with overtones of Cream evident in the guitar blasts from Tim Bloomer and Martyn on bass. Paul had effective solos and kept the adrenalin flowing whilst Dominic Snaith produced much more than mere piano sounds from his keyboard stack.
The Collective are back next month and a new combo, The Pilgrim St. Band - a brainchild of Paul Susans - are here next week.
March 7 it's JASON REBELLO!
How does Warren manage to pull so many names to his Pilgrim St. bar?
If you like what he does now's the time to show your support. Not just by buying the tickets which we hope you'll do anyway (only £10 for JR!) but to cast your vote for Hoochie in this year's Licensed Trade Awards by following the link.  http://www.licensedtradeinternational.com/awards.php
Lance.
PS: Can anyone name check the band for me?
PPS: Thanks to Tim for corrections.

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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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