Jam Session- Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. Free.
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
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Sunday, March 09, 2014
Sunday Salsa Jam.
John Rowland (ten); Chris Finch (pno); Dave Parker (bs); Stuart McKie (gtr); Michael Howard (dms).
Salsa was slow today with few punters in. However, the music was good and, as it was also my birthday, I paid homage to the god Bacchus, Talking of birthdays, apart from myself, Mickey Spillane and Bobby Fischer (chess) today is also the date that Ornette Coleman and Herschel Evans landed on the planet. Listening to John Rowland it was the latter rather than the former who sprang to mind and perhaps one of these days John will give us his version of Blue and Sentimental. As it was, we had, during my one set stay, East of the Sun, Man I Love, Scrapple From the Apple, Loverman, Indiana, The Preacher and Footprints.
All musicians were on form.
Worth dropping by on a Sunday afternoon. Lance.
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.)