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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 Sunday September 24

Scarborough Jazz Festival - Day three of three.
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Afternoon.
More Jam - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 3pm. Free.
Ian Harrington (solo piano) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12:30pm. Free.
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Mick Shoulder's Swing Manouche - Claypath Delicatessen, Durham DH1 1QS. 0191 3407209. 4pm. £5.
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Blues @ The Bay - Tanner Smith's, 17-19 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RE, 0191 2525941. 4pm. Blues Jam w. Scott Wall & Charlie Philp.
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Musicians Unlimited - Park Hotel, Park Rd., Hartlepool TS26 9HU. 01249 233126.1pm. Free.
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Jazz Tones - Quakerhouse, Mechanics' Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. 6pm. £4.
Somethin' Blue - Vesuvio, 3a Houndgate, Darlington DL1 5RL. 01325 788564. 5pm. Weekly.
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Evening
The Blueswater - Cluny, Lime St., Newcastle NE1 2PQ 0191 2304474
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Chris Martin - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. 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, April 25, 2014

Brassy B - Massive Waxa EP Launch - Cluny May 1. 7pm. £5.


(From the Cluny website).
"Often seen on the streets of Newcastle, Brassy B are a unique new addition to the North East scene with their trendy horns and tasty beats.
Their self-titled début EP, recorded at Loft Studios, is a rare mix of brassy jazz with hints of hip hop, dub, disco and funk complete with a range of original tunes as well as a brassed up version of Paul Simon’s ‘50 Ways To Leave Your Lover’.
Taking influences from Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and Hot 8 Brass Band, the 10-piece group brought up together in Heaton and Gosforth take to The Cluny their first Newcastle gig this year.
Brooke Bentham
Brooke Bentham is an 18 year old singer/songwriter from South Shields. About to release her EP in the late spring, she takes inspiration from the likes of Bob Dylan, Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes amongst others.
Big Figure
Big Figure are a six piece band hailing from Newcastle upon Tyne. With a unique sound, the band takes progressive rock and heats it up with elements of punk, funk and reggae, as well as calling out to bands such as The Doors, Led Zeppelin, The Clash, Pink Floyd and The Jimi Hendrix Experience"
(From the Cluny Website).

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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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