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Allison Neale: “It’s difficult if you play mainstream in the UK, it isn’t appreciated enough. The current scene seems to focus on musician-composers.” - (Jazz Journal April 2013).

Liam Noble: “I know some people think playing standards is old-fashioned but I love it.” – (Jazz Journal January 2016).

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Today Tuesday February 21

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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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

GIJF Day Two: AN AFTERTHOUGHT (I HAVE SEEN THE FUTURE!). JAZZATTACK Led by Paul Edis

(Review/photo by Jerry)
Reading Ann A’s comments on Jambone reminded me that I HAD intended to write a few words on some other youthful (and very useful) players, but then forgot. So may I set the record straight?
Saturday afternoon’s entertainment in the concourse kicked off with Jazzattack featuring some of the Sage’s youngest practitioners: the future of jazz in the region is safe with the likes of these young stars blowing up a storm and soloing like veterans!
After some nerves in the opening bars of Honeysuckle Rose, the band quickly got into their stride and began enjoying themselves. Smiles and applause all round at the end of the number! Some Miles Davis followed – So What? – with more good solos and a really good, full sound when playing “ensemble”. An Edis’ original was up next entitled Snazzy Dressaz (inspired, apparently, by the players’ sartorial elegance). Finally a favourite of mine, Watermelon Man, where the band got into a really good groove to end their all-too-brief gig on a high.
Everyone played without sheet music and almost everyone had a solo, which takes much “bottle” and they did it well, which takes much skill. Well done to all involved.
Jerry.

1 comment :

  1. Must admit I loved it, they must have brought the average jazz fans age down considerably!

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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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