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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 Monday February 20

Afternoon.
Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
Evening.
Holy Moly & The Crackers + Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra - The Cluny, Lime St., Newcastle. 7pm. £10.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Jazz Times 2013 Expanded Critics’ Poll

A selection from Jazz Times’ annual poll (the recent Gateshead International Jazz Festival booked one or two of the winners and some of Bebop Spoken Here’s faves bagged prizes) reads as follows:

Artist of the Year Gregory Porter (3rd) to the winner Wayne Shorter
Best New Artist Cécile McLorin Salvant
Best Group (Electric/Fusion/ Contemporary Group/Artist Robert Glasper Experiment
Best Musician Tenor Saxophone Joe Lovano
Best Musician Electric Keyboards Robert Glasper
Best Musician Guitar Bill Frisell (2nd) to the winner Julian Lage
Best Musician Drums Jack DeJohnette
Best Male Vocalist Gregory Porter (Kurt Elling 2nd) 
Best Female Vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant    
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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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