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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 Tuesday September 26

Afternoon
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Black Bull, 98 Front St., East Boldon NE36 0SG. 1pm. Free. 0191 5365127. 2nd of 6 consecutive gigs. 2 mins from East Boldon metro.
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Evening
Maine Street Jazzmen - Royal British Legion, West Jesmond Ave., Newcastle NE2 3EX. 8:30pm. £5.
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

BBC Jazz Generations

This year’s BBC Young Musician competition introduces a jazz strand. The Jazz Final is on BBC 4, Friday 23 May (7:30 pm). There is a north east connection, tune in to find out who wins!
Stay tuned to BBC4 as there is a documentary about Nat King Cole (9:00 pm) followed at 10:30 pm by Jazz Divas Gold
There is a further instalment of the Young Musician competition on Jazz Line-Up, 6:00 pm, Radio 3, Saturday 24. Over on BBC 4 Jazz Legends in Their Own Words (7:00 pm) screens archive material and at 8:00 pm there is more from the vaults…Jazz 625 at the BBC

Sunday afternoon, Radio 4 (1:30 pm, FM only) offers a swift repeat of a fascinating documentary Try a Little Tenderness: the Lost Legacy of Little Miss Cornshucks about 1940s blues singer Mildred Cummings.
Former BBC New Generation Artist Trish Clowes pops up twice in two days. First on In Tune (Radio 3, 4:30 pm, Monday 26) and again on Jamie Cullum (Radio 2, 7:00 pm, Tuesday).
Night Owls won’t want to miss a four part documentary series in the early hours - Choo Choo Ch’Boogie - the Louis Jordan Story - Tuesday to Friday at 2:00 am.

Finally, on Friday 30, Radio 3, 4:30 pm, conductor Andrew Litton plays the In Tune studio Steinway in tribute to Oscar Peterson!   
Russell.

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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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