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Bebop Spoken There

Artie Shaw: “I'm not interested in giving people what they want--I'm interested in making music.” – (DownBeat October 15, 1939).

Jason Marsalis: “There's so many places that this music can go and there's a lot yet to be discovered.'” – (DownBeat April 2018)

Today Monday March 19


Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Higher Education & Research Presents: Future Grooves - Sage Gateshead. 12 noon. £5.00. Showcase performances by BMus & BA degree course students feat jazz & non-jazz sets.


Higher Education & Research Presents: Future Grooves - Sage Gateshead. 7:00pm. £5.00. Showcase performances by BMus & BA degree course students feat jazz & non-jazz sets.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

CD Review: Kekko Fornarelli Trio - Outrush.

Kekko Fornarelli (piano/synth); Giorgio Vendola (bass); Dario Congedo (drums). Roberto Cherillo (vocal on one track).
An interesting album of originals by Italian pianist/composer Kekko Fornarelli. An explorative player, Fornarelli reflects, probes, reaches inside the structure of the piece to tell a story - a song without words. The themes cover landscapes from a train; the Platone myth of people cut in two; a love story; a line from Waiting For Godot; a tree about to be cut down and carried to a sawmill; becoming concious that all is defective: mass media, politics, art, relationships; Also an actual song with words sung by Roberto Cherillo. It's a dreamlike conversation between the real ego and a Utopian one.
As you will gather this isn't a Saturday night party disc but one to be listened to on your own or with a like minded soulmate.. perhaps adding your own dialogue to the images the music conjures up.
Alternatively, you could simply treat it as a close knit piano trio disc with some captivating themes, logical improvisations and all hands to the pump (or is it shoulders to the grindstone? Maybe both.)
Outrush is now available on abeat records.

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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.
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