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

Monday, May 26, 2014

Djangologie @ The Cherry Tree

James Birkett, Giles Strong (guitar); Emma Fisk (violin); Mick Shoulder (bass).
The music was superb, as we've come to expect from Djangologie and, of course, so was the food.  Crab spring rolls, Asian salad and wasabi créme fraiche tastes like manna - especially when accompanied by Les Hot Clubbers playing Coquette.
Could life get any better?
It certainly could! Chargrilled rump steak (medium rare), peppercorn butter, traditional garnish et les frites and a set of tunes equally piquant. Shangri-la has moved to 9 Osborne Rd.
I can't list the tunes, the vagaries of the Cherry Tree sound system meant Monsieur Shoulder's announcements were mainly inaudible. He has promised me a set list which will be added later.
Still, what's in a name? Most Hot Club tunes (like bebop numbers) I can sing/hum note for note but putting a name to them is a totally different matter!
The band were on fire. Emma Fisk, James Birkett, Giles Strong and Mick Shoulder played as if they'd spent their whole lives in Paris, Toulouse, Marseilles alongside le chef - if Marie Antoinette had tasted his Toffee apple choux bun, vanilla Chantilly with warm salt caramel sauce before Madame Guillotine took her out she'd have died happy. 
If Djangologie had been doing the gig Marie A would have thought she was already in heaven!
Lance.

1 comment :

  1. Coquette, Song For Izumi, Beautifull till 3, Silapa Swing, Cigano Bolero, Douce Ambience, Blues For DR, Sheik Of Araby, Swing 39, Dark Eyes Minor Swing, Artillerie Lourdes, Hunn O Pani Naschella, China Boy, Veish A No Drom, Mire Pral, Dinah, Fuille D'Automne, Sinister Swing, Stompin' At Decca.

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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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