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Bebop Spoken There

Alan Luff: “The general view is that Ella’s songbook recordings are the supreme exemplars of sophistication, fine diction and creative voice in the wide field of popular music.” – (Jazz Journal May 2017).

Steve Voce: “Most of us have been crashed into by cretins who walk along the road absorbed in the screens of their mobile phones.” – (Jazz Journal May 2017).

Today Monday May 22

Afternoon.
Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
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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

Five Blind Boys of Alabama/North East Gospel Choir @ Sage Gateshead May 25.

Multiple choices on this bank holiday Sunday. Stacey Kent at the Customs House, Slowlight Quartet at the Star and Shadow, NE4 at the Bridge and the Five Blind Boys From Alabama at Sage Gateshead. I opted for the latter gig which wasn't, perhaps, my best ever decision.
Don't get me wrong - they do what they do do brilliantly and it was much appreciated by the sparsely populated Hall One - just wasn't my thing!
Earlier, the North East Gospel Choir gave a spirited performance. Leader Sharon Durant, apart from being an inspiring conductor, also indicated that she is a fine singer in her own right. Like to hear more of her.
Lance.

1 comment :

  1. Should have gone to Customs House!

    Although to be fair, "This multilingual project is a natural progression of Stacey Kent’s musical journey, and will no doubt appeal to her established international audience*. However, it is unlikely to satisfy those who prefer more vocal dynamism and improvisation." (http://lance-bebopspokenhere.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/cd-review-stacey-kent-changing-lights.html#more),

    For those of us who are 'among that number*' it was a tour de force.

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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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