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Bebop Spoken There
Alan Broadbent: “I really enjoy working with some singers. It depends. Again, there has to be a give and take between the two of us. Otherwise, it’s just a job and I’m too old for that now.” – (Jazz Times February 2015).
Alan Broadbent: “As soon as I heard where Georgia [Mancio] was coming from, and the tradition in terms of songwriting and her appreciation of standards, it was basically the same as mine.” – (Jazzwise April 2017)
Tees Hot Club w. Bruce Taylor (keys); John Brett (tenor); Ray Dales (alto) - Dorman's, Oxford Rd., Middlesbrough. 9pm. Free.
New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - The Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees. 8:30pm.
Paul Skerritt Band - Pennyweight, Bakehouse Hill, Darlington DL1 5QA. 9pm. Free.
To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
King Bee Launch CD @ Hoochie Coochie. May 23
David Wilde (tenor/baritone/flute/vocal); Jason Holcombe (trombone); Richard Burns (trumpet); Chris Jelly (vibes); Steve Glendinning (guitar); Mark Hand (keys); Dan Brady (bass); Darren Moore (drums); Paul Crown (percussion).
(Review by Lance).
Hoochie, deservedly crowded, has a buzz about it. A swarm of family, friends and fans have taken over - the pollen count is high. - one could say the room's a Hive of activity (Yes Joe Fowler is here) "Beekeeper" Les Aitch's management skills have worked well. King Bee look to be having a successful CD launch.
Graham Hardy can't make it so Newcastle's number one Australian trumpet player Richard Burns steps in and fills the gap brilliantly. David Wilde excites the room with his tenor/baritone and flute playing - he sings a couple too. I guess there aren't too many trombone players from Idaho available for gigs in Newcastle - I'm sure Jason Holcombe is the best of them!
Chris Jelly is, as ever, an inspiration. Not just in his playing which, needless to say, is superb but also in his attitude to life. However, it's unfair to single anyone out - they gel together perfectly and contribute in equal measure.
Most, if not all, of the numbers are from the CD and going by the enthusiastic response it should do good. Even my arthritic knee feels like dancing! Photos. Lance.
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.)