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Bebop Spoken There

Allison Neale: “It’s difficult if you play mainstream in the UK, it isn’t appreciated enough. The current scene seems to focus on musician-composers.” - (Jazz Journal April 2013).

Liam Noble: “I know some people think playing standards is old-fashioned but I love it.” – (Jazz Journal January 2016).

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Today Tuesday February 21

Jam Session - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. Free.
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.

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.

1 comment :

  1. Thanks Lance Liddle. I am still on high. Long may it last!

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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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