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Bebop Spoken There

Dave Gelly: “From 1 January 1920, when prohibition was imposed in the US, people didn’t stop drinking, they just stopped drinking legally.” – (Jazz Journal October 2017).

Regina Carter: “When I was a teenager, I would daydream about going out on a date and dancing to Ella’s music.” (Down Beat October 2017).

Today Tuesday November 21

Afternoon

Classic Swing - The Ship, Front St., Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free. New weekly mainstream session. 2 mins from Monkseaton metro.
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Evening

Jam session - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm Free. Session led by Mark Williams.

Omar Sosa + Seckou Keita - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead NE8 2JR. 0191 443 4666. 8:00pm. £21.80. Sage Two.

Gypsy Jazz Jam - Prohibition Bar, Arch 3, Brandling Street, Gateshead NE8 2BA. Doors 7:00pm. Free. ‘No audience as such – everyone is a player/musician or a gypsy!’

Charles Gordon - Vermont Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. 0191 233 1010. 10:00pm. 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 10, 2014

Paul Edis Trio @ The Jazz Café. May 9

Paul Edis (piano), Mick Shoulder (double bass) & Adam Sinclair (drums)
(Review by Russell.)
Newcastle’s Jazz Café on Pink Lane continues to present the best in jazz and the monthly treat that is the resident Paul Edis Trio produced another five star performance. Regulars settled down for the treat, garrulous transients a peripheral distraction.
Pianist Edis fought a good natured fight with the ailing upright (an off key miscreant in need of attention) winning by a distance. You Stepped Out of a Dream, East of the Sun, two top tunes to start the night. Milestones and Freddie Freeloader fulfilled the essential Miles quotient, bassist Mick Shoulder prominent on FF. Jobim's Corcovado battled against a noisy backdrop, drummer Adam Sinclair’s brushwork not going unnoticed. A familiar tune to those unfamiliar with the music – Alfie’s Theme – quelled the crowd, a good end to the first set. 
The room-temperature bottled beer – Fursty Ferret – went down well, a young couple shared a bottle of wine. Second set, another great tune - Mr Hipster - from the pen of Edis (the new Paul Edis Sextet CD - Mr Hipster - will be released in the not too distant future). I Thought About You (is there a better tune?), then Funkallero (Shoulder soloing, Sinclair engaged in fours, twos, smiles). A ballad was called for - Blame It On My Youth, things were going well. Ravelations from the Edis sextet’s There Will Be Time CD owed something to Ravel, Donald Brown’s Being With You featured Edis in stride mode and to conclude matters a charging Cherokee. It is hard to believe that the best piano trio out there is resident at the Jazz Café, 25-27 Pink Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne. To reserve your table, telephone 0191 222 9882.   
Russell.

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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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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.)
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