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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).

Archives.

Today Sunday February 19

Afternoon.
Nick Pride (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12:30pm. Free.
Blues @ The Bay - Tanner Smith's 17-19 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RE, 0191 2525941. 4pm. Free. Blues jam w. Scott Wall & Charlie Philp.
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Musicians Unlimited - Park Hotel, Park Rd., Hartlepool TS26 9HU. 01249 233126.1pm. Free.
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Evening
Lyndon Anderson Band - Bottle Bar & Kitchen, St. James Boulevard, Waterloo Sq., Newcastle NE1 4DN. 6pm. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

CD Review: Space Flight – Sci-Fi

Anna Edgington (voice), James Mainwaring (saxophone), Tom Adams (guitar), Matt Postle (trumpet), Jakub Hader (cover design) & Radek Rudnicki (electronics & composition)
(Review by Russell)
Sci-Fi is a five track EP with a total running time of 17 minutes and 31 seconds. It is a multi-media collaboration (text readings and processed sounds) minus a key element – 3D visuals. The visuals form an integral part of the ‘live’ performance. The audio-only experience is, perhaps, like listening to a mono recording, the development of stereo an audiophile’s pipe-dream.

Space Flight’s founder – Radek Rudnicki – works with Jakub Hader (video programming and interactive art) to explore the interaction between live instrumentation and immersive 3D visuals. Their source material includes the works of Isaac Asimov, Philip K Dick and Stanislav Lem and data obtained from NASA. Anna Edgington (a contemporary classical vocalist) reads from texts, providing a consistent narrative across the recording. Rudnicki manipulates sounds generated by the musicians – electronica, hip-hop, industrial – and in a live setting Hader’s visuals provide the missing piece to the cosmic jigsaw.
Sci-Fi is a limited edition release on Wave Folder Records (www.spaceflight.eu).               
Upcoming dates.
13th June York, 3sixty, Festival of Ideas
18th June, Sheffield, Jazz at Lescar
23rd July, Manchester, Soup Kitchen, double bill with Silence Blossoms.
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.
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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