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Bebop Spoken There

John Tynan: "Go ahead, call me reactionary. I happen to object to the musical nonsense being peddled in the name of jazz by John Coltrane and his acolyte Eric Dolphy." - (Downbeat November 22, 1961).

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McCoy Tyner: "If anyone want to know how the three of us - Elvin, Jimmy and me - felt about John [Coltrane], listen to the music and you can hear the love and respect we had for each other. The music can really speak more than any of us." - (Melody Maker, August 19, 1967).
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Today Sunday April 23

Afternoon.
Ian Harrington (solo piano) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12:30pm. Free.
Broken Levee - Tyne Bar, Maling St., Newcastle. 3pm. 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.
Hot Club du Nord - Village Hall, 30 High St., Swainby, Northallerton DL6 3EG. 1pm. 01642 700886. (Bubble charity)
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Evening
Darlington Big Band - Darlington Conservative & Unionist Club, Commercial St., Darlington DL3 6JG. 01325 467019. 6pm.
Maine St. Jazzmen - Seaton Sluice Social Club, Collywell Bay Rd., Seaton Sluice NE26 4QZ. 8pm. £4.
Swing at Twilight w. Minnie Fraser Quartet - Riding Mill Parish Hall, Northumberland. 7:15pm. £10. Profits to charity.
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Corner House, Heaton, Newcastle NE6 5RP. 7:00pm. Event is a book launch (Chris Cross’ Geordie Book of Magic) and a birthday party.
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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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