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Bebop Spoken There

Vadim Neselovskyi, Professor of Jazz Piano, Berklee College of Music: “Every pianist has to deal with a very complex left-hand part at some point. This is the essential pianistic experience – to split your brain into two halves and execute two very different tasks at the same time.” – (Down Beat September 2017).

Roscoe Mitchell: “To me, improvisation is trying to improve your skills so you can make these on-point compositional decisions. That takes practice.” – (Down Beat September 2017)

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Today Monday September 25

Afternoon.
Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Classic Swing - Marquis of Granby, Streetgate, Sunniside NE16 5ES. 0191 4880954. 1pm. Free. New mainstream gig w. Bob Wade (trumpet); Olive Rudd (vocal) and other familiar faces.
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Alastair Lord (trumpet) & Kris Thomsett (organ) - St. Nicholas Cathedral, St. Nicholas Square, Newcastle NE1 1PF. 1:05. Free (retiring collection).
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Evening.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Friday, June 06, 2014

Durham University Big Band Gig Preview

Durham University Big Band return home from their national competition win with a one-off performance in University College's Fellows Garden. This is a perfect picnic opportunity and the band are combining their winning repertoire with a special set from the Invitations, a regular fixture on Durham's bar scene. It's Pimm's season so we have a bar on site so there's no need to bring your own. As usual, the band's repertoire covers everything from jazz standards to more modern tunes and specially commissioned arrangements. Don't miss this chance to see Durham's most decorated jazz ensemble live before they head to London for a sold-out gig at Pizza Express Jazz Club and open the Manchester Jazz Festival this summer!
The gig is on  Friday 13th June in Fellows Garden, University College, Durham and starts at 7PM. Tickets are on the door, £6 for adults, £5 for concessions and  £4 for DUMS members or you can purchase a family ticket for £20. The event will be cancelled should the weather be unfavourable (how could it be on Friday the Thirteenth?) 
On the day, check links below - we should have a call made by 5pm.
Luke Bentley.

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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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