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Bebop Spoken There
Alan Broadbent: “I really enjoy working with some singers. It depends. Again, there has to be a give and take between the two of us. Otherwise, it’s just a job and I’m too old for that now.” – (Jazz Times February 2015).
Alan Broadbent: “As soon as I heard where Georgia [Mancio] was coming from, and the tradition in terms of songwriting and her appreciation of standards, it was basically the same as mine.” – (Jazzwise April 2017)
Tees Hot Club w. Bruce Taylor (keys); John Brett (tenor); Ray Dales (alto) - Dorman's, Oxford Rd., Middlesbrough. 9pm. Free.
New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - The Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees. 8:30pm.
Paul Skerritt Band - Pennyweight, Bakehouse Hill, Darlington DL1 5QA. 9pm. Free.
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Thursday, June 19, 2014
Rest In Peace Horace Silver
The reported death of Horace Silver last year fortunately proved to be premature. Sadly, this time round, it isn't. The all-time great modern jazz pianist and composer died yesterday (June 18).
Silver, with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and later the Horace Silver Quintet, provided some of the pivotal moments of post bop modern jazz recording many albums on Blue Note. His compositions such as Senor Blues, Cape Verdean Blues, Quicksilver, Filthy McNasty and Song For my Father are just some of the pieces that have become part of the standard repertoire of many bands great and small.
In the north east his music has been has been well represented with much love and respect by Peter Gilligan as well as by vocalist Debra Milne.
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.)