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Howard Riley: “When I started out playing jazz back in the late 50s, early 60s, if you wanted a gig you had to learn some standards.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Eric Harland: “I love swing and I’m always going to swing but I also know that you can take a hip-hop groove and improvise with that just like you would with a swing pattern.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Today Wednesday April 26

Afternoon.
Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. £1. 8pm.
Levee Ramblers NOJB - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:30pm. £3.00.
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Thursday, July 03, 2014

EP Review: Katharine Timoney - Guilty Sin.

Katherine Timoney (vcl); John McCullough (keys); Dan McGeown (bs); Marty McCloskey (dms).
Katharine Timoney is an accomplished jazz and soul singer songwriter from Belfast. On this showing she deserves to be heard further afield than her native city where she is rapidly becoming well established at various clubs and festivals and on local radio.
A raunchy, no nonsense voice - is it my imagination or is there a touch of early Amy in there?- whatever, Ms Timoney hits you from bar one! 
Apart from the voice (a little bit Bonnie Raitt in there too) McCullough's bluesy piano work adds to the ambience, McLoskey's drums suggest what River Dance might have been like if it had been created in Memphis or Detroit and, although McGeown's bass isn't immediately noticeable it would have been if it wasn't there! The songs are powerful, and yet quirky, recounting tales of tumultuous relationships, betrayal and desire.  Experiences we all can relate to at some point in our lives. Timoney nails them!
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Lance.
Guilty Sin is available to download on itunes and other sources.

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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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