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Bebop Spoken There

Piers Paul Read: "Bruce Reynolds and Biggs shared an interest in Sex, Jazz and Hemingway." - (The Train Robbers by Piers Paul Read, Coronet Books 1979.)

George Shearing: "Speaking about Johann Sebastian Bach I think he'd be a real jazzer if he were alive today. I mean any man who has two wives, twenty kids, gets kicked out of the church for being too harmonically radical and drinks beer can't be all wrong can he?" - (Crescendo March 1984.)

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Today Tuesday July 17

Afternoon

Classic Swing - The Ship, Front St., Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.

Evening

Northern Monkey Brass Band - Glenholme Park, New Road, Crook DL15 8LN. 6:00-9:00pm. Free. Big BRASS Bash (Durham Brass Festival).

Jam session - Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. Free. House trio: Steve Glendinning, Paul Grainger, Rob Walker.

Francis Tulip Quartet - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB. Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

Reel Brass + Shake ‘Em Up Brass Band - Lanchester, Co. Durham DH7. 6:00-9:00pm. Free. Town centre street performance. Durham Brass Festival (Street Ceilidh).

Hokum Hotshots - Royal Northumberland Yacht Club, South Harbour, Blyth NE24 3PB. 7:00pm. £10.00.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Pilgrim St. Set @ Hoochie Coochie August 22

Gary Turner (ten); Lloyd Wright (gtr); Paul Susans (bs gtr); Rob Walker (dms).
(Review by Lance).,
Those around me expressed reservations when it was revealed that "The Pilgrims" would be sans Edis and Burns. However, when Wright hit the ground 'strumming,' the doubters became devotees as the young Fenderman, spurred on by Walker and Susans, laid down the first of the evening's grooves. 
Meanwhile, crouched like a tiger ready to spring,  Turner waits in the wings. And then he sprung!
Prisoners, he does not take. He goes for the jugular - a snarling, life threatening cascade of notes that exceed the saxophone's sanity and shoot off into outer space, by-passing the Moon and maybe landing on Saturn - say "Hi" to Sun Ra for me. Not to be outdone, Wright (pictured right) has his own rite of passage to the Stratosphere which is most certainly something to write home about. 
Dispensing with his Vic Firth's (or whatever) Walker gave an impressive display of hand drumming on one Latinesque number as well as sending the others into orbit in more conventional fashion.
"Roxanne" remarked that she detected shades of The Police and she should know!
Susans described the evening as the launching of the Book of Groove welcoming suggestions - I don't know if any were forthcoming but it would be difficult to improve on what they've already got i.e. Zappa, Ornette, Dexter, Zorn, Silver and Uncle Hank Mobley and all... 
Back September 18.
Lance.

1 comment :

Russell said...

Lloyd was good all night, especially on Ernest Ranglin's Surfin'. Immense bass and drums, then there was Mr G Turner!

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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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