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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, September 26, 2014

Paul Edis Sextet @ Sage Gateshead. CD launch of Mr. Hipster. Sept. 25

Paul Edis (piano), Graham Hardy (trumpet & flugelhorn), Graeme Wilson (tenor & baritone saxophones), Chris Hibbard (trombone), Mick Shoulder (double bass) & Adam Sinclair (drums).
(Review by Lance/photo by Jerry Edis.)
There have been several ground-breaking bands in the north-east during my lifetime. The innovative (in its day) Dixieland of the Panama Jazzmen and the hard bop of the Emcee Five - until last night the yardstick by which bands north, south, east and west of Sage Gateshead,  have been judged.
Until now.
Last night's CD launch by the Edis Sextet placed them firmly on that exclusive plateau. This was music played by a band and composed by a leader that bore comparision with anything recorded in London, LA or New York over the past 50 years - maybe longer.
Originals that are original and solos that display technique and creativity without resorting to banshee-like howls made this a most enjoyable evening.
Russell gave a rave review to the CD which, rather than duplicating with my own misspelt rhetoric, I can do no worse than to refer you to that review via the link below.
Link.  
Ken Drew photo.
Lance.

1 comment :

  1. Paul Edis et al. are featured on this week's Jazz Record Requests - fifth track in:

    Artist Paul Edis
    Title I Wish I Was a Monk
    Composer Edis
    Album There Will Be Time
    Label Jazz Action
    Number JA 19 Track 3
    Duration 5.13
    Performers: Paul Edis, p; Graham Hardy, t; Graeme Wilson, ts; Chris Hibbard, tb; Mick Shoulder, b; Adam Sinclair, d. 2012

    This weeks programme has a 25% bonus at a running time of 75 minutes.

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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.
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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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