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Bebop Spoken There

John Tynan: "Go ahead, call me reactionary. I happen to object to the musical nonsense being peddled in the name of jazz by John Coltrane and his acolyte Eric Dolphy." - (Downbeat November 22, 1961).

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McCoy Tyner: "If anyone want to know how the three of us - Elvin, Jimmy and me - felt about John [Coltrane], listen to the music and you can hear the love and respect we had for each other. The music can really speak more than any of us." - (Melody Maker, August 19, 1967).
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Today Tuesday April 25

Evening
Playtime Collective w. Martin Kershaw (alto); Graeme Stephen (guitar); Mario Caribe (bass); Tom Bancroft (drums). - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £10/£8 (conc.). JNE/Schmazz.
Maine Street Jazzmen - Royal British Legion Club, West Jesmond Ave. Newcastle NE2 3EX. £5. 8:30pm.
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
Lickety Split - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham. 9:00pm. Free (bucket collection).
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

RIP Kenny Wheeler

The news that trumpet player/composer/arranger Kenny Wheeler has passed away came as a shock if not a surprise - he'd been ill for sometime. Nevertheless, his death was an untimely reminder of how few of the jazz greats are left. Although Canadian by birth, where he was much loved, Kenny spent most of his musical career in this country. His ground-breaking Windmill Tilter Suite with the Dankworth band is an important work and invites comparision with any of the extended works of many, more renowned, composers.
Kenny Wheeler died September 18 aged 84.
Sadly missed.
Lance.
PS: Now someone is saying on F/b that it's a hoax!

3 comments :

  1. Those are kind words, Lance. Just a couple of things, the hoax was a hoax about a purported hoax and is a pretty sick kind of "humour". Also Kenny's seminal album recorded with the John Dankworth Orchestra was actually entitled "Windmill Tilter" and thankfully has now been reissued on CD

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  2. "the hoax was a hoax about a purported hoax"? Explain please!
    Sorry about getting Windmill Tilter wrong it's a work on a par with Ellington's Such Thunder is Sweet.

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  3. It was a fake hoax warning. It seemed to use a ready-made template to add a few relevant details.

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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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