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Bebop Spoken There

Miles Kington: "If the intake of alcohol fails to improve a jazz player's performance, why do jazz listeners think it improves their appreciation?" - (Jazz Express October 1982).

Barbara Jay: "My first gig was at the Astoria, Charing Cross Rd. It seemed like a den of iniquity to me. All the Soho girls were there and the gigolos with their old women paying them to dance..." - (Jazz UK May 2008.)

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Today Sunday February 26.

Afternoon.
Mark Williams (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12:30pm. Free.
More Jam - Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 3pm. Free.
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Blues @ The Bay - Tanner Smith's 17-19 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RE, 0191 2525941. 4pm. Free. Blues jam w. Scott Wall & Charlie Philp.
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Musicians Unlimited - Park Hotel, Park Rd., Hartlepool TS26 9HU. 01249 233126.1pm. Free.
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Evening
Maine St. Jazzmen - Seaton Sluice Social Club, Collywell Bay Rd., Seaton Sluice NE26 4QZ. 8pm. £4.
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Shaun Henderson Band - Quakerhouse, Mechanics Yard, Darlington. 6pm. £5.
Jazz Jam - Empty Shop, 35c Framwellgate Bridge, Durham DH1 4SY. 7:30pm. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Paul Edis Trio @ The Jazz Café. October 10

Paul Edis (piano), Andy Champion (double bass) & Adam Sinclair (drums)
(Review by Russell).
On Pink Lane we heard On Green Dolphin Street, Like Some One in Love, Blue Bossa, Bluesette and more. Paul Edis’ Jazz Café residency is a rare treat. October’s treat drew the regulars and a few new faces. Bassist Mick Shoulder couldn’t make the gig due to a Marsden Jazz Festival booking for the all-conquering Djangologie. No matter, we had a half-decent dep at the Jazz Café – the one and only Andy Champion!
Edis goes from strength to strength; playing at the top of his game, dazzling two-handed improvisations, standards lovingly embraced. Champion stepped in, stepped forward and played killer solos in between working as a bass and drums super team with the one and only Adam Sinclair. Is there a better drummer on the scene? – no, end of.
Edis declared Everything Happens to Me and for good measure added a Bach-like fugue as a coda. A mischievous reference to Brooks Newmark introduced Secret Love. One of the all-time great tunes, your reviewer dismissed any thoughts of the discredited Tory as the trio held a torch for the truly great Ms Doris Day!
Swing, bop and post-bop numbers peppered the second set. A typically sensitive reading of Bewitched beguiled an acquaintance. Joy Spring (horn parts sung in the head), What So paid homage to you know who and what, Moment’s Notice (heard but two weeks earlier in the same room when Alex Baker was in town),  Autumn Left (the Edis wit!) and a  scorching Cherokee set the place alight. Calls for an encore sparked an impromptu Jazz Café Blues. Open diary, November 7, write Paul Edis Trio, Jazz Café, book baby sitter, switch-off television, take bus or metro into town, enjoy.                 
Russell.    

1 comment :

  1. Russell, I've got Whitley Bay Classic Jazz Party written in indelible ink for Nov. 7 (and 8/9)
    Put me in for December - unless the pantomime season whisks Mr Edis away!

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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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