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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 Tuesday September 26

Afternoon
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Black Bull, 98 Front St., East Boldon NE36 0SG. 1pm. Free. 0191 5365127. 2nd of 6 consecutive gigs. 2 mins from East Boldon metro.
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Evening
Maine Street Jazzmen - Royal British Legion, West Jesmond Ave., Newcastle NE2 3EX. 8:30pm. £5.
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Fumi Okiji’s Old Time Jazz Band Northern Tour Dates

Displaying image004.jpgFumi Okiji’s Old Time Jazz Band is a joyous 
celebration of the great tradition of jazz song. 
The music is essentially lovingly crafted interpretations of  from Jazz’s inception, through the interwar years. 
The band takes in the clues, New Orleans, black vaudeville,  Louis, Ella and Billie. While tackling the material with upmost reverence it does with both feet firmly in the 21st Century. Featuring Idris Rahman on clarinet and sax, Ben Davis on cello, Stuart Hall on guitar and Roy Dodds on drumsThe Old Time Jazz Band is simply a great group of musicians playing timeless, great songs.
Together they make a nostalgic sound that crackles with 21st century flair.’(Robert Shore, Metro).‘It is unapologetically old time jazz and at the heart is Fumi’s rich, sonorous, contralto accompanied by a stellar band of musicians.’ (Simisola Balogun)
20/11/2014, 8 pm

01768 870824
 21/11/2014, 7.30 pm

01207 255608
 22/11/2014, 7.30 pm

01833 650827
 23/11/2014, 7.30 pm

01661 886592

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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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