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Bebop Spoken There

Ben Pollack: "The kind of people who go for the old style New Orleans jazz are the same kind of people who go in for collecting antiques." - (Down Beat May 5, 1950).

Flip Phillips: "I heard this band out in California. I think - Lu Waters, isn't it? They sure can march down the street but I wouldn't want to march with them!" - (Down Beat June 15, 1951).

Today Tuesday June 27

Evening
CANCELLED! Atlas - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:15pm. £10/£8 (conc.). JNE 'Women Make Music'.
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Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
Maine Street Jazzmen - British Legion Club, West Jesmond Ave., Newcastle NE2 3EX. 8:30pm. £5.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Paul Edis Trio @ The Jazz Café. November 7

Paul Edis (piano), Mick Shoulder (double bass) & Adam Sinclair (drums)
(Review by Russell).
Earlier in the day at the Lit and Phil pianist Paul Edis gave a solo concert performance to a full house. This evening’s engagement with his trio at the nearby Jazz Café (a residency unlike no other in the city centre) drew an attentive, appreciative crowd eager to hear top flight jazz piano playing.
Good to see musicians in the audience – a top-notch guitarist an early arrival, later in the evening a tenor player called in for a pint – and quite a few new faces. Right on time, no announcements, straight int oa swift Milestones. Fabulous playing, Mick Shoulder hit the ground running with the first of several on-the-money solos and a round of fours with the best in the business, Adam Sinclair. Edis mixed it up with some Bill; Evans, Cole Porter, Sonny Rollins and Leonard Bernstein. Edis’ Lines flew, a tune as good as any.
Musos in the audience listened out for Eddie Harvey’s re-harmonisation of the last eight on Lerner and Loewe’s Almost Like Being in Love. Ah, yes, of course…
This is the ‘must get to’ gig. A perceptive listener said, ‘This is a golden period for jazz in the north east.’ Absolutely right, sir.
 To end the evening (along the way Errol Garner and Oscar Peterson called in, Bud Powell too, Tadd Dameron, Teddy Wilson...)  Edis teased Shoulder and Sinclair with some Monk: ‘Let’s do Straight No Chaser, no, let’s do Well You Needn’t, no, I tell you what, Now’s the Time.’ We got Monk and more. A contender for Gig of the Day/ Evening/Year. Next month, how about this…Friday 5th December, at one o’clock over at the Lit and Phil, Edis and Leeds-based tenor player Matt Anderson as a duo (!) then at nine in the evening at the Jazz Café, the Paul Edis Trio. That’s December 5 sorted.
Russell.

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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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