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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 Friday September 22

Scarborough Jazz Festival - Day one of three.
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Afternoon
Rendezvous Jazz - The Black Horse, Front St., Monkseaton, Whitley Bay NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.
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Zoe Gilby Quartet - Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. 1pm. £5.
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Evening
Kentucky Cowtippers - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
Sean Noonan: Memorable Sticks - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £8/£6.
Backyard Rhythm Orchestra + Monkey Puzzle - o2 Academy, Newcastle. Doors 6:30pm. Curfew 10pm.
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Dave Newton & Dean Stockdale - Traveller's Rest, 2 West Auckland Rd., Cockerton, Darlington DL3 9ER. 8:30pm. £10.
Smokin' Spitfires - Forum Music Centre, Borough Rd., Darlington DL1 1SG. 7:30pm. £10.
Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7pm.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Preview: Kate Daniels Quartet @ Lit & Phil Friday Nov. 14


I reviewed this CD about a year ago and it figured highly in my vocal discs of 2013. As the Kate Daniels Quartet are appearing at the Lit and Phil on Friday (Nov. 14) I thought it appropriate to repost the review - with vocal samples - to give readers an idea of what they have to look forward to.
Not to be missed - 7.30pm. £10/£8 (concessions). More details in RH column.
Lance.
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Kate Daniels (vcl); Tony Coe (ten); John Horler (pno); Mike Piggott (vln); Graham Pike (tpt); John Etheridge (gtr); Alec Dankworth (bs); Winston Clifford (dms).
(Review by Lance).
I usually deal out vocal CDs to Anne Alex or Debra M but, on this occasion, I hope the two ladies will excuse me for being selfish and allow me to wallow in this CD myself!
Kate Daniels is a new name to me but her love of film noir and The Third Man in particular drew her into my aura before she'd even sang a note!
When I spun the CD I wasn't disappointed!
The cool, smoky, laid back approach of say, a Julie London or a Jeri Southern with a sprinkling of Peggy Lee, make this the late night disc to end all late night discs and it's only early afternoon!
Get Out of Town, described as a film noir arrangement certainly has that threatening feeling underlying the introduction - I was already packed and ready to leave until the vocal came in - after that I was staying, it was "Too late my friend!" Graham Pike does a little cooking here.
Angel Eyes - verse done colla voce leading to an emotive reading of the tune with sympathetic tenor from Coe and delicate keys from Horler.
Don't Worry 'Bout Me and I Thought About You have some fine fiddling from Mike Piggott enhancing the already 99% perfect tracks.
Night in Tunisia - discards the usual "kick the camel approach" in favour of a dreamy desert mirage. Etheridge adds to the image.
Whisper Not has Horler and Pike heard to advantage and Kate pays tribute to the Benny Golson tune with as good a version as you're going to hear anywhere.
You Don't Know What Love is and Beautiful Love - packed full of emotion. Where has this lady been hiding?
Nature Boy and Witchcraft - ace! However, listen to Brel's Port of Amsterdam.and the mood is closer to Les Chanson. An earthy Piafesque portrait of the harbour at night, a sort of Apaché Dance sung with passion and feeling.
You know what? I'm gonna play this again! And again and again and again...
For our London readers, Kate Daniels is appearing at the Ajani Grill (289 Hornsey Rd) tonight (Nov. 28.)
Samples etc.
Lance.

1 comment :

  1. oh yes...she's good, loved "Beautiful love" and "Whisper not" well actually everything!!

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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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