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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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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Shiver @ Splinter - Dec. 7

Andy Champion (bs); Chris Sharkey (gtr); 
Joost Hendrickx (dms);
(Photo Ken Drew).
Splinter Sunday
Sharkey’s Shiver
Set starts   
Strumming Stratocaster
Slapping strings
Stinging sticks
Soulful symphonic
Seismic soundscapes
Swinging steaming
Second set
Screeching screaming
Sailing surfing
Strutting soaring
Singing stomping
Stimulating scintillating
Smashing swashbuckling
Stupendous spectacular
Speechless …..
Steve.

2 comments :

  1. Speechless ? Yes - even before the end of the second set we were all enthralled by the mesmerising soundscape unfolding in front of us. A fantastic gig, and probably the best I've see & heard from this veritable Supergroup. Tremendous !

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  2. Very nice jazz rap review, Steve - it certainly covered all the eSSentials of a brilliant gig.
    The playing and Chris Sharkey's duck-egg coloured guitar also gave me poetic thoughts of Wallace Stevens' 'Man with the Blue Guitar'

    They said, 'You have a blue guitar,
    You do not play things as they are.'

    The man replied, 'Things as they are
    Are changed upon the blue guitar.'

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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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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.)
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