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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, January 17, 2015

DB Jazz Project @ Jazz Café January 16.

David Keighley (saxes); Thomas MacMillan (gtr); Adrian Sander (bs gtr); Ben Grant (dms).
(Review by Lance).
After watching the film Whiplash I was on a high and I wasn't sure if I wanted anything to temper my mood. However, it was mid evening and the Jazz Café but a brisk short walk away, so I strode purposefully forth arriving just in time for the DB Jazz Project's first set.
I wasn't disappointed indeed if Whiplash hadn't been big band orientated this quartet could have provided the soundtrack!
A mixed program of originals, jazz standards (Midnight Voyage, A Love Supreme, All Blues and My Favourite Things) and pop/rock classics (Space Odyssey, Message in a Bottle, something by Iron Maiden) made for an enjoyable evening.
Keighley certainly knows his way around alto, tenor and soprano displaying an enviable technique as well as displaying his emotional side on Pure Imagination from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
MacMillan produced some stratospheric sounds from guitar and pedals, Sanders was sound and Grant didn't get any chairs thrown at him!
Catch them again, they're quite ubiquitous!
Lance.

4 comments :

  1. Another great review by Mr North east jazz man Lance Liddle of BEBOP SPOKEN HERE. We enjoyed playing to a very nice and listening crowd of music lovers at the Jazz Café.

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  2. Yes, where would we be without Sir Lancelot's wise jazz write ups and listings on the blog! The gig was great last night - I thought the repertoire was excellent - Lance forgot to mention the Nirvana number 'Come As You Are', which I reckon Kurt Cobain would have enjoyed.

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  3. Really enjoyed the night too, thought the band were great, varied set exciting, and a good mixture of covers and original material. Looking forward to seeing them at Blue Rinse. After watching Whiplash, understand the chair throwing reference. Great review by Lance

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed our sets Patti. We are trying to keeps things very fresh on our musical journey, regards David

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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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