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Number 22 in World Jazz Blog Rankings

Bebop Spoken There

Howard Riley: “When I started out playing jazz back in the late 50s, early 60s, if you wanted a gig you had to learn some standards.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Eric Harland: “I love swing and I’m always going to swing but I also know that you can take a hip-hop groove and improvise with that just like you would with a swing pattern.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Today Saturday April 29

Afternoon

1pm: Dean Stockdale Trio. 2:30pm: Abbie Finn Quartet 4pm: Rick Laughlin Trio - Quakerhouse, Mechanics’ Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. 01325 245052. 1:00-5:00pm. Free (donations).

Evening

Dave O’Higgins with Durham Alumni Big Band - Majestic Theatre, Bondgate, Darlington DL3 7JT. Support set by Durham County Youth Big Band (7:15pm). £12.00. (+ concs).

Late night jam session - Quakerhouse, Mechanics’ Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. 01325 245052.10:30pm. Free.

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Ruby Turner - Alnwick Playhouse. 7:30pm. £21.00. & £20.00.

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Fever & Friends - Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields NE333 3NG. 7:30pm. £12.00. 0191 454234.

Bradley Johnston (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 7:30pm. No cover charge.

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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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