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Tim Berne: "My guys improvise. They're not going to do something just because it works, or it worked the night before." - (Downbeat December 2004.)

Barry McRae: “Arguments about the importance or even the necessity for improvisation in jazz are never likely to be resolved.” – (Jazz Journal December 1992)

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Today Tuesday January 24

Afternoon.
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Evening.
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.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Gig of the Month (January)

I haven't been to very many gigs this month so perhaps my colleagues Russell, Steve, Ken, Ann, Kath etc can add their choices.
For me the Paul Skerritt Band at Hoochie Coochie stood out as did The Allsorts Band at The Globe, The DB Project at the Jazz Café and, of course, the two jam sessions at the latter venue.
I look forward to your choices.
Lance.
PS: Of course tonight's gigs at the Jazz Café or The Globe could well join the above list!

7 comments :

  1. The Durham University Big Band (Laura Paul, vocals) at the Forum, Darlington, then at the tail-end of the month the Dead Hedge Trio at the Jazz Café took the honours!

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  2. Has to be Laura Jurd septet at the Black Swan

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  3. Paul Skerritt Band at Hoochie Coochie? Or maybe Trio Gitan at the Lit and Phil? We're so lucky in this little old town to have all this great music.

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  4. For us in Ashington it has to be Alter Ego at the Elephant
    Friends in jazz

    John T

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  5. Its nice that us, The DB Jazz Project are in the list. Thanks who came to the jazz café. David Keighley

    DB JAZZ

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  6. from Ann Alex
    I don't know if this is allowed, but I'd like to nominate the drum solos in the film 'Whiplash' as my gig of the month. And I hope that the tutors on the Jazz Co-op courses aren't going to become tyrants like the mentor in the film. Talk about being obsessive!

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  7. Ann, they never met you at the Arts Advance Writers Group -"Not quite my punctuation Mr Liddle".

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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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