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Bebop Spoken There

Dewey Redman: "When Trane came to Bop City in San Francisco and told me he liked the way I played, I stayed high off that forever." - (Downbeat June 1980.)

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Nick Brignola: “I got to talk to John Coltrane before he was John Coltrane!” – (Jazz Journal April 1991)

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Today Wednesday January 18

Afternoon.
Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. £1. 8pm.
Ruth Lambert w. Alan Law Trio - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 7:30pm. No cover charge.
Levee Ramblers NOJB - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:30pm. £3.00. Note earlier start and a small increase in admission.
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Tees Hot Club - Cleveland Bay, 718 Yarm Rd., Eaglescliffe, TS16 0JE. 9pm. Free.
To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Monday, January 05, 2015

Nigel Kennedy on BBC

Just watched an enthralling program on Nigel Kennedy covering his career from when he was 7 year old. As well as the inevitable Four Seasons there's also rare footage of a very young Kennedy duetting with Stephane Grappelli at Ronnie Scott's, playing an original composition with John Etheridge, a surreal time spanning duet with Harpo Marx and a frenetic session with a Polish Folk Band.
The old adage Jack of all trades, master of none goes out of the window when applied to Nigel!
Watch for yourself - it's on until January 29.
Another NK program features the full version of the Four Seasons with each season interspersed with his own Orchestra of Life improvising jazzier/folkier items including It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing.
Again available until January 29.
Lance.
PS: Thank you Flore for drawing this latter program to my attention and, by default, the former!

2 comments :

  1. Thanks for this Lance. Thoroughly enjoyed the first programme and have downloaded the second for later consumption.

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  2. The four seasons rendition is a treat and also features jazz favourites Gwilym Simcock on piano and Yaron Stavi on bass.

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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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