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Bebop Spoken There

More from Jazz Monthly:

Jack Cooke: "...neither Giuffre nor Jim Hall are even adequate jazz musicians, they are technically limited, and more importantly, seem unable to improvise logically" - (Review of a JATP concert. Jazz Monthly May 1960)

Michael James: "...if Ellis [Herb] has merits they are definitely not these [fantastic fire and drive]". - (Review of Herb Ellis Meets Jimmy Giuffre (LP). Jazz Monthly May 1960).

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Today Tuesday October 17

Afternoon
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Black Bull, 98 Front St., East Boldon NE36 0SG. 1pm. Free. 0191 5365127. 5th of 6 consecutive gigs. 2 mins from East Boldon metro.
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Evening
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
Jam Session - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. Free. James Harrison on piano.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Budtones @ The Globe -Feb. 15.

Stu Finden (sax);  Fiona Finden (sax, vocals);  James Archer (piano);  Aidan Finden (guitar);  Jim Crinson (bass);  Eric Stutt (drums).
(Review & Photo by Ken Drew).
A lovely mix of tunes (standards and originals) and a nice band mix made for a good sound all round.   The audience size  was minimal until the Arena event (earlier start) provided some ‘top-up’ numbers to the audience  – very useful passing trade, including two prospective New Members!  Also two members sampling the scene for the first time – and keen to help! 
Starting with The Message, the tunes ranged from standards – West Coast Blues,  God Bless the Child,   So What,   4&6,  Some Other Blues interspersed with originals (mix of Finden and/or Finden) – including Stu’s Blues, Lullaby of Wordland, then the last tune – So Tired.  The sax’s were clear and dynamic with a good interplay between the two, and nice hand-offs by Stu to the others for their share of the solo spots.  Aiden did well for his first gig with the enlarged band line-up.   Overall a good night of live jazz!
Ken D. 

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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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