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Bebop Spoken There

Jim Hall: "Won't play loud, can't play fast" - (From one of the great guitarist's business cards brought to our attention by Roly Veitch).

Joel Harrison: “It’s incredibly hard to play bebop on guitar, harder than on saxophone.” – (Jazz Times August 2015)

Today Tuesday June 27

Evening
CANCELLED! Atlas - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:15pm. £10/£8 (conc.). JNE 'Women Make Music'.
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Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
Maine Street Jazzmen - British Legion Club, West Jesmond Ave., Newcastle NE2 3EX. 8:30pm. £5.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

CD Review: Mal Waldren Trio - Soul Eyes


Mal Waldron (pno);  Reggie Workman (bs); Andrew Cyrille (dms) + Steve Coleman (alto - two tracks); Joe Henderson (ten - one track); Jeanne Lee (vcl - two tracks); Abbey Lincoln (vcl - two tracks).
(Review by Lance)
I was lucky enough to win this CD in the raffle at a recent JNE gig and, compared to most of the review discs I get from near and far, this is akin to either hitting on 5 balls and the bonus ball or the blonde who lives across the street! So, with poetic licence, I will pitch this into the arena as a CD of the month contender.
It was recorded in 1997 - a very good year!
Waldron has  always been a fascinating player and, with assists from Henderson, Coleman, Lee and Lincoln,  this is a disc for the wannabees to listen and learn from!
It goes on the car player tomorrow - the highest possible accolade!
Lance.

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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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