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Bebop Spoken There

John Tynan: "Go ahead, call me reactionary. I happen to object to the musical nonsense being peddled in the name of jazz by John Coltrane and his acolyte Eric Dolphy." - (Downbeat November 22, 1961).

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McCoy Tyner: "If anyone want to know how the three of us - Elvin, Jimmy and me - felt about John [Coltrane], listen to the music and you can hear the love and respect we had for each other. The music can really speak more than any of us." - (Melody Maker, August 19, 1967).
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Today Tuesday April 25

Evening
Playtime Collective w. Martin Kershaw (alto); Graeme Stephen (guitar); Mario Caribe (bass); Tom Bancroft (drums). - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £10/£8 (conc.). JNE/Schmazz.
Maine Street Jazzmen - Royal British Legion Club, West Jesmond Ave. Newcastle NE2 3EX. £5. 8:30pm.
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
Lickety Split - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham. 9:00pm. Free (bucket collection).
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Cubop Spoken Here. Havana Club 5 + Heaton Horns @ Hoochie Coochie March 15.

Carlos Luis Rivera/Paco Rivera (perc/vcls)); Alan Law (pno); Paul Grainger (bs); Antonio Marrero (vcl/perc); Simon Coleman (dms); Darren Millett (gtr); + Heaton Horns: David Matthew Gray (tmb); Alex Saxon (alt/fl); Elliot Todd (tpt).
(Review by Lance/Photos courtesy of Anna Miller to follow.*)
The occasional Sunday afternoon gigs at Hoochie are usually something else and this one was no exception! It didn't matter that I hadn't a clue what the songs were about or whether they were in Portuguese, Spanish or a mixture of both, what counted was the infectious, compelling and at times hypnotic rhythms that engulfed those who weren't away wining and dining their mother (or somebody else's mother). They should have brought her here!
Apart from the percussive aspect, some wild blowing by the horns added to the excitement and it was no surprise that the dance floor wasn't empty.
Alan Law tells me he's going to Cuba for music lessons - on this showing he doesn't need many (if any!)
They ran the whole spectrum Latin, Jazz, Salsa, Samba, Cha Cha Cha and a whole lot more - no need to go to the Caribbean let it come to you with the Havana Club 5. Likewise - no need to go to Heaton let Heaton come to you with the Heaton Horns!
Lance. 

3 comments :

  1. Just to help you out:

    Simon Coleman on kit

    Antonio Marrero on vocals

    Great seeing you there, Lance. It was an endless train of chaos, but a very fun one and hopefully the start of a wonderful partnership with the horns.

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  2. Thanks David. Just need the name of the guitarist (and a couple of the promised pics from Anna).

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  3. I see you have the others. Just Darren Millett on guitar to add.
    Thanks again for the review, and thanks for making the effort when it meant a dash for you when Dave Newton was due to play across town (I would have been at the Globe if not playing at Hoochie). It was great fun and hopefully the first of many such gigs.

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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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