Total Pageviews

Bebop Spoken There

Ernie Wilkins: “If you don't look at the liner notes, you don't know who in the hell it is. Everybody sounds alike, that same million-note approach. Faceless.” – (Crescendo November 1975).

-----

Ben Williams: “A lot of jazz today has developed this allergy to simplicity. ‘If it’s simple, that means it’s not hip’ is a theme. But sometimes the simplest thing you can do is the hippest thing you can do.” – (Down Beat August 2015).

-----

Archives.

Today Wednesday March 22

Afternoon.
Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
-----
Evening.
Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. £1. 8pm.
Paul Skerritt Band - 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.
John Harle and Steve Lodder - Royal Grammar School, Eskdale Tce., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 4DX. 7pm. £20 & £10. 60th birthday tour for RGS alumnus Harl.
Chris Sharkey Trio - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £4.
-----
To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Monday, March 09, 2015

Folk Meets Jazz @ The Globe: Thursday March 5

(Review by Ann Alex)
Well if I hadn’t seen it, I wouldn’t have believed it: Jenny playing folk fiddle with subtle rhythmic accompaniment from Peter Ninnim on drum kit - it was most definitely quite my tempo, as they say. This was typical of this event which has been declared a success by the Jazz Co-op.  24 people came and most of them were performers. 
These included Teresa Driscoll, Gill and Helen who did lovely songs and played a small keyboard and ukulele; John and Colin on country style guitars; Richard Ridley with guitar and folksongs; Carrie, a singer/songwriter; John Cram, playing beautiful viola, concertina and singing; Minnie Fraser singing folksongs and playing fiddle. More folk performers than jazz, which was represented by some members of the Blue Jazz Quintet, in the shape of Karen Rann and Jeff Smith on saxes; Dave Parker on bass and Peter Ninnim, as above, on drums.
The evening had the very sociable feel that you get in folk clubs, and the whole proceeding was rounded off well with a jam session, as wisely suggested by Jeff Smith, led by the jazz players. They played All Blues then everyone joined in from their seats with When The Saints Go Marching In. The folk players then started up jigs and reels, led by Minnie, and the jazzers joined in as they wished.  They were still playing as I had to leave to catch the Metro.
Sorry I can’t give people’s full names and the titles of what they performed but I couldn’t manage to do this and be the Chairperson for the evening as well. The Co-op has decided that we should have another such evening, which will be on the first Thursday in May, which is May 7. Will You be there? You’ll not be disappointed!  
Ann Alex

2 comments :

  1. Hi Ann - great review! Just after you left, me Gill & Helen led a few choruses of 'Sorrows Away" and the whole place was in fine voice. And we really liked the very first song you did - what was it? Teresa xx

    ReplyDelete
  2. Teresa
    That sounds like a great ending to the night, I'm so glad you and everyone else came. The song was 'Brimbledon Fair' and the words indicate that it's from Lincolnshire. I don't know where I got it from and I've been singing it for ages. Ann

    ReplyDelete

Blog Archive

About this blog - contact details.

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.

Subscribe!