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Bebop Spoken There

Vadim Neselovskyi, Professor of Jazz Piano, Berklee College of Music: “Every pianist has to deal with a very complex left-hand part at some point. This is the essential pianistic experience – to split your brain into two halves and execute two very different tasks at the same time.” – (Down Beat September 2017).

Roscoe Mitchell: “To me, improvisation is trying to improve your skills so you can make these on-point compositional decisions. That takes practice.” – (Down Beat September 2017)

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Today Friday September 22

Scarborough Jazz Festival - Day one of three.
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Afternoon
Rendezvous Jazz - The Black Horse, Front St., Monkseaton, Whitley Bay NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.
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Zoe Gilby Quartet - Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. 1pm. £5.
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Evening
Kentucky Cowtippers - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
Sean Noonan: Memorable Sticks - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £8/£6.
Backyard Rhythm Orchestra + Monkey Puzzle - o2 Academy, Newcastle. Doors 6:30pm. Curfew 10pm.
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Dave Newton & Dean Stockdale - Traveller's Rest, 2 West Auckland Rd., Cockerton, Darlington DL3 9ER. 8:30pm. £10.
Smokin' Spitfires - Forum Music Centre, Borough Rd., Darlington DL1 1SG. 7:30pm. £10.
Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7pm.
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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 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

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  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

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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.
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