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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 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.
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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