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Michael Feinstein: “Fred Astaire is my favorite singer. To me, he was the perfect interpreter of American popular song.” – (Jazz Times December 2014).

Bud Shank: “Once I saw California – that was it, I stayed.” – (Jazz Journal May 1991)

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Today Tuesday February 21

Jam Session - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. Free.
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
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Friday, March 20, 2015

The Collective @ Hoochie Coochie - March 19.




Lyndon Anderson (vcl/hca); Tim Bloomer (gtr); Dominic Snaith (keys) Martyn Dixon (bs/gtr);?(dms).
(Review by Lance).
With Lyndon Anderson up front fifty shades of blue(s) was guaranteed. This was one helluva blast with guest Lyndon playing as good a harp as you're likely to hear 'twixt the Tyne and Tees Delta. His singing didn't hurt either.
Tim Bloomer unleashed the licks and the looks with his usual panache whilst Dom alternated between groovin' B3 and down home barrelhouse boogie blues piano. Martyn used all five strings to great effect and the drummer (Martyn did name check him for me but I inexcusably forgot it!) laid it down like as though he was recording for Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee.
It was good to have the Collective back at Hoochie but sad that it was just a one off.
Photos.
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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