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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.

Friday, April 03, 2015

Katherine Stone Band @ Ashington Jazz Club - April 1

Katherine Stone (vcl); Paul Gowland (sax); Stuart Collingwood (pno); Paul Grainger (bs); Steve Doyle (dms).
(Review by Peter S.)
We were very pleased to have Katherine and her musicians returning to our stage at the AJC. Our vocalist had recently returned from another musical engagement aboard a Cruise Ship where she is gaining valuable musical experience working with a variety of musicians and developing her career.  We settled down to hear a total of twenty-three popular and lasting lyrics delivered in Katherine’s style and supported by her excellent band. 
This group work so well together and share an understanding of each presentation with the vocalist. The solos were a delight and once again it is good to know that we have so many gifted "Jazz Messengers" in this region who can deliver to such a high standard. From a vast evening's  program - too many to list here - I particularly liked Moon Dance, Dance Me To The End Of Love, Masquerade, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Manhattan, and my favourite of the evening, Embraceable You.  Overall the sets were a good mix of the lyrics we enjoy. I recommend this band to you.
Peter S.
May 6: Zoe Gilby Band. 8pm. See you there.

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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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