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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 Monday September 25

Afternoon.
Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Classic Swing - Marquis of Granby, Streetgate, Sunniside NE16 5ES. 0191 4880954. 1pm. Free. New mainstream gig w. Bob Wade (trumpet); Olive Rudd (vocal) and other familiar faces.
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Alastair Lord (trumpet) & Kris Thomsett (organ) - St. Nicholas Cathedral, St. Nicholas Square, Newcastle NE1 1PF. 1:05. Free (retiring collection).
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Evening.
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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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