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Bebop Spoken There

Sonny Rollins: "I work very hard. I wear out suits playing." - (Downbeat May 29, 1969.)

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Bob Brookmeyer: "The group's philosophy? We're saving to buy new uniforms - the ties wore out." - (Crescendo March 1965).

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Today Friday March 24

Afternoon
Rendezvous Jazz - The Black Horse, Front St., Monkseaton, Whitley Bay NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.
Mick Shoulder's Swing Manouche - Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. 1pm. £5. 0300 0269520
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Evening
James Harrison & Caroline Bagley- Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9pm. Free.
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Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7:00pm.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Hip Hop Spoken Here - Cantaloop @ Hoochie Coochie. July 31.

(Review by Lance)
What's this doing here? Hardly jazz, I hear you say! Hardly, but, then again, hearing the horn solos it could hardly be anything else!
It was a fun night, pulsating rhythms, indecipherable lyrics and a foot tapping groove that would have brought the ceiling down if there were a flat below. Yes, brought the ceiling down but brought the occupants up wanting a piece of the action.
Don't ask me names although I gather lead singer/bass guitarist is Dannie Dee. I've tried to decipher their facebook page but, written in Hip Hop, translation isn't easy - somebody help me please!
Still, what's in a name? That by which we call a groove by any other name would still stomp our feet.
The lyrics were delivered faster than a Coltrane chorus and my mental capacity, incapable of digesting them, contented itself with enjoying and admiring the delivery and the rhythmic nuances, The trumpet man blew some fiery choruses with the guy on alto not far behind and frequently in front. A great horn duo.
This wasn't a night for dissection - my notebook went out of the metaphorical window after about one number - it was a night to enjoy the action and if that involved shaking a limb or three then so be it!
Catch them when you can.
They're in Scunthorpe tonight.
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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