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Bebop Spoken There

Howard Riley: “When I started out playing jazz back in the late 50s, early 60s, if you wanted a gig you had to learn some standards.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Eric Harland: “I love swing and I’m always going to swing but I also know that you can take a hip-hop groove and improvise with that just like you would with a swing pattern.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Today Saturday April 29

Afternoon

1pm: Dean Stockdale Trio. 2:30pm: Abbie Finn Quartet 4pm: Rick Laughlin Trio - Quakerhouse, Mechanics’ Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. 01325 245052. 1:00-5:00pm. Free (donations).

Evening

Dave O’Higgins with Durham Alumni Big Band - Majestic Theatre, Bondgate, Darlington DL3 7JT. Support set by Durham County Youth Big Band (7:15pm). £12.00. (+ concs).

Late night jam session - Quakerhouse, Mechanics’ Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. 01325 245052.10:30pm. Free.

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Ruby Turner - Alnwick Playhouse. 7:30pm. £21.00. & £20.00.

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Fever & Friends - Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields NE333 3NG. 7:30pm. £12.00. 0191 454234.

Bradley Johnston (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 7:30pm. No cover charge.

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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Steve Glendinning/Peter Gilligan @ The Globe Jazz Bar August 29.

Steve Glendinning (gtr); Peter Gilligan (pno).
(Review by Lance).
Advertised as guitar duo Mark Williams and Steve Glendinning last night's Jazz Coop gig found Pete Gilligan standing in for Mark who, as it turned out, was gigging in Wales. Nevertheless, this didn't detract from the music which, as expected from these two fine exponents, gelled from the first down beat to the final coda.
In many ways it could be said that the piano/guitar set up offered more variety than the guitar duo format and certainly both musicians impressed most of the Coop faithful.
A choice selection of standards and a few contemporary jazz pieces gave us the ingredients for the spice of life including A Foggy Day; There Will Never be Another You; Beautiful Love; Darn that Dream and All the Things You Are. Both guys managed to quote Fly Me To the Moon during the course of the latter tune but Pete also incorporated a bar or two of How High the Moon so I guess he got the lunar prize.
Horace Silver provided Summer in Central Park and Nica's Dream; Jobim contributed a number that sounded like the Beatles' You Know I'll Always Love You but wasn't! Charlie Haden had a couple including the delightful Our Spanish Love Song and there were compositions by Steve Swallow and Steve Kuhn - it was a good night for Steves!
And Peters too! although there was only one it sounded like more or is he really an octopus?
Lance.
Tonight at the Globe - New Orleans with the Mississippi Dreamboats. 7:30pm start.

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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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