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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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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

CD review: The Jelly Roll Jazz Band - Whose Solo is it Anyway?


Dan Wackett (bjo); Michael Grant (clt/spoons); Laurence Marshall (tpt/tmb/vcl); Ben Sarney (bs).
(Review by Lance).
The sleeve says that the Jelly Roll Jazz Band [above names] are listed in reverse alphabetical order according to the penultimate letter of their surname. This gave me the idea that this isn't a disc to be taken too seriously!
It's a fun band! And if you're having a Prohibition Party, this is the band for you.
Lots of tried and tested favourites such as When the Saints; Bourbon St. Parade; Five Foot Two; Sheik of Araby; Just a Closer Walk With Thee; St. James Infirmary; Margie;  Moon River; Bare Necessities; Ice Cream; When You're Smiling; 14 seconds of In the Mood and an unlisted blast on Bill Bailey. Nowhere else will you hear such heart-rending interpretations of the core banjo repertoire , say's the press release. A fair description.
Got to be the best party band in Scarborough which is where they are hiding out from the Jazz Police. Visit them on Facebook.
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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