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Bebop Spoken There

Michael Feinstein: “Fred Astaire is my favorite singer. To me, he was the perfect interpreter of American popular song.” – (Jazz Times December 2014).

Bud Shank: “Once I saw California – that was it, I stayed.” – (Jazz Journal May 1991)

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Today Sunday February 26.

Afternoon.
Mark Williams (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12:30pm. Free.
More Jam - Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 3pm. Free.
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Blues @ The Bay - Tanner Smith's 17-19 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RE, 0191 2525941. 4pm. Free. Blues jam w. Scott Wall & Charlie Philp.
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Musicians Unlimited - Park Hotel, Park Rd., Hartlepool TS26 9HU. 01249 233126.1pm. Free.
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Evening
Maine St. Jazzmen - Seaton Sluice Social Club, Collywell Bay Rd., Seaton Sluice NE26 4QZ. 8pm. £4.
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Shaun Henderson Band - Quakerhouse, Mechanics Yard, Darlington. 6pm. £5.
Jazz Jam - Empty Shop, 35c Framwellgate Bridge, Durham DH1 4SY. 7:30pm. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Monday, November 02, 2015

CD Review: Tim Richards Hextet - Telegraph Hill

Tim Richards (pno); Ed Jones (ten); Ralph Wyld (vibes); Peter Ibbetson (dms); Dick Pearce (tpt); Dominic Howles (bs).
(Review by Lance).
To me this is a sextet but to Tim it's a hextet! Maybe I'm missing a finger or two or they just didn't want to mention sex - strange. However, with or without the sex, this is a superb album. Dick Pearce, a trumpet man I've loved since I first heard him at Caedmon back in the '80s with Ronnie [Scott], still blowing magnificently.
And Ralph Wyld on vibes! What a timely reminder - he's with Sam Eagles at the Globe this coming Saturday! Ed Jones blows great tenor, his name should be bandied about more often when they talk about our UK saxmen, Ibbetson and Howles dig deep whilst Richards is not only an original composer/arranger, but he also blows mighty fine piano. 
Dave Gelly, who knows a thing or two, says "The ten numbers, varied in pace and mood, are a joy from beginning to end."
Amen.
For us guys/gals up here in the north east there's good news and bad news. The good news is that they're playing a gig at the Jazz Café. The bad news is that it's not until June 28, 2016!
Suggestion: buy the CD now - the world may have come to an end by then and I'd hate to have left this mortal coil before hearing this.
Soundclips.
Lance.

1 comment :

  1. Well, let's hope Lance is wrong, and the world doesn't come to an end before June of next year! After all, it's nine years to the day (2nd November 2006) since Tim Richards last brought a band to Tyneside, so waiting another eight months until Jazz North East bring him back to the Jazz Café doesn't seem too much longer to wait.
    But I do agree that buying the album now is a good idea - not because of the threat of Armageddon, but because it will give us all a foretaste of the great music that Tim continues to make, and whet our appetites for the live gig.

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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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