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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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Thursday September 21

Afternoon
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Rd., nr. Newcastle NE27 0DA. 1:oopm. Free.
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Tees Valley Jazzmen - White Horse Hotel, Burtree Lane, Harrowgate Hill, Darlington DL1 3AD. 1:30pm. Free. 01325 463262.

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Evening.
Maine Street Jazzmen - Potter's Wheel, Sunniside NE16 5EE. 8:30pm. Free.
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Courtney Pine: Black Notes from the Deep - Sage Gateshead NE8 2JR. 7:30pm. £25.60. 0191 4434661.
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Katie Mac (w. 6 piece band) - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. Free.
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Emma Fisk & James Birkett - St. Cuthbert's Church, Shadforth DH6 1LF. 7:30pm.
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Pocket Jazz Orchestra: Jazz & Tapas - No. 60, Arc, Dovecote St., Stockton TS18 1LL. 7pm. £10.
Tees Hot Club w. Alan Marshall (saxes); Kevin Eland (trumpet); Ted Pearce (keys) - Dormans, Oxford Rd., Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. 9pm. Free.
New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton TS18 4AW. 8:30pm.01642 678129.
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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Frank & Laura Radio

(Preview by Russell)
Kurt Elling presents Radio 4’s Archive on 4: The Selling of Sinatra (Saturday, 8:00pm) in which the Chicagoan looks at the image making of Francis Albert Sinatra. Clare Teal (Sunday 20, Radio 2, 9:00pm) presents a big band concert recorded at the Stables, Bucks, with guests Gary Williams, Pee Wee Ellis and Georgina Jackson. Tonight (Sunday 20) at eleven o’clock the final installment of Radio 3’s annual EBU Day of Christmas Music comes from Sofia, Bulgaria. The Bulgarian National Radio Jazz Chorus and Big Band, conducted by Antoni Donchev, perform Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concert.
 More Sinatra, the actor as opposed to the Voice of the Century, in a 1954 Mystery Theater broadcast written by George Leffert (BBC Radio 4 Extra, Monday, 3:00pm).
At eleven o’clock in the evening over on Radio 4 John Wilson talks to Georgie Fame in Mastertapes about his recording Rhythm and Blues at the Flamingo.
Matthew Parris’ Great Lives (Radio 4, 4:30pm) celebrates Harlem-born writer and civil rights activist James Baldwin. At 11:00pm on Radio 2 Ralph Johnson: Jazz Epicenter 6.7 includes jazz tracks by Kenny Burrell and Roland Kirk. The Christmas Eve edition of New Generation Artists (Radio 3, 5:45pm) ranges from CPE Bach to Tchaikovsky to a composer of today – Laura Jurd. Improvisation features the composer (trumpet) and her band Dinosaur. Jurd returns to the north east in early 2016. In the early hours of Boxing Day, BBC 6 Music Insight: New Orleans (1:00am), a 1976 documentary about NOLA, includes a timely contribution from the late Allen Toussaint.
Russell.        

2 comments :

  1. The Stables of course, being in the grounds of the home of Cleo and the late John Dankworth. One of the highlights of my life was being there with the hosts and many more star studded guests. You enter it by a staircase with fairy lights at the sides, it is like tripping the light fantastic, truly Hollywood style!

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  2. I too have fond memories of the Stables - Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis, Barney Kessel, John Dankworth himself and others.

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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.
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