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Bebop Spoken There

Jim Hall: "Won't play loud, can't play fast" - (From one of the great guitarist's business cards brought to our attention by Roly Veitch).

Joel Harrison: “It’s incredibly hard to play bebop on guitar, harder than on saxophone.” – (Jazz Times August 2015)

Sir Thomas Beecham: "Forget about the bars. Look at the phrases, please. Remember that bars are only the boxes in which the music is packed" - (Beecham Stories by Harold Atkins & Archie Newman. Robson Books, 1978).

Today Wednesday June 28

Afternoon.
Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. £1. 8pm.
Chris Sharkey Trio - Jazz Café. 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £5/Students free - voluntary donation.
Levee Ramblers NOJB - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:30pm. £3.00.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Alan Glen Trio @ The Globe Jazz Bar - January 9.

Alan Glen (pno); John Pope (bs); Paul Wight (dms).
(Review by Lance).
The wet weather continued and I pondered upon the wisdom of making the tortuous bus/metro/bus journey to Jazz Coop HQ as opposed to sitting in the warmth of a centrally heated home with a glass of wine, a book of verse and a CD playing.
Fortunately, the former prevailed, a rare outing by the Alan Glen Trio was not to be passed by and I'm pleased to say that many others were of the same mind. The tables in the small room were all occupied creating a warm ambience enhanced by the music.
The music!
Three players at the top of their game blending seamlessly. Paul Wight driving with sticks, cajoling with brushes; John Pope - the Kreisler of the double bass and Alan 'The Monarch of the' Glen.
To describe Alan as the doyen of northeast jazz is but to state an indisputable fact. From the opening Love For Sale to Tune Up (there was more but bus beckoned) we were treated to a feast of piano trio jazz.
Like Someone in Love; Beautiful Love; Nightshade (Glen original?); If I Were a Bell; What's New? (The ultimate ballad performance!); All Blues; Woody'n You; If I Should Lose You; How Deep is the Ocean filled in the gaps.
Timeless piano playing.
Brilliant bass playing, not without a few humorous phrases.
Fours with some meaning.
It was still raining as I left but who cared?
Photos.
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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