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Bebop Spoken There

Jackie McLean: “I can't understand British audiences. In Britain there doesn't seem to be any curiosity." (Melody Maker, April 1, 1961).

Charles Mingus: "It seems to me that if our records were not issued in Britain, the British cats would have to think for themselves" (Jazz News, July 26th 1961)

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Today Wednesday July 26

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.
Jo Harrop & Joel Byrne McCullough - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2AE. 7:30pm. No cover charge. 7:30pm. 0191 2399924
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Friday, January 01, 2016

CD Review: The Dan Wilkins Ensemble-Jnana Vijnana


Dan Wilkins (ten); Patrick McGhee (sop); Mike Bono, Vaughn Stoffet (gtr); Dave Lantz (pno/keys); Daryl Johns (bs); Jimmy MacBride (dms).
(Review by Lance).
Not a foot-tapper or a hip-shaker, this Sanskrit titled album is more a cerebral exercise. Wilkins' original compositions are, he says, inspired by personal psychological and spiritual experiences.
Jnana-Vijnana refers to the pursuit of understanding the knowledge of the Self and of the physical plural world in its many phases and incarnations.
There's more!
Jnana-Vijnana, it seems, was inspired by an event, in 2012, shortly after Wilkins attended a self-realisation seminar with a guru from India, Pujyashree Deepakbhai. "I'd been investigating Schopenhaur vis a vis Wagner and Zen philosophy, eventually leading to regular practice of Yoga and meditation..."
This is all beyond my Karma.
Judge for yourself.
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/danwilkinsensemble.
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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