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Bebop Spoken There

Buddy Rich: "You either swing a band or you don't swing a band - (Metronome April 1956).

Sinclair Traill: “Well I don't think he (Chet Baker) can sing either.” – (Jazz Journal August 1956).

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Whilst we appreciate the many emails, texts, messages and other communications we receive requesting album/gig reviews on BSH, regrettably, we are unable to reply to them all other than those we are able to answer with a positive response.
Similarly, CDs received by post will only be considered if accompanied by sufficient background material.
Finally, bear in mind that this is a jazz-based site when submitting your album.
Lance

Today Thursday December 14

Afternoon
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Rd., nr. Newcastle NE27 0DA. 1:00pm. Free.

Interim Recitals (Final Year Music Students) - Recital Room, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University NE1 7RU. Inc. Ben Richardson (jazz piano) 10:00am.

Evening.
Maine Street Jazzmen - Potter’s Wheel, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5EE. 8:30pm.

Indigo Jazz Voices - The Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £5.00.

Durham University Big Band - Riverside Bar, Dunelm House, New Elvet, Durham DH1 3AN. 8:30pm (doors 8:00pm). Free admission. The band’s ‘Jazzy Christmas 5’.

Christmas Swing w Danny Reed - Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields NE33 1ES. 7:00pm. £18.95.

Tees Hot Club w. Richie Emmerson (tenor); Dave Archibold (keys) - Dorman’s, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. 8:00pm. Free Xmas Party Night.

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm.

WCEA Big Band - Whitburn Church of England Academy, Whitburn SR6 7EF. Tel: 0191 529 3712. 7:00-9:30pm. £4.00. (£10.00. family of three). Tickets must be purchased in advance by December 8th. ‘Christmas Swing-a-long’ to include school choir. Whitburn Academy competes regularly at the annual Great North Big Band Jazz Festival.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, January 02, 2016

CD Review: Live At Foxrock Folk Club - The Parish Hall Tapes 1970-72

(Review by Ann Alex).
This is my (double) CD of the year (just caught for 2015 on New Year’s Eve) and we are very lucky that the CDs exist at all. They have been produced by Jeremy Kearney (the BSH reviewer a.k.a ‘JC’) and the music was restored by Adam Sinclair from tapes recorded live at the Foxrock Folk Club, (just south of Dublin) in 1970-72.  The original recordings were made by a 15 year old schoolboy, Kevin McCann (bless you, wherever you are now) on a reel-to-reel tape recorder, so we have the immediacy of a live recording, involving some of the best folk and jazz players around Dublin at that time.  
There’s something for everyone here, traditional folk (The Unquiet Grave; Blackwaterside); blues (Talking Dust Bowl Blues; Cocaine); Jazz (Swinging The Blues by Basie); satire (Humpty Dumpty); contemporary song (Alabama 58 by Ewen MacColl); and even a version of Summertime (apologies to Lance!) sung by Suzanne Murphy, who later joined Welsh National Opera.
Listen to this for 3 ragtime guitar tunes from Johnny Norris, including Bill Bailey (a lot of notes!); a French Piaf-like tune L’Oiseau with vocal, guitar, cello; New Orleans jazz Please Don’t talk About Me When I’m Gone from a band of the last 8 jazz people listed below; the satire of Ronnie Drew’s Humpty Dumpty; Sally Brown,  a shanty in stirring harmony from The Gingermen; moving folk songs such as The Unquiet Grave (all about the mourning process) from Luke Kelly and his banjo.  There’s even a bit of rock, Helplessly Hoping (Stills) from a band called WE 4 (Hogan, Lunny, Harrington and Murphy.)  And lots more musical goodies, from the time when folk clubs were probably at their most numerous and when a very wide range of music was available.
Thanks again to all involved in making these CD’s available, especially for the work of Jeremy Kearney.  The booklet, providing details of how the CD’s originated with relevant photographs and illustrations, shows how much work went into the whole project.  The CDs are issued by Cornelscourt Records CR 001.  See www.foxcroftfolkclubproject.blogspot.com
Ann Alex
Blues And Jazz
Red Peters (vocal) Brian Fry (vocal, guitar); Johnny Norris (vocal, guitar); Shay Fogarty (harmonica); Gerry Doyle (guitar); Suzanne Murphy (vocal); Larry Hogan (vocal, guitar); John Harrington (vocal, bass); Rock Fox (trumpet); Phil Butler (clarinet); Charlie Devenny (ten sax); Dock Buckley (bar sax); Tony Drennan (piano); Jimmy Mckay (bass); John Wadham (drums); Martin Walsh (bass)
Folk And Contemporary
Andy Irvine (vocal, guitar, mandolin, harmonica); Luke Kelly (vocal, banjo); Sonny Condell (vocal, guitar); Ronnie Drew (vocal, guitar); Al O’Donnell (vocal, guitar); Paddy Finney (vocal, guitar); Jolyon Jackson (cello) Danny Doyle (vocal, guitar); Sean Potts (tin whistle) Donal Lunny (vocal, guitar); Brendan Grace, Paul Malone, John Gilette, Desi Redmond (‘The Gingermen’, vocals)

1 comment :

Jo Edis (on F/b) said...

We got this for Xmas and have LOVED it - can highly recommend it if you like music!!!!

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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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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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