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Bebop Spoken There

Alan Luff: “The general view is that Ella’s songbook recordings are the supreme exemplars of sophistication, fine diction and creative voice in the wide field of popular music.” – (Jazz Journal May 2017).

Steve Voce: “Most of us have been crashed into by cretins who walk along the road absorbed in the screens of their mobile phones.” – (Jazz Journal May 2017).

Today Monday May 22

Afternoon.
Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
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Tuesday, January 05, 2016

RIP Paul Bley

Montreal born pianist Paul Bley passed away on Sunday (January 3) age 83. A forward looking composer and pianist he was associated with many of the greats from Charlie Parker onwards including Ornette Coleman, Sonny Rollins, his ex wife Carla Bley and former partner Annette Peacock, Charlie Haden and many others by which time he himself was becoming a legend. 
When asked if he ever listened to his own records he replied, "I only listen to my own records".
Read and listen here.
Lance.

1 comment :

  1. Paul Bley was truly my mentor and I was able to find my musical voice because I studied with him at NEC. He always encouraged me to express my music, sound like myself, not like others. It was a real 'revolution' in my life.
    Paul Bley and my mother are the same age. When he was in Japan, I noticed it and I told him. Then he said, 'Call me mom!' That was so funny. My parents came to concerts of us then. They are so sad with Paul's passing.

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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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