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Bebop Spoken There

Artie Shaw: “I'm not interested in giving people what they want--I'm interested in making music.” – (DownBeat October 15, 1939).

Jason Marsalis: “There's so many places that this music can go and there's a lot yet to be discovered.'” – (DownBeat April 2018)

Today Saturday March 17


Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas @ Sunderland Empire, High St West, Sunderland SR1 3EX. 2:30pm. Featuring Rat Pack Big Band & Burrelli Sisters.


KOAN 7 - the Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:00pm. £5.00. (£4.00. concs). ‘Form and Space’ ‘An evening of free improvisation and original composition’. Line-up includes John Pope (solo improvised set).

Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas @ Sunderland Empire, High St West, Sunderland SR1 3EX. 7:30pm. Featuring Rat Pack Big Band & Burrelli Sisters.

Boys of Brass - Brandling Villa, Haddricks Mill Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1QL. 9:00pm. Free.

Ben Cipolla - Great Broughton Village Hall, Ingleby Road, Great Broughton, Cleveland TS9 7ER. 7:30pm. Tickets: £12.50 from 01642 712176.

Gilded Thieves - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Saturday, February 20, 2016

CD Review: Patrick Cornelius - While We're Still Young

Patrick Cornelius (alt/sop/fl/comp)​​; Jason Palmer​ (tpt); John Ellis​ (ten/bs clt); Nick Vayenas​ (tmb); Miles Okazaki​ (gtr); Gerald Clayton​ (pno); Peter Slavov​ (bs); Kendrick Scott​ (dms).
Inspired by the poetry from When We Were Very Young, by A.A. Milne.
While I love this album, because of the backlog of CDs piling up, time and tide etc., I'm going to cop out and direct you to the Press Release. However, this isn't really  a cop out as I concur with everything they've written. 
This is a superb album. The writing is brilliant in a sort of contemporary Marty Paich, Gil Evans, Manny Alban way. Don't think this makes it in anyway dated! The solos are for today and if Whirlwind hadn't sent me 3 discs in the one package I'd have probably written a thesis on how this is as good an example of today's jazz writing (and soloing) as you will find out side of the [Paul] Edis household.
Patrick Cornelius - While We're Still Young was released yesterday on Whirlwind Records WR4682.

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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.)
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