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Bebop Spoken There

Miles Kington: "If the intake of alcohol fails to improve a jazz player's performance, why do jazz listeners think it improves their appreciation?" - (Jazz Express October 1982).

Barbara Jay: "My first gig was at the Astoria, Charing Cross Rd. It seemed like a den of iniquity to me. All the Soho girls were there and the gigolos with their old women paying them to dance..." - (Jazz UK May 2008.)

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Today Sunday February 26.

Afternoon.
Mark Williams (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12:30pm. Free.
More Jam - Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 3pm. Free.
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Blues @ The Bay - Tanner Smith's 17-19 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RE, 0191 2525941. 4pm. Free. Blues jam w. Scott Wall & Charlie Philp.
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Musicians Unlimited - Park Hotel, Park Rd., Hartlepool TS26 9HU. 01249 233126.1pm. Free.
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Evening
Maine St. Jazzmen - Seaton Sluice Social Club, Collywell Bay Rd., Seaton Sluice NE26 4QZ. 8pm. £4.
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Shaun Henderson Band - Quakerhouse, Mechanics Yard, Darlington. 6pm. £5.
Jazz Jam - Empty Shop, 35c Framwellgate Bridge, Durham DH1 4SY. 7:30pm. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

CD Review: Vitor Pereira Quintet - New World

Vitor  Pereira (gtr/comp); Chris Williams (alt); George Crowley (ten); Andrea Di Biase (bs); Dave Hamblett (dms).
(Review by Lance).
"The choice for its title emerged from the idea that we are living through turbulent times and our world is reaching a tipping point. A point where an an increasingly globalised economic system powered by unscrupulous profit orientated multinational corporations is on the verge of collapse.
Societies are polarised, climate is changing, the concentration of wealth in the hands of a few is reaching record levels and our world is in need of a rebirth.
A new world."

Thus the inspiration, they say, behind this, the second F-IRE release by the Vitor Pereira Quintet.
Maybe it is, maybe it isn't inspired by the above. As one who travels a politically free journey through life my sole interest here is the music and, it has to be said, it stands on its own soapbox. The workers unite and if they haven't totally thrown away their chains at least they've loosened them enabling them to move freely through Pereira's vision of a New World.
The music is contemporary, it's for today and, if this is the "New World", then it's worth booking a Day Saver return ticket to The Vortex on March 2 where the London album launch takes place.
Lance.
PS: Ignoring the claptrap, the musical manifesto is superb. Great blowing from Williams and Crowley, sooper dooper guitaring from Pereira, not to mention his compositions, and a bass/drums duo that are worthy of a post in any cabinet rhythm section.

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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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