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Bebop Spoken There

Vadim Neselovskyi, Professor of Jazz Piano, Berklee College of Music: “Every pianist has to deal with a very complex left-hand part at some point. This is the essential pianistic experience – to split your brain into two halves and execute two very different tasks at the same time.” – (Down Beat September 2017).

Roscoe Mitchell: “To me, improvisation is trying to improve your skills so you can make these on-point compositional decisions. That takes practice.” – (Down Beat September 2017)

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Today Saturday September 23

Scarborough Jazz Festival - Day two of three.
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Evening
Bradley Johnston (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2AE. 7:30pm. No cover charge.
Rockafellas - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
Tobie Carpenter Organ Trio - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8pm. £10.
Thin Man + Jon Gordon - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8pm. Free.
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Nikki Iles & Stan Sulzmann - Great Hall, Hexham Abbey, Hexham NE46 3NB. 10pm. £10/£8.
Pat McMahon Trio - Tannery, Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3QD. 01434 605537. 9pm. 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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