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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 Monday September 25

Afternoon.
Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Classic Swing - Marquis of Granby, Streetgate, Sunniside NE16 5ES. 0191 4880954. 1pm. Free. New mainstream gig w. Bob Wade (trumpet); Olive Rudd (vocal) and other familiar faces.
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Alastair Lord (trumpet) & Kris Thomsett (organ) - St. Nicholas Cathedral, St. Nicholas Square, Newcastle NE1 1PF. 1:05. Free (retiring collection).
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Evening.
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Monday, April 04, 2016

CD Review: Rebecca Kilgore - Moonshadow Dance


A new album from Rebecca Kilgore means all bets are off - sorry gals! Moonshadow Dance sees Kilgore move her game up a notch. Unlike previous albums where Oregon's Hall of Famer laid down definitive versions of the Gasbook, here, Ms. Kilgore introduces us to the relatively unfamiliar works of Ellen Vanderslice, Mike Horsfall and, wait for it, Rebecca Kilgore. Yes, Becky chips in with a few of her own. Our gal can compose and lyric-write as well as singing just about any other jazz chirper off the planet!
The songs are fantastic - The Gasbook Volume 2! 
Kilgore is in good voice, Horsfall gives out good vibes, the arrangements are perfectly tailored to Becky's voice - what's not to like?
It may be only April 4 but it's odds on this being my record of the month - if not my vocal record of the year.
Rebecca Kilgore, I, and everybody else who's heard you sing, loves you madly!
Available now on Cherry Pie Music.
YouTube.
Lance.

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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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