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Bebop Spoken There

John Tynan: "Go ahead, call me reactionary. I happen to object to the musical nonsense being peddled in the name of jazz by John Coltrane and his acolyte Eric Dolphy." - (Downbeat November 22, 1961).

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McCoy Tyner: "If anyone want to know how the three of us - Elvin, Jimmy and me - felt about John [Coltrane], listen to the music and you can hear the love and respect we had for each other. The music can really speak more than any of us." - (Melody Maker, August 19, 1967).
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Today Monday April 24

Afternoon.
Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
Evening.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Gerry Richardson Soul Quartet @ Hoochie Coochie - April 28

Gerry Richardson (Hammond/vcl); Garry Linsley (alt); Rod Sinclair (gtr); Paul Smiith (dms).
(Review by Lance).
Woo Hoo! cried the crowd after each number - it was that sort of crowd - and it wasn't long before I was woo-hooing with them! It's that sort of band, mere clapping isn't enough. Tonight, despite there being competition from the east (SSBB), the south (Gala BB) and a Cuban threat from the west (Descarga!) the hoochies and the coochies kept the faith.
 A good turn out richly rewarded by some of the funkiest/soulful organic jazz this side of the Chicken Shack. It didn't matter that Gerry's pedalboard stopped pedalling, the bass end of the SK2 compensated and, in doing so, saved Gerry's socks from some wear and tear.
A mix of covers and originals saw our man travel the streets and the dirt roads that Jimmy Smith, McDuff, McGriff and Billy Preston once tread. They showed him the way but now he's ahead! 
Rod Sinclair in there pitching on Telecaster, the ideal axe for this jazz/blues gig. Leo Fender, way up there, was surely nodding his head in approval - maybe even doing some celestial woo-hooing himself! 
Garry Linsley, always good to hear his alto playing. Tyneside's loss, Cumbria's gain, apart from tonight that is. Tonight Cumbria is in mourning! 
Paul Smith, right there on the money every beat of the way, this was a night to remember but, unlike SSTitanic in the film of the same name (A Night to Remember), the icebergs just melted upon impact.
Be it solo, duo, trio, quartet or Big Idea this is the real deal.
Lance.

2 comments :

  1. Should get a top notch singer in to complete the picture

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  2. Steve, they have a top notch singer - Gerry!

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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.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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