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Bebop Spoken There

Dave Gelly: “From 1 January 1920, when prohibition was imposed in the US, people didn’t stop drinking, they just stopped drinking legally.” – (Jazz Journal October 2017).

Regina Carter: “When I was a teenager, I would daydream about going out on a date and dancing to Ella’s music.” (Down Beat October 2017).

Today Tuesday November 21

Afternoon

Classic Swing - The Ship, Front St., Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free. New weekly mainstream session. 2 mins from Monkseaton metro.
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Evening

Jam session - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm Free. Session led by Mark Williams.

Omar Sosa + Seckou Keita - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead NE8 2JR. 0191 443 4666. 8:00pm. £21.80. Sage Two.

Gypsy Jazz Jam - Prohibition Bar, Arch 3, Brandling Street, Gateshead NE8 2BA. Doors 7:00pm. Free. ‘No audience as such – everyone is a player/musician or a gypsy!’

Charles Gordon - Vermont Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. 0191 233 1010. 10:00pm. 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, May 08, 2016

Budtet @ The Globe - May 7.













Fiona Finden (sop/vcl); Jude Murphy (alt/fl/vcl); Stuart Finden (ten); Lin-Lee Wong (pno); Jim Crinson (bs); Eric Stutt (dms) + Dave Weisser (cor).
(Review by Lance.)
In the beginning, there was Budvivar which begat The Budtones which begat Budtet which during the course of this session became Budwei(s)ser!
A good crowd at the Jazz Coop's HQ were treated to some hard blowing bebop and beyond from the horns, vocals from Jude and Fi, delightfully delicate piano from Lin-Lee, rock steady bass from King Crinson and super stickwork from the legend that is Eric Stutt. Everyone had fun and, if this is the band's debut gig, then the future looks good.
Not content with wailing on alto and the occasional vocal, Jude also took on the mantle of Ian Anderson with some throaty fluting. On one number, maybe Groovin' High, or was it Night in Tunisia? Jude took a scat chorus and Fiona complemented it with a burst of vocalese!
Also included were numbers by Nat Adderley, Miles Davis and Steely Dan's Donald Fagin as well as Stuart Finden's Stu's Blues.
Stu blew top notch tenor, bobbing and weaving like Amir Khan before he (Khan) was knocked out cold! In Stu's case, it was the audience who were knocked out! This was the first time I'd encountered Lin-Lee Wong and her piano solos and her comping added to the ambience.
And still there was more!
Dave Weisser, not only acted as doorman, but augmented the band with his distinctive Milesian cornet playing.
This was one very enjoyable gig and good to see BSH's Ann Alex in attendance prior to her upcoming op.
Photos.
Lance.

1 comment :

Fiona Finden (on F/b) said...

Excellent! And yes indeed lovely to see Ann Alex there

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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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