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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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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Global Goings-on

We are getting excited about a unique event coming to the Globe on the public holiday Monday 29 August. A fusion of Tango and Jazz, with dancing, listening, tea and tequila. Before that, we welcome another globetrotter back to the Globe - vocalist Claire Kelly plays a final gig before heading back to the far east.
On 26, 27, 28 August there is the first Ushaw Jazz Festival (near Durham). This excellent new event has been organised by local jazz genius Paul Edis, who was recently one of the tutors at our Summer Weekend Workshop. The festival features many of the musicians who have supported Jazz.Coop in various ways and so we have decided not to programme any jazz gigs at the Globe during the festival so there is no clash. (Our regular More Jam session, always held on the fourth Sunday of the month, 3-6pm, will go ahead as usual.) 
Claire Kelly & Pete Gilligan On Saturday 20 August 2016 there is classy jazz vocals and virtuoso piano at the Globe. Claire Kelly is a versatile singer from the North East of England. Currently performing around Thailand and Malaysia she has squeezed in a date for The Globe on her whistle-stop visit to the UK.… Read more. 
Tango & Jazz - the real deal from Argentina Monday 29 August 2016 Jazz.Coop is delighted to welcome the Tango & Jazz Quartet for a special day of Argentinian music and dancing at the Globe. For dancers, there will be a milonga (social dance) at 3-6pm including a live set from the band. Non-dancers will be … Read more. 

Play More Jazz! course Back by popular demand! Participants in Steve Glendinning's highly participative jazz improvisation course are crying out for more. The next course starts on 27 September 2016. Read more. 

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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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