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Bebop Spoken There

Howard Riley: “When I started out playing jazz back in the late 50s, early 60s, if you wanted a gig you had to learn some standards.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Eric Harland: “I love swing and I’m always going to swing but I also know that you can take a hip-hop groove and improvise with that just like you would with a swing pattern.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Today Sunday April 30

All Day.
Darlington Jazz Festival - details.
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International Jazz Day - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. From 2pm 'til late. Free - details.
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Strictly Smokin' Small Band - Gateshead Beer and Music Festival - Gateshead RFC, Eastwood Gdns., Low Fell NE9 5UB. £12 admission to beer festival. Band play 1:45pm - 2:35pm.
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Afternoon.
Joel Byrne McCullough - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12:30pm. Free.
Blues @ The Bay - Tanner Smith's 17-19 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RE, 0191 2525941. 4pm. Free. Blues jam w. Scott Wall & Charlie Philp.
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Musicians Unlimited - Park Hotel, Park Rd., Hartlepool TS26 9HU. 01249 233126.1pm. Free.
Evening
Nick Ross Orchestra (Glenn Miller) - Forum Theatre, Queensway, Billingham. 7:30pm. £22 (£20.50 conc.).
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Tcha Limberger to play Sage Gateshead!

(Preview by Russell)
Multi instrumentalist Tcha Limberger is returning to Sage Gateshead. This Sunday, October 2, Limberger will be in Hall Two with his Budapest Gypsy Orchestra. Belgian born Tcha, of the Manouche tradition, will lead his seven piece band in a programme centred on the folk music traditions of Central Europe. On this current tour Limberger will be playing violin – he is also an accomplished guitarist – alongside fellow string instrumentalists Olah Norbert (viola, or the ‘brac’ bowed alternative), Ruzo Istvan on violin and Szegfu Karoly, double bass.

The Budapest Gypsy Orchestra’s concert performances have won acclaim from many quarters; the improvising element attracted praise from the respected Jazz Mann blog, Songlines and F Roots magazines similarly heaped superlatives upon Limberger’s hot outfit. The Sage Gateshead concert should have wide appeal. Jazz fans will appreciate   astonishing, virtuoso playing, a broader audience will perhaps draw parallels with the Bueno Vista Social Club phenomenon. Concert goers in Hall Two will marvel at Feher Istvan’s cimbalom. A cross-stringed instrument akin to a piano or dulcimer, Istvan can justifiably be described as a master musician. As a piece of furniture the cimbalom is a work of art!

Having released an album titled Django! and recorded with Lollo Meier there is much to tempt the jazz fan along to Tcha Limberger’s Budapest Gypsy Orchestra in Hall Two at Sage Gateshead on Sunday 2nd October. To book your seat call 0191 443 4661.  As a taster be sure to tune in to Radio 3’s In Tune programme at five o’clock today, Monday 26th, to hear Limberger playing live in the studio.

Russell.

2 comments :

  1. Limberger also conducts a violin workshop at Sage Gateshead on Sunday afternoon. 2pm.

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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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