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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 Friday April 28

Afternoon
Rendezvous Jazz - The Black Horse, Front St., Monkseaton, Whitley Bay NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.
Dean Stockdale Trio - Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. 1pm. £5.
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Evening
Emma Fisk's Hot Club du Nord - St. Cuthbert's Centre, Church Hill, Crook DL15 9DN. 7:30pm.
Matt Roberts Sextet - Voodoo Café, Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 8pm. £6. 01325 467555. Darlington Jazz Festival.
Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7:00pm.
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Lazy River Jazz Band - Blenkinsopp Castle Inn, Nr. Greenhead CA8 7JS. 8pm. £5. Dancers welcome! 07721 375278 for more details.
To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A Weekend of Global Warming Ahead

The Globe's the place to be this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
On Saturday, the Josh Kemp Quartet, is described by The Jazz Coop's wordsman thus...
Critically acclaimed saxophonist Josh Kemp brings his new Hammond Organ based ensemble to The Globe as part of his 2016 tour to promote his new album 'Rare Groove'. The album delivers high-energy jazz with an enjoyable and relaxed groove, taking inspiration from the classic era of Blue-Note jazz, combined with contemporary inflections of rhythm and harmony, all delivered with style and quality from a band of top-class musicians.
Sounding equally impressive playing within the jazz standards tradition and also presenting his own original compositions, saxophonist and composer Josh Kemp has completed major UK tours in 2014 and in 2015, gaining many plaudits along the way for his fluid improvising style and attractive compositions.
Josh Kemp - Tenor Sax; Ross Stanley - Hammond Organ;  Martin Shaw - Trumpet
Tim Giles - Drums
What the papers say‘A mix of Stan Getzian breeziness and Coltrane’s imploring cry.’ The Guardian
‘Wonderfully rich toned with a nuanced and original sound' Time Out
‘A polished and assured mix of contemporary and post-bop styles’ JAZZ UK
Tickets £12 available online or on the door.
Sounds good? and this, but the filling in the weekend sandwich!

The Friday night gig is: 
An evening of collaborative improvisations
Koan 4 brings three intriguing collaborations where the musicians have challenged themselves to work in an improvised format. Every partnership features musicians who combine sensitivity with bold leaps of imagination. This will be a remarkable night of the instant creation of new music.
Shelly Knotts and Mark Carroll
Mariam Rezaei/James Wyness/ Christian Alderson
Adam Denton/trubba not/Nigel of Coalburns
Admission £5 (£4 concessions).

And on Sunday - The House of the Black Gardenia.
Born of the desire to get their city's dancefloors swinging to the lesser-known roots music of the 1920s and '30s, House of the Black Gardenia brings together the new generation of Newcastle's jazz and swing scene for a raucous revival of old-fashioned good times. Expect stride piano, ragtime banjo, Sousa bumps, blistering New Orleans-style horns and infectious swing rhythms more potent than a bathtub full of gin.
Neil Hopper (double bass/sousaphone), Bobbi Charleston (washboard/vocals), Ben Imrye (piano/vocals), Kit Haigh (drums), Michael Lamb (trumpet), David Gray (trombone), Jack Foster (banjo/guitar).
Ignore what you may have read elsewhere - this will be a hoot reminding us that jazz is entertainment, danceable and doesn't have to be listened to with a furrowed brow.
£7. All gigs probably start circa 8pm.
Lance.


1 comment :

  1. Thanks for fighting our corner 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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