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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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Thursday September 21

Afternoon
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Rd., nr. Newcastle NE27 0DA. 1:oopm. Free.
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Tees Valley Jazzmen - White Horse Hotel, Burtree Lane, Harrowgate Hill, Darlington DL1 3AD. 1:30pm. Free. 01325 463262.

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Evening.
Maine Street Jazzmen - Potter's Wheel, Sunniside NE16 5EE. 8:30pm. Free.
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Courtney Pine: Black Notes from the Deep - Sage Gateshead NE8 2JR. 7:30pm. £25.60. 0191 4434661.
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Katie Mac (w. 6 piece band) - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. Free.
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Emma Fisk & James Birkett - St. Cuthbert's Church, Shadforth DH6 1LF. 7:30pm.
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Pocket Jazz Orchestra: Jazz & Tapas - No. 60, Arc, Dovecote St., Stockton TS18 1LL. 7pm. £10.
Tees Hot Club w. Alan Marshall (saxes); Kevin Eland (trumpet); Ted Pearce (keys) - Dormans, Oxford Rd., Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. 9pm. Free.
New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton TS18 4AW. 8:30pm.01642 678129.
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Saturday, November 12, 2016

But Beautiful Bill Evans

Another chance to hear…and for once no one can be anything other than delighted. All next week – Monday-Friday, Radio 3, 12 noon, repeated at 6:30pm – the subject of the long-running Composer of the Week programme is Bill Evans. In the week of the EFG London Jazz Festival this is a most welcome repeat.
Michael Berkeley’s guest on Private Passions, Radio 3, Sunday (12 noon) is, author and jazz fan, Geoff Dyer. Expect to hear some jazz. Midweek on Radio 4, Wednesday (that’s midweek), 9:00am, invites roundtable guests to talk about who knows what? As Soweto Kinch is a guest, there is every chance that the conversation will turn to jazz.

The SF JAZZ Collective reworks the music of Michael Jackson on Jazz Now at eleven o’clock on Monday evening, Radio 3.
The Sound of Soweto Radio 4, Tuesday (11:30am), tells the story not of Soweto Kinch,   rather the township of Soweto and its music, a music of defiance. Friday Night is Music Night (Friday, surprisingly) at eight o’clock is a second, quick repeat of the BBC Concert Orchestra’s performance first broadcast earlier this year with guests , vocalist Clare Teal and Lance Ellington. And don’t forget to catch the BBC Jazz pop-up station currently on air as the 2016 EFG London Jazz Festival gets into full swing. Tune to DAB radio or you can listen online.        
Russell.
PS: And don't forget to tune-in to RTHK tomorrow (Sunday) for Colin Aitchison's Vintage Chart Toppers.

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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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