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Bebop Spoken There

Michael Feinstein: “Fred Astaire is my favorite singer. To me, he was the perfect interpreter of American popular song.” – (Jazz Times December 2014).

Bud Shank: “Once I saw California – that was it, I stayed.” – (Jazz Journal May 1991)

Archives.

Today Sunday February 26.

Afternoon.
Mark Williams (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12:30pm. Free.
More Jam - Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 3pm. Free.
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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.
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Evening
Maine St. Jazzmen - Seaton Sluice Social Club, Collywell Bay Rd., Seaton Sluice NE26 4QZ. 8pm. £4.
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Shaun Henderson Band - Quakerhouse, Mechanics Yard, Darlington. 6pm. £5.
Jazz Jam - Empty Shop, 35c Framwellgate Bridge, Durham DH1 4SY. 7:30pm. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

CD Review: Ken Schaphorst - How to Say Goodbye


(Review by Lance).
Schaphorst, a hotshot at New England Conservatory's Jazz Studies Dept., pays tribute to some of his most profound influences.
These include Herb Pomeroy. Like Schaphorst, one of the great jazz educationalists and a fine trumpet player, is remembered in the Ellingtonian feel of Blues For Herb with tenorist Donny McCaslin indicating why he's in everyone's black gig book.
Bob Brookmeyer is remembered in  Take Back the Country which was  inspired by Brookmeyer's controversial views on the 2000 presidential election although, looking back, today's pier six brawl makes that look like a pillow fight!
There is more, much more. A tribute to Schaphorst's grandmother who died at the age of 90 - Amnesia - was also inspired by Argentinian tango master Astor Piazzolla.
For a taster, check out: 
https://soundcloud.com/bk-music-pr/how-to-say-goodbye-ken-schaphorst. 
Due out on December 2 via JCA Recordings.
Lance
Ken Schaphorst (tpt/Rhodes); Michael Thomas (alt/sop/clt); Jeremy Udden (alt); Donny McCaslin, Chris Cheek (ten); Brian Landrus (bar/bs clt); Tony Kadlek, Dave Ballou, John Carlson, Ralph Alessi (tpt/flug); Luis Bonilla, Jason Jackson, Curtis Hasselbring (tmb); Jennifer Wharton (bs tmb); Uri Caine (pno); Brad Shepik (gtr); Jay Anderson (bs); Matt Wilson (dms); Jerry Leake (perc).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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