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Gene Ramey: "McShann stomped off at a fast tempo. This wasn't one of those slow-trains-through-Arkansas tempos, this was like that train between Chicago and Milwaukee. I mean fast." - (Stanley Crouch: Kansas City Lightning - The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker. Pub. Harper Collins 2013).

Dana Hall: "My philosophy is that everyone in the band is a drummer." - (DownBeat November 2018.)

Today Tuesday October 23

Afternoon

Classic Swing - The Ship, Front St., Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.

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, November 07, 2016

The Cookers: USA Bop Masters to play Sage Gateshead!!!

(Preview by Russell)
The Cookers, America’s ambassadors of bop, are heading back to Sage Gateshead!!! The 2015 Gateshead International Jazz Festival presented America’s finest interpreters of bop in an unforgettable concert. The legendary rhythm section of George Cables, piano, Cecil McBee, double bass, and Billy Hart, drums – a dream gig in itself! – powered an amazing frontline of Billy Harper, tenor saxophone, Jaleel Shaw, alto saxophone, and two hot shot trumpeters – Eddie Henderson and David Weiss.
Veterans of literally thousands of recording dates, the band returns to Sage Gateshead one week tonight, that’s Monday 14 November. Since the band’s previous appearance at Sage Gateshead two changes to the line-up have been made without any diminution in the star-studded status of one of America’s finest exponents of the hard bop idiom. Read on to get the low down from bandleader David Weiss. The Cookers are currently in Europe and the band is heading to the UK to play four dates. Their Sage Gateshead concert appearance is first on the itinerary, that’s next Monday, 14 November. Don’t miss it, as it is 2016’s Gig of the Year! Telephone Sage Gateshead’s ticket office right now on 0191 443 4661.
Russell.
David Weiss talks to Bebop Spoken Here…                          

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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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