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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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Today Saturday September 23

Scarborough Jazz Festival - Day two of three.
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Evening
Bradley Johnston (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2AE. 7:30pm. No cover charge.
Rockafellas - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
Tobie Carpenter Organ Trio - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8pm. £10.
Thin Man + Jon Gordon - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8pm. Free.
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Nikki Iles & Stan Sulzmann - Great Hall, Hexham Abbey, Hexham NE46 3NB. 10pm. £10/£8.
Pat McMahon Trio - Tannery, Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3QD. 01434 605537. 9pm. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Stumblin'

Just stumbled across this almost by accident so for anybody not so lucky, Graeme Wilson is bringing a quintet - that's right a quintet - to Darlo on Friday night. For anybody in the south of the region, this should be unmissable.
I saw his quartet twice last year and both could easily have been in my best gigs of the year. They stole the Festival at Burton Agnis and were knocking at the door of the formidable QCBA Quartet at Ilkley.
Alongside Lord Paul Edis, Mick Shoulder and Adam Sinclair he's joined by trumpet master Noel Dennis who played an excellent set here with his own quintet last year. This is a standard quintet, that perfect creation which is still all too rare in the North East. Gotta do it when you get the chance. 
Steve T.

3 comments :

  1. Steve, no need to stumble. The Opus 4 listings have been published since the turn of the year and, in the RH column of BSH this Friday's gigs have been listed since, er well, last Friday. The info's here for those with eyes to seek. If you want to know more - Google!
    Incidentally, if Edis is a Lord, does this make the others serfs?

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  2. I'm clearly not as thorough as I need to be.
    Who knows what goes on in the House of Lords? Lord Paul I suppose. Actually aren't you a Sir?

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  3. No. I'm not a Sir, that was one of my ancestors from way back although I'm up for an OBE (Order of Bebop Enthusiasts) if HRH reads this blog.

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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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