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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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Today Monday September 25

Afternoon.
Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Classic Swing - Marquis of Granby, Streetgate, Sunniside NE16 5ES. 0191 4880954. 1pm. Free. New mainstream gig w. Bob Wade (trumpet); Olive Rudd (vocal) and other familiar faces.
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Alastair Lord (trumpet) & Kris Thomsett (organ) - St. Nicholas Cathedral, St. Nicholas Square, Newcastle NE1 1PF. 1:05. Free (retiring collection).
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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, March 13, 2017

Jazz Café Hot Club Virtuosi

(Preview by Russell/Photo courtesy of Mike Tilley)
Newcastle’s Jazz Café is anticipating another sell-out evening with the return of Daniel John Martin and Swing Manouche. Tomorrow (Tuesday 14th) Paris-based violinist Martin renews acquaintance with Mick Shoulder’s brilliant gypsy jazz swing-time outfit. Earlier this month Emma Fisk’s Hot Club du Nord played to a standing room only audience demanding encores beyond half past eleven in the evening. Fisk is a virtuoso, so too Daniel John Martin. If you’re yet to hear him live this is your chance to catch up with a truly charismatic performer. Expect Grappelli and more from DJM. Mick Shoulder will be swapping his usual string bass duties for a six string workout with fellow virtuoso, Mr Giles Strong. The man at the back, the redoubtable Paul Susans will be assuming bass duties.
To be sure of a seat, book your ticket over the phone at a bargain advance price of £5.00., or pay £7.00. on the door (if not sold out). Telephone: 0191 222 9882. Vive le jazz hot!    
Russell.

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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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