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Bebop Spoken There

Les Paul: "Okay so you make great sounds. The people you're playing for, they work all day, they don't go to music schools and study harmony. They pay their dough, they come in, they listen. If they don't understand what you're doing, they walk out. What are you supposed to do, tie 'em with a rope whilst you explain you're playing great music?" - (Down Beat June 15, 1951).

Jack Perciful: "Unless you're playing somewhere like Carnegie Hall, in the States, the piano is the last thing they buy. When they've got ten dollars left over they go buy a piano." - (Crescendo October 1971.)

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Bebop Spoken Here is currently listed at number 22 in the WORLD JAZZ BLOG Rankings!

Today Sunday May 28

Afternoon.
Harambee Pasadia - See RH Column.
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Mark Williams (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12:30pm. Free.
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Northumberland Park, Tynemouth Rd., Tynemouth NE30 2HA. 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
Cancelled! Young Musicians Jam Session - Quakerhouse, Mechanics' Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. 6pm. Cancelled!
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Billy Bootleggers All Star House Band w. Teresa Watson - Billy Bootleggers - 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 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.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Art Invite

(From Dave Clarke) 
I'm attaching an invitation to any readers interested in attending the Private View of Gina Southgate's Exhibition at the Dennis Kilgallon Gallery at South Barn, near Allen Banks, Northumberland NE47 8JP on Friday 5th May from 4pm to 8pm.
Gina is an artist best known for her  paintings made in real time at jazz gigs. She has worked in our region with Jazz North East and at the Gateshead International Jazz Festival and her work is on permanent display at Sage Gateshead. She also paints landscapes.
(Press release)
Set amidst Northumberland's stunning landscape Dennis Kilgallon presents two exciting, accomplished, artists at his 'Gallery in the Hills'. Their work though different in scale, medium, and approach, deals with texture, mark making and the physicality of the artistic process. The exquisite detail of Davis's delicate porcelain forms are echoed in contrast in Southgate's vibrant, sumptuous canvases. It is a harmonious parallel brought together by sculptor Kilgallon to form an unmissable exhibition in his 'superb gallery'.
GINA SOUTHGATE 'Gina Southgate captures every note in paint' Jez Nelson - Jazz on 3.
As a painter of live music, best known on the international Jazz scene, where for 3 decades Southgate has captured the frisson of live music during the real time of performance. Observing the relationship between the musician and instrument she captures the energy and essence of the gig in the real time. She carries this unique style and vibrancy into her abstract and landscape work. ‘I have a strong relationship with the music scene. My live painting is concerned with the essence of the moment and my alignment to that moment. Musicians fuel my output and though I have a ‘style’ it is the result of what I hear and see live. I try to work in the landscape in the same way following the energy of the sky and the dance of the light where I like to paint against the onset of nightfall when the colours have their most clarity and intensity.
I like structures that humans imprint on the natural world. In the studio I work on abstracts, layering colour and texture to a convincing surface trying to avoid stasis or cliché. Resolving my own experiments with reference to the great painters and designers of the 20th century'.
JUDITH DAVIS 'I have exhibited my ceramic work for over 25 years, showing at major art and craft fairs and galleries, work has been included in publications about contemporary ceramics. Inspiration comes from the tideline, ripples in sand and water, and the natural forms found there-such as urchin shells and pebbles. I am also influenced by materials themselves, by processes that allow the uncovering of marks inlaid into the porcelain through the making process, revealing traces of my hand’s interaction with the clay. The work is meant to be touched, it is both tactile and sensual.'

1 comment :

  1. Although the Private View is on Friday 5th May, the Gina Southgate exhibition is available for the public to view from Saturday 6th May to Sunday 25th June. The gallery is open 1100 to 1700 Saturdays and Sundays together with Bank Holidays.

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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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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.)
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