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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 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.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Change of policy at Hoochie.

Warren Thomson: Pushing water up hill in Newcastle for live music these days. 2018 re-think for us I'm afraid. 6yrs ago I could sell tickets for up & coming artists. now there is absolutely no chance. Sorry for real musicians it must be a nightmare, unless of course you only play festivals. Our country will deeply regret losing so many smaller live venues.
I was saddened to read the above post from Warren on Facebook re Hoochie Coochie. Saddened but respectful of the decision by a guy who has given his support to many genres, jazz included, in trying to present quality live music in comfortable surroundings in Newcastle town centre. Gregory Porter; Chaka Khan; Courtney Pine; Soweto Kinch; Mica Paris a few of the bigger names. At a local level Strictly Smokin' Big Band; Jason Isaacs; King Bee; Gerry Richardson plus the many up and coming bands given vital exposure at Hoochie.
Warren, I'll raise a glass of London Pride to you and say: May the good times roll (again soon).
Lance.
PS: Tomorrow, Friday, September 8, Vanessa Hayes, lead singer of Incognito who recently appeared at the Royal Albert Hall in the amazing Swing No End Prom concert is at Hoochie - for £8! Clip from 606 Club.

3 comments :

  1. Fatback Band, Fred Wesley, Charles Walker, Leon Ware, Jean Carn, Azymuth.
    A thoroughly decent chap, I had hoped no 1 son would play there, but I still haven't given up on him one day separating Soul from the limitations of vinyl.

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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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