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Ben Williams: "Jaco [Pastorius] is almost like the Charlie Parker of the bass." - (DownBeat November 2018).

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

Today Monday October 22

Afternoon.

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. 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.

Friday, December 08, 2017

And still undefeated...

February listings from Ronnie Scott's includes the following: (Photo courtesy of Roly).
Sun 4 Feb ENGINES ORCHESTRA feat. FEMI TEMOWO
The Engines Orchestra unites London’s most adventurous young classical, jazz, world and folk musicians in a community that works closely with other artists to push the boundaries and develop audiences for groundbreaking, new music. They work with composers from all genres, animators, filmmakers and dancers to create accessible ways into challenging environments. 

For this show they have teamed up with Nigerian-born guitarist Femi Temowo to perform music from his critically acclaimed 3rd solo release The Music is the Feeling. Known for his work with artists like Amy Winehouse, Dee Dee Bridgewater, The Roots and Soweto Kinch to name a few, Temowo's music explores a unique blend of afro, jazz and folk. 
His collaboration with Engines Orchestra results in a beautiful tapestry of head nodding grooves, contemplative melodies and heartfelt harmony delivered with a unique flair and a contagious feel-good mood that carries every audience along with them.
Line up: Phil Meadows (Conductor/Orchestrator), Femi Temowo (guitar), Jez Franks (guitar), Andy Champion (double bass), Dave Ingamells (drums), Emily Davis, Minn Majoe (violins), Matt Maguire (viola), Zosia Jagodzinska (cello), Brass and Winds TBC,
Doors 6.30pm / £25- £45.

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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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