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Bebop Spoken There

Buddy Guy: "My mother said, 'You got flowers for me, give 'em to me now, because I'm not going to smell them when you put 'em on the casket'." - (DownBeat September 2018).

Marty Ashby: "I asked him what his gig was and he said 'I put the scores on the music stands'. I said, 'That's a gig?' And I realised there were four floors of guys like him, who supported some of the finest musicians in the world. But I was a jazz musician, and I was used to playing with some of the finest musicians in the world in front of the New York Public Library for tips. That's when I realised that jazz didn't have the same support system as classical music. - (DownBeat September 2018).

Today Tuesday August 14

Afternoon

Classic Swing - The Ship, Front St., Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 1pm. 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.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Incognito @ Hoochie - January 19.


My first thought was that this was one for Steve T who is the funkiest, most soulful of our review team. But no, I said, 'I'll do it myself'.
The best decision I've ever made!
If ever there was a cross-genre band then Incognito is it. It was jazz, it was funk, it was soul, it was Incognito - it's what they do. The solos from the horn section were Blue Note plus. Sid Gauld was up there where the air was rarified in the opening number. Alistair White chipped in later with some trombone work that made me think Kid Ory had met up with J.J. Johnson and Patrick Clahar blew tenor and flute to die for.
Three singers that could have held the night on their own. Imaani did some scatting that bore comparision with anyone. Tony and Vanessa weren't brilliant - they were fantastic! But, perhaps, the highlight of the evening, if one can single out an evening of so many highlights was the drum duet between kit man Mendolia and percussionist Caetano - this was one of those 'bring down the house moments' that will live forever.
If you weren't at Hoochie last night you weren't anywhere!
Lance.
PS: Because of the crowd, I couldn't get anywhere near to take a decent photo so I've used this one of Warren and Bluey - wonder what they're saying?
Jean-Paul 'Bluey' Maunick (guitar/leader); Francesco Sales (guitar); Matt Cooper (keys); Francesco Mendolia (drums); Sid Gauld (trumpet/flugel); Patrick Clahar (tenor/flute); Alistair White (trombone); Imaani, Vanessa Haynes, Tony Momrelle (vocals); Joao Caetona (percussion); Francis Hylton (bass guitar).
Setlist.

1 comment :

Hoochie Coochie said...

Thanks Lance great review on one the UK's finest bands ever. 38yrs going & they still kill it.

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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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