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Bebop Spoken There

Oscar Peterson: "I find most pianists use too many notes in a chord. They double up an awful lot" - (Crescendo May 1963).

Benny Green (British): "...there was a whole race of men who used to stand in front of their bands, waving their arms, pretending to conduct ... Many of the bandleaders we had worked for had been either crooks or imposters ... " - (Crescendo March 1963).

Today Monday September 24

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.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Wendy Kirkland tour dates

In July 2017 I raved about Wendy Kirkland's album - Piano Divas
It subsequently made my 'Vocal CDs of the Year' listing. 
I wasn't alone in my enthusiasm. 
Alan Barnes, Roger Beaujolais, Jim Mullen and Dave Gelly are but some of the many who have praised the singer/pianist (or should it be pianist/singer?) and I'm sure this will be reflected in the next round of the jazz world's popularity polls.
The Wendy Kirkland Quartet is currently touring, somewhat intermittently, mainly in the south, midlands and the northwest. Nothing so far in the northeast which is rather a shame as, once again, we are missing out on a class act.
If The Jazz Coop or the Jazz Café have any slots still to be filled then the answer could well lie here.
Lance.

1 comment :

JazzKitten said...

Lance, I only just read this!!! How fantastic to learn my CD made your Vocal CD of the Year list. I'm so flattered, thank you!

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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.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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