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Bebop Spoken There

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Bebop Spoken There Archives: Greg Abate to Mike Zwerin.

Today Friday April 18.

RENDEZVOUS JAZZ - Black Horse, Monkseaton. 1pm. Free.
Classic jazz.
FUNKALLEROS - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. £5.00. 9.30pm (Free up to 9:00pm.)
Graham Hardy in Latin Funk mode.
BURUNDANGA - Hoochie Coochie, 54 Pilgrim St., Newcastle NE1 5SF. 9pm. Free.
More Latin!
GAVIN LEE's JAZZ BAND - British Legion, Coatsworth Rd., Gateshead 8pm.
New Orleans at its finest for a Good Friday party.
PAUL SKERRITT BAND - Sloan's, 22 Grange Rd., Darlington DL1 5NG. 8pm. Free.
Top vocalist with great backing.
DEAN STOCKDALE TRIO - The Hearth, Main Rd., Horsley NE15 0NT. 7.30pm. 01661 852545. CANCELLED! Re-scheduled for July 11.

CD Reviews

Greg Abate - Time For Dave. (7/11/13.)
Abercrombie, John - 39 Steps.
Accidental Tourists - The L.A. Sessions.
ACV - Fail in Wood.
ACV - Busk.
Allen, Harry & Hamilton, Scott - 'Round Midnight.
Anderson, Matt - The Matt Anderson Quartet.
Andersen, Arild - Celebration.
Andersen, Arild - Mira. (1/2/14)
Anick, Jason - Tipping Point (8/2/14).
Animation - Agemo.
Arroyo, Mike - Full Circle.
Askren, Dave/Benedict, Jeff - It's All in the Groove
Bach, David - Other World. (15/12/13)
Back Door - BBC In Concert..
Bad Plus, The - Made Possible.
Bannau Trio - Point of View. (10/10/13)
Barbacana - Barbacana.
Basin Street Brawlers - It's Tight Like That. (28/3/14).
Beat Function - Moon Town.
Bedikyan, Burak - Circle of Life (20/11/13).
Beirne, Beverley - Seasons of Love.
Benoit, Viellefon - Live at the Quecumbar.
Benson, George - Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole.
Bernstein, Brandon - But Beautiful.
Big Chief - It Don't Make Sense (3/3/14).
Binney, Elaine and the Jazz Rascals - Live at Durant Hall.
Birchell, Nat - Live in Larissa (31/3/14).
Blake, Ran/Sara Serpa - Aurora.
Blake, Seamus - Live at Smalls.
Bliss, Julian - A Tribute to Benny Goodman.
Bloch, Lena - Feathery. (18/3/14).
Block, Dan - Duality.
Blue Touch Paper - Drawing Breath. (26/9/13)
Bollani, Stefano - O Que Sera.
Borring, Kristian - Nausicaa.
Bourassa, Francois - Idiosyncrasie (25/9/13)
Bradstock, Burton - All on a Lovely Summer's Day.
Beandt, Esbon - Silence and Sound. (4/10/13)
Brass Jaw - Branded
Brass Jaw - Minted.
Brass Mask - Spy Boy. (2/10/13)
Breach - Borders.
Breakstone, Joshua - With the Wind and Rain (4/1/14).
Brecher, Kaylé - Spirals and Lines.
Brimley, Wilford - w. Jeff Hamilton Trio (17/9/13)
Brooklyn Jazz Collective - Sketches (14/10/13).
Brother Strut - The First Strut is the Deepest. (31/3/14).
Bruns, Jason Lee - Live at Catalina Jazz club (18/9/13)
Bruut: Bruut.
Buck Clayton Legacy Band - Claytonia.
Burton, Euan - Occurrences.
California Feetwarmers (3/4/14)
Campagne, Masha - Like Water, Like Air.
Canniere, Andre - Coalescence. 24/10/13.
Carroll, Lianne - Ballads.
Cartwright, Deirdre and Kathy Dyson - Emily Remembered.
Cashman, Glenn : Music Without Borders.
Cepeda, Raquel - I'm Confessin'.
Chaise Lounge - Dot Dot Det. (15/10/13)
Chalk, Ian/Clarkson, Dan - The Nearness of Two.
Cincotti, Peter - Metropolis.
Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra - The LA Treasures Project (9/4/14).
Cloudmaker's Trio - Live at Pizza Express.
Clouts, Philip - The Hour of the Pearl.
Cobham, Billy - Warner Bros. Original Album Series.
Coelho, Kevin - Funkengruven, the joy of driving a B3.
Coehlo, Kevin - Turn It Up. (23/10/13)
Cohen, Rachael - Half Time. (13/11/13.)
Colorado Conservatory - Hang Time. (18/9/13)
Corban, Larry - The Circle Starts Here.
Corea, Chick/Burton, Gary  - Hot House.
Corea, Chick - Vigil.
Cornelius, Patrick - Infinite Blue.
Coughlan, Mary - Live. (24/10/13).
Crispell, Marilyn - Parallel Moments (23/2/14).
Crombie, Tony - Whole Lotta Tony.
Crowley, George - Paper Universe.
Cruz Control - Le Comment du Pourquoi?
Cusp - All There Is. (29/10/13)
Dagda Quartet - Dagda.
Daniels, Kate - Atmospherics. (28/11/13).
Dankworth, Jacqui - It Happens Quietly.
Dankworth, Jacqui - Live to Love.
David's Angels: What it Seems.
Davis, Miles - Warner Bros. Original Album Series.
Dechter, Graham - Takin' it There.
De Waal, Emil - Emil De Waal + (6/3/14).
Di Meola, Al - In Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody.
Dorough, Bob - Eulalia, (4/2/14).
Dotson, Dorothy and Mattson, Phil - Compositions by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.
Duke, Yolanda - Te Llievo Bajo La Piel. (18/4/14)
Durra, Louis - Rocket Science.
Eastwood, Kyle -The View From Here.
Edis, Paul - There Will Be Time.
Edis, Paul - Not Like Me (29/9/13).
Elling, Kurt - 1619 Broadway, the Brill Building Project.
Empirical - Tabula Rasa.
Esbjorn Svenssen Trio - 301.
Escreet, John - Sabotage and Celebration. (5/10/13)
Ess, Gene - Fractal Attraction.
Estrada, Anna - Volando.
Evans, Charles - Subliminal Leaps.
Evans, Gil - Centennial, Newly Discovered Works.
Eyes of a Blue Dog - Rise.
FADO em si bemol.
Feinberg, Michael - The Elvin Jones Project.
Feliciati, Lorenzo - Frequent Flyer.
Finch, Catrin/Keita, Seckou - Clychau Dibon.(24/9/13)
Foreign Motion - In Flight. (24/11/13)
Forkish, Lisa - Bridges.
Fornarelli, Kekko - Kube Room of Mirrors.
Foschi, Olivia  - Perennial Dreamer.
Franks, Michael - Original Album Series.
Fried, Fred - Core Bacharach.
Fujii, Satoko - Time Stands Still.
Fujii, Satoko - Spring Storm.
Funkhouser, John - Still. (19/9/13)
Garbarek, Jan - Magico Carta de Amor.
Garcia, Paulinho - Beautiful Love (2/1/14).
Gardony, Laszlo - Clarity.
Garnett, Alex - Serpent.
Garrick, Michael - Prelude to Heart is a Lotus.
Gato Libre - Forever.
Gemmer, Soren - at first.
Get the Blessing - Lope and Antilope (10/1/14)
Gibbs, Mike - + 12 Play Gil Evans.
Gibbs, Tom - Fear of Flying.
Gilby, Zoe - Looking Glass.
Gilby, Zoe - Twelve Stories. (11/11/13)
Gilman, Joe - Relativity.
Goehring, Tom - A Reflected Journey.
GoGo Penguin - v2.0 (2/3/14)
Goudinaki, Nancy - I Wanna be Your Star. (!6/4/14).
Graham, Johanna - Don't Let me be Lonely Tonight. (2/4/14).
Greco, Buddy - Live at the Sands.
Greco, Chris - Trane of Thought.
Green, Danny - A Thousand Ways Home.
Griffith Hiltz Trio - This is what you get...
Gustavsen, Tord - Extended Circle (10/2/14)
Haines, Nathan - The Poet's Embrace.
Hall, Tianna - Two For The Road.
Hall, Tianna (w. Chris Cortez) - Noel (25/11/13)
Hannabiell and Midnight Blue - With Us.
Harrold, Rebecca - The River of Life.
Hatfield, Ken - For Langston.
Hawkins, Alexander - Step Wide, Step Deep (23/2/14)
Hawkins, Alexander - Song Singular (23/2/14).
Heinen, Bruno - Twinkle, Twinkle.
Heinmen, Bruno - Tierkreis.
Herman, Yaron Alter Ego.
Hersch, Fred - Alive at the Village Vanguard.
Hess, Nikolaj - Trio.
Higginbottom, Chris - Where Land Ends.
Paul Higgs - Pavane (24/2/14).
Hines, Pamela - 3.2.1.
Hoffman, Kai - Do it While You Can.
Holy Moly and the Crackers - First Avenue.
Horn, Justin - Hornology.
Hot Club of Cowtown - Rendezvous in Rhythm.
Hot Fingers - By a Waterfall.
Howard, Eileen - Blues in the Green Room.(19/10/13)
Howard, Eileen - Street of Dreams.(19/10/13)
Howell, Ollie - Sutures and Stitches.
Hubka, Diane - West Coast Strings.(15/10/13)
Human - Being Human.
Hunter, Johnny - Appropriations. (24/2/14).
Iceni - Iceni.
Idle Words - You Are The Song.
Imay, Vijay - Mutations (26/3/14)
Impossible Gentlemen, The.
In The Country - Sunrise Sunset.
Jackson, Joe - Duke.
James, Etta - The Dreamer.
Janisch, Michael - Banned in London.
Jansen, Arne - The Sleep of Reason.
Jarrett, Keith - Sleepers.
Jarrett, Keith - Somewhere.
Jarrett, Keith - No End. (18/11/13).
Jazz Combustion Uprising - Self-Immolation (5/11/13)
Jazz on Film Vol 3 - French New Wave. (2/10/13)
Jensen, Henk - Qualia.
Jive Aces, The - King of the Swingers.
Jolicoeur, Lynn - World Behind the Pulse.
Jones, Carolyn Lee - The Performer. (19/11/13).
Jones, Mike - Plays Well With Others.
Jukebox Mambo.
Jurd, Laura - Landing Ground.
Kakitani, Asuka - Bloom.
Kearsey-Lawson, Roan - Presence in Mind (20/2/14).
Kelly, Grace - Live at Scullers.
Kennedy, Tom - Just Play.
Kenner, Shan - The Behaviour of Vibration.
Kent, Stacey - The Changing Lights.
Kinch, Soweto - The Legend of Mike Smith.
Kinhan, Lauren - Circle in the Square (5/2/14).
Kirk, Rahsaan Roland -Spirits up Above.
Kliphuis, Tim - The Grappelli Album (21/1/14).
Kouri, Elly - I Love You Too Much (19/1/14)
Lacuna -  Talk on the Step.
Lalama, Dave - The Hofstra Project.
Lalama Brothers - Erie Ave. (12/3/14).
Lambert, Ruth - Easy Street.
Landren, Nils - The Moon, The Stars and You
Landrus, Brian - Mirage.
Lantz, Daniel - Plays Bond.
Lash, Dominic - Opabinia (23/2/14)
Latz, Deborah - Fig Tree.
Leader, Joe - Seductive Sax.
Led Bib - The People in Your Neighbourhood. (17/4/14).
Let Spin - Let Spin 11/2/14)
Lettieri, Mark - Futurefun. (5/1/13)
Linham, Andrew - Abandoned Site.
Lloyd, Charles/Moran, Jason - Hagar's Song.
Lovano, Joe - Cross Culture.
Maine Street Jazzmen - Jazz at the Marquis.
Malkiel, Anya - From the Heart.
Manhattan Brass - Manhattan Holiday (28/11/13)
Manington, Dave - Hullabaloo.
Man Overboard - All Hands on Deck.
Mantovani, Davide - Choices.
Marshall, Dominic J., Icaros.
Marshall, Dominic J. - Spirit Speech (13/3/14).
Martensson, Emilia - Ana (7/3/14).
Masters, Mark - Everything You Did.
Masters, Mark: The Ellington Saxophone Encounters.
MacDonald, Raymond - Parallel Moments (23/2/14).
McFarlane, Zara - If You Knew Her (14/2/14).
McFarlane, Zara - Until Tomorrow.
McGuinness, Pete - Strength in Numbers. (10/4/14).
McGuinness, Pete - Voice Like a Horn.
McKnight, Mark - Do or Die.
McNulty, Chris - The Song That Sings You.
McQuarry, Stephen - Azure.
Meadows, Phil - Engines of Creation.
Meier, Nicolas - Kismet. (14/11/13)
Mendes, Sergio - Original Album Series.
Metamorphic - Coalescence.
Metheny, Pat - The Unity Band.
Metheny, Pat - Kin (21/2/14)
Metheny, Pat - Tap: John Zorn's Book of Angels.
Mills, Pete - Sweet Shadow (1/1/14)
Mingus, Charles - Oriiginal Album Series.
Modern Jazz Quartet - Original Album Series.
Mok, Karen - Somewhere I Belong.
Mole - What's The Meaning?.
Molloy, Brian - Clock (30/9/13).
Monteiro, Filipe - In Bad Company.
Morris, Claudia - Secret Love.
Morris, Claudia - Twelve O' Clock Tales.
Moss Project, The - What Do You See When You Close Your Eyes.
Murphy, Mark - A Beautiful Friendship, Remembering Shirley Horn.
Myriad3 - Tell.
Neale, Allison - Melody Express.
New Masterswingers -  Out on the Faultline.
Newton, Matt - Within Reach (27/2/14).
New York Voices - Live With the WDR Big Band Cologne.
Nicholl and Farquharson - Della by Moonlight.
Nicholls, Dan - Ruins.
Norby, Caecilie - Silent Ways.
O'Beirne, Ian - Glasswork (13/2/14)
Odessa/Havana - Walk To Sea. (7/11/13)
Oswanski, Ron - December Moon.
Pari, Nelson - Introducing 22/2/14
Parker, Chris - The Chris Parker Trio (27/100/13)
Partikel - Cohesian.
Pellingman's Saraband - Division Musick.
Peplowski, Ken - Maybe September.
Pereira, Vitor  - Doors.
Perry, Mark/Eagles, Duncan Quintet - Road Ahead (8/11/13).
Peters, Kate - Kate Peters Septet.
Phillips, Dan - Bangkok Edge.
Piedron, Pierrick - Cheerleaders.
Pigfoot - 21st Century Acid Trad (6/3/14)
Pin, Marcos - Duology (w. Yago Vasquez) (30/1/14)
Pintchik, Leslie - In the Nature of Things. (13/4/14).
Ponty, Clara - Into The Light.
Ponty, Jean-Luc - Original Album Series.
Porter, Gregory - Liquid Spirit.
Poso, Gabriele - Roots of Soul.
Potenza, Frank - For Joe. (30/9/13)
Prene, Yvonnick - Wonderful World. (20/3/14).
Present Day - The Original Unit.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band - St. Peter and 57th St.
Pride, Nick - Midnight Feast of Jazz.
Rahman, Zoe - Kindred Spirit.
Rebello, Jason - Anything But Look (11/3/14)
ReDiviDeR - Meets I Dig Monk Tuned.(22/10/13)
Reman, Joshua - Walking Shadows.
Renegade Brass Band - Radio Rebelde.
Resonance - Introductions.
Rhythm Boys, The - Red Hot Mama.
Richards, Doug/Singer, Donna - Jazz in the Living Room. (30/3/14).
Richards Trio, Tim, - Shapeshifting.
Richardson, Gerry - So Many Reasons.
Ridley, Matt - Thymos. (15/10/13)
Roberts, Troy - Nu-Jive-5.
Robson, Phil - The Immeasurable Code.
Roos Jonker - Mmmmm.
Ross, Ronnie - Stompin' With The Ronnie Ross Quintet.
Rudd, Olive. - Best of Olive w. Maine Street Jazzmen.
Ryerson, Ali - Jazz Flute Big Band.
Salles, Felipe - Departure.
Salvant, Cecile McLorin - Womanchild. (29/10/13).
Sanborn, David - The Anthology.
Saxophonics - The River Flows at Night (30/11/13).
Schrire, Nicky - Freedom Flight.
Schrire, Nicky - Space and Time.
Schrire, Nicki - To the Spring (11/3/14).
Scolari, Claudio - Synthesis.
Scottish National Jazz Orchestra - In the Spirit of Duke.
Scottish National Jazz Orchestra - American Adventure (29/1/14).
Scott, Ronnie - Featuring Alan Skidmore (LP)
Sector 7: The EP.
Sherman, Daryl. - Mississippi Belle:Cole Porter in the Quarter.
Shizaru - The Naked Truth.
Shorter, Wayne - Without a Net.
Silk, Jonathan - Uncouth (24/10/13).
Silverstein, Herb - Monday Morning (17/1/14)
Simcock, Gwilym - Good Days at Schloss Elmau.
Simmons, Kaz - Signs. (3/10/13).
Simone, Nina - Collector.
Smart, Nick (Trogon) - Tower Casa 23/2/14)
Smith, Jamie - Kinesis (28/2/14).
Smith, Tommy - Karma.
Smith, Tommy : Youth Jazz Orchestra - Emergence.
Smith, Tommy/Kellock, Btian - Whispering of the Stars. (25/3/14)
Soul Rebels Brass Band - Unlock Your Mind.
Spero, Greg - Acoustic Blujazz 2011.
Spillett, Simon - Square One.
Spiritual Jazz Vol 2 - Europe
Spiritual Jazz Vol 4 - Americans in Europe.
Stanko, Tomasz - Wislawa.
Starace, Tommaso - Blood and Champagne.
Starace, Tommaso - Simply "Marvelous"
Stephens Trio, Chip - Relevancy.
Stephen's Trio, Keith - Attune.
Stern, Suzi - Romancing the Dark. (19/9/13)
Stewart, Alexander - All or Nothing at All.
Stigers, Curtis - Let's Go Out Tonight.
Stilgoe, Joe - We Look To The Stars.
Stranahan/Zaleski/Rosato - Limitless. (9/12/13)
Strong, Anthony - Delovely.
Strong, Anthony - Stepping Out With My Baby.
Summarily Dismissed, The - To Each!
Surman, John - Saltash Bells.
Sutton, Jacqui - Notes From the Frontier.
Swallow, Steve - Into the Woodwork.
Swing City Trio - What a Little Moonlight Can Do!
Swing From Paris - Quasimodo.
Synergy - Nine Tales of the Pendulum.
Tamura, Natsuki - Muku.
Taylor, Jamie - Introducing Outside Line (27/12/13)..
Thought Fox - My Guess.
Three Fall - Realize.
Tolstoy, Viktoria - Letters To Herbie.
Traeben - Push.
Trichotomy - Fact Finding Mission.
Trio Riot - Trio Riot (14/3/14)
Truesdale, Ryan - Centennial - Newly Discovered Works of Gil Evans.
Vallon, Colin - Le Vent. (14/4/14).
Various - Salsa de Bahia.
Varmus, Jacob - Terminal Stillness.
Vayenas, Nick - Nick Vayenas.
Vayenas, Nick - Some Other Time (26/2/14).
Veitch Trio, Roly - Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams.
Vercher, Javier/Ferenc Nemeth - Imaginary Realm (18/1/14).
Verve, The - Introducing The Verve.
Vo-Duo - Nou-La
Vole - The Hillside Mechanism.
Vos, Thisbe - Under Your Spell.
Waldorff, Torben - Wah Wah.
Warfield, Tim - Jazzy Christmas. (20/11/13)
Wave Mechanics Union - Further to Fly.
Wheatley, Martin - All Day Breakfast.
Wiggins, Ira - When Freedom Swings.
Williams, Ben - State of Art.
Williams, Jeff - Another Time.
Williams, Mark - Balaclava Street.
Williams, Natalie - Where You Are (8/2/14).
Willis, Dan - The Satie Project 11. (9/10/13)
Winstone, Norma - Dance Without Answer (28/1/14).
Wofford, Mike - It's Personal.
World Service Project No. 3 - ReDiViDeR.
World Service Project No. 4 - Tribraco.
World Service Project No. 5 - Alfie Ryner.
World Service Project - Fire in a Pet Shop.
Xenopoulos, Vasilis - Loud City.
York, Libby - Memoirs (9/3/14)
York, Pamela - Lay Down This World: Hymns and Spirituals.
Young, Neil C. - El Camino.
Yoxen, Renee & Ferguson, Mark - Here We Go Again.
Zerafa, Sandro - The Bigger Picture (22/2/14).
Zoller, James - It's All Good People.

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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.)
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