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Art Blakey: "You [Bobby Watson] don't want to play too long, because you don't know if they're clapping because they're glad you finished!" - (JazzTimes, Nov. 2019).

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Today Saturday November 16

Afternoon

Jazz

Tees Valley Jazzmen - Hammer & Pincers, Preston Lane, Preston le Skerne, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6JH. Tel: 01325 314873. 1:00pm. £2.00.

Evening

Emma Johnson’s Gravy Boat - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8:00pm. £10.00. (£8.00.concs.). A Jazz Co-op-JNE-Jazz North Northern Line promotion.

Niffi Oseyemi Trio - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations).

Blues/Funk/Soul

Ian Siegal - Old Cinema Launderette, Marshall Terrace, Durham DH1 2HX. 7:45pm. £20.00. + £2.00. bf.

Red Hot Riot - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tasty Chilli Jam Tonight.

Dave Weisser (tpt/vcl), Darren Grainger (ten), Nicola Weaver (alt), Judith ? (vln), Mark Williams (gtr), Barry Ashcroft (bs), Eric Stutt (dms) + Scotty Adair (dms).
Magic in the air tonight! Don't ask me why I'm playing a cassette of James Moody, recorded at some long gone Newcastle Jazz Festival, on the car stereo. Pure chance.
Okay; so maybe my car isn't cool enough to play CDs but nor is it old enough to pass Go and claim £2000. Anyhow, I'm driving along in my automobile - no baby beside me at the wheel (Chuck Berry lyric) and listening to this tape which, as well as Moody, has our boy Scotty Adair on drums. A fine drummer - never seen him for years.
Guess who walks into the Chilli tonight? Bingo! Scott Adair!
After giving him time to almost taste his pint, Scott's whisked to the stage for a blast on "Anthropology" - he's still got it.
Other moments tonight include Judith, a swing fiddler, who gives "Love For Sale" a work out as well as "Stella By Starlight" and "Stolen Moments" (from Oliver Nelson's "Blues and the Abstract Truth") the last and possibly the best number of the night.
Dave's in scintillating form over the mic - blowing good too.
Truth is, everyone's wailing well tonight. Darren; some powerful tenor, Nicola; elegant on alto and Eric; ever ready to go along with the strange twists and turns the numbers occasionally take. On guitar, Mark compensates for the lack of a keyboard - Barry is on bass hence no piano - with solid chordwork as well as, naturally, some mindblowing solos. Barry too does the biz on bass. Next week, it's BUDVIVAR shooting for the Moon and Tim, artist in residence, has eyes to screen a slide show of his musically inspired creations on the backwall behind Dave and the gang as they perform their own artistry. Get there early folks - it could be an audio/visual experience you'll want to tell to your grandchildren ...
Lance.

1 comment :

Scott Adair said...

Web site is great, congratulations! My heart strings are pulling after seeing so many of the talented people I was privileged to work with over the years.The sad part is I have lost a lot of great musician pals who are bebopping up there somewhere! MALCOLM SAUL, SID WARREN, NIGEL STANGER, ARTHUR MOWAT, DEREK DIXON, RONNIE PEARSON, and so many more. But, looking on the bright side, none of these will ever be overlooked because of the wonderful chronicle you have put together. FANTASTIC and once again TOP MAN!
The great news for me is there are a lot of talented players and singers around to support and listen to and to play with if I ever get the chance.
Thanks once again for the mention in last night's blog Lance. BIT SPOOKY ABOUT THE JAMES MOODY BIT THOUGH.
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
Scott

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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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