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Billy Cobham: "Miles said to us, 'Don't play in between takes,' so of course John [McLaughlin] played in between takes." - (JazzTimes, Nov. 2019).

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Today Friday November 22

Afternoon

Jazz

Sue Ferris Trio - The Merry Monk, 30 Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. 1:00pm. £5.00. Pub adjacent to Bishop Auckland Town Hall.

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening.

Mick Shoulder Quintet - Traveller's Rest, West Auckland Road, Darlington DL3 9ER. 8:00pm. (doors 7:30pm). £8.00. Opus 4 Jazz Club.

Tenement Jazz Band - Theatre Hullabaloo, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. Tel: 01325 405405. 8:00pm. £14.00. Darlington NOJB.

Blues/Soul/Funk etc.

Ishmael Ensemble - Cobalt Studios, Boyd Street, Newcastle NE2 1AP. 8:00pm. £7.47.

Catfish Keith - Old Cinema Launderette, Marshall Terrace, Durham DH1 2HX. 8:30pm. £18.00. + £1.80. bf.

The Odels - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.

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

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Viva Budvivar - Boppin' at the Chilli.

Budvivar: Stuart Findon, Fiona Littlewood (ten), Chris Finch (pno), Eddie Nickson (gtr), Jim Crinson (bs), Eric Stutt (dms), Debra Milne (vcls). ----- Take It To The Bridge: Dave Weisser (tpt/vcls), Darren Grainger (ten), Barry Ashcroft (pno), Jim Crinson (bs), Mathew ? (gtr), Eric Stutt or Ian Forbes (dms). -----
Budvivar served up another potent mix tonight. Bebop anthems; "Tunisia", "Round Midnight", "Well You Needn't". Standards; "Love Me Or Leave Me", "Beautiful Love", "There Will Never Be Another You". Blues; "Fine and Mellow" and a few more.
"Mellow" began with an atmospheric guitar blast from Eddie that said 'You want misery and pain? you got it!' This launched Debra into the role of a mistreated woman as portrayed by Billie Holiday. Meanwhile, Chris - not to be outdone - delivered some classic blues piano.
"All The Things You Are" showed the two tenors off to perfection with Stuart, who'd earlier sat in on a couple of numbers with TITTB, blowing like Dexter and Fiona staying with him â la Wardell - the girl gets better each time round. They, Budvivar, should be heard more often.
The night began with Dave and co augmented by Stuart and Mathew, a young guitarist making his Chilli debut. Mathew, I think, is one of Mark Williams' proteges and he certainly showed promise despite being armed only with an unamplified steel strung acoustic. One to watch.
Dave demonstrated 'The Stockade Shuffle" - a movement he presumably learned as a G.I. Blowingwise, he hit the spot on Bill Evans' "Perry's Scope"
Later Ian Forbes sat in for a knockout version of a Barry Ashcroft original - "Mr Rascal."
Incidentally, Jim Crinson played all three sets.
Another good one.
Lance.

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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.)
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