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Bebop Spoken There

Steve Race: "The personnel is different, notably in the inclusion of Ben Webster, always, to my mind, a rather half-hearted tenor player" - - New Musical Express, 16-9-1949.

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The Strictly Smokin' Big Band included Be Bop Spoken Here (sic) in their 5 Favourite Jazz Blogs.

Postage

13,508 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 926 of them this year alone and, so far, 90 this month (July 27).

From This Moment On

Wed 28: Ragtime Rewind Swing Band @ Assembly Rooms, 40 North Bailey, Durham DH1 3ET. 9:20pm. £8.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event (www.durhamfringe.co.uk).

Thu 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone North Tyneside. 1:00pm.

Thu 29: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.

Sat 31: Lindsay Hannon @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Lindsay previews new, original material.

Sat 31: jaktar + Johnny Richards @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 8:00pm. JNE promotion.

August

Sun 01: Vieux Carre Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sun 01: Jeffrey Hewer Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Leeds College of Music graduate guitarist (Masters, Jazz Performance & Composition).

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Alan Glen Trio - excellent as ever.

Alan Glen (pno), David Carnegie (dms), John Pope (bs).
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Dave Weisser (tpt/vcl), Darren Grainger (ten), Nicola Weaver (alto), Barry Ashcroft (pno), Jim Crinson (bs), Eric Stutt (dms), Stuart Davies (gtr). + Mark Williams (gtr), Solly Bashiri (dms), Harley Johnson (pno). Also ran: Lance Liddle (ten).
----- The monthly visit by the Alan Glen Trio saw John Pope replacing Lawrence Blackadder on bass. The new boy seemed to slot in okay. My only thought was he could possibly have been slightly louder. However, he did the business as did David Carnegie, sporting his new minimalist haircut, on drums and, of course, Alan Glen. Dave Weisser summed it up in his inimitable style when he said "There ain't a superlative superlative enough!"
Once again Alan came up with a different set - he very rarely repeats himself and tonight was no exception.
"You Don't Know What Love Is", "Billie's Bounce", The Song is You", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "She Loves Me", "Like Someone in Love", "I Love You" - could there be a better selection? It was also Alan's birthday and Dave and everyone sang 'that tune'.
Earlier, TITTB blew a strong set opening up with "Moanin'" then Duke Pearson's "Jeannine" and a Barry Ashcroft original, "San Miguel" all with good solos all-round.
Various itinerants sat in for the jam with Harley Johnson once again impressing with some Monkian piano solos, Solly took over on drums and Mark Williams kept the pot boiling on guitar.
A lot of big hitters in the audience tonight.
Lance.

1 comment :

Russell said...

Hi Lance

Yes, excellent as ever. Harley Johnson really can play. That Mr.Liddle also did canny.

Russell

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