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Jeremy Pelt: "It [Birth of the Cool sessions] was bebop in sheep's clothing." - (DownBeat, December 2019).

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Today Wednesday November 13

Afternoon

Jazz

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6QG. Tel: 0191 227 5500. 12:15pm. Stanley Nelson's 2019 documentary film.

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

Jazz

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Swing Street - Pier Red, Castlegate, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 1LF. Tel: 01289 309168. 8:00pm. Free.

Levee Ramblers NOJB - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.00.

Blues/Folk

George Shovlin & the Radars, Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DE. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 8:00pm. Free.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Friday, October 02, 2009

A Dutch Treat. Tim Kliphuis & Keith Stephen's Hot Club Trio @ The Saville Exchange, North Shields.

Tim Kliphuis (vln), Keith Stephen (gtr), Roly Veitch (gtr), Bruce Rollo (bs).
This was sheer delight! The personable young Dutchman recreated the glory that was France in the decade before World War II with a stunning performance of Djangolic tunes and standards associated with the Quintet of the Hot Club de France.
Tim Kliphuis has taken the genius of Grappelli and moulded it to his own muse resulting in an end result that is more than mere imitation. Some of his fantastic flights were breathtaking in their wizardry.
Likewise, Keith Stephen has assimilated the Django ethos yet still manages to be his own man. Keith too had some amazing solos - not least on "China Boy" where the minor inconvenience of a snapped top e string failed to curtail the creative juices.
Roly, banjoless tonight, provided the accompanying chord thrash that is so characteristic of the world of Hot Club. His rhythm guitar work was totally immersed in that tradition. He soloed on "Sweet Georgia Brown" and even managed to sneak in a bop lick ("Ornithology" I think.)
Beneath it all Bruce Rollo laid down the basslines. Sometimes it was slapbass other times a solid four or a sprightly two. He had some humourous musical exchanges with Tim that raised a few chuckles and was a tower of strength throughout.
Difficult to pick favourites - I loved them all - but standouts included "Daphne". "Double Whisky (or is it "Double Scotch"?), "Swing 42" and "I Can't Give You Anything But Love".
A brilliant performance all round.
Lance.

1 comment :

Tim said...

Thanks lance!
Tim

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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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