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Bebop Spoken There

Ethan Iverson: "I asked Bertha [Hope] if she ever used the word "contrafact" to describe the process of writing new tunes over old changes, and she replied, "Of course not. The only people who used that word went to a university to learn about jazz."" - (Jazz Times March 2020).

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COFID- 19

In the current climate we are doing our best to keep everyone up to date. All gigs, as we all know, are off.

However, good old YouTube has plenty to offer both old and new to help us survive whilst housebound. Plus now is a good time to stock up on your CDs.

Also, keep an eye out for live streaming sessions.

Alternatively, you could do as they do in Italy and sing from your balcony.

Today

As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Afternoon Delights @ the Jazz Café

Another bouncy afternoon at the Jazz Café. Having been blowing for most of the civilised hours prior with The Chilli Road Band as a sideshow to spur the Great North Runners on to absolution and because of the need to get to The Sage for A Night With Sinatra I couldn't stay long but, nevertheless, I enjoyed what I heard.
This included Lyndsay Hannon singing My Funny Valentine and Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Bay? as well as Fiona Littlrwood on My Baby Likes To Bebop. There was a really good groove going on this latter number with some blistering tenor from Stuart Findon, Eric Stutt on drums and the two-fisted Peter Gilligan on piano making up for the lack of a bassist. Alan (?) on guitar also made a strong contribution.
Earlier Sarah Travena had played some attractive tenor on Autumn Leaves. It was an enjoyable hour - I even managed to talk aeroplanes with King Keith in between numbers!
Lance.

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