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Bebop Spoken There

Jack Teagarden: "I never did like anything Ellington ever did. He never had a band all in tune, always had a bad tone quality and bad blend" - Metronome, April 1947.

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Rupert Burley (Dynamic Agency): "BSH just goes from strength to strength".

'606' Club: "A toast to Lance Liddle of the terrific jazz blog 'Bebop Spoken Here'"

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

Postage

13,490 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 908 of them this year alone and, so far, 72 this month (July 23).

From This Moment On

Fri 23: Emma Fisk's Hot Club du Nord @ Gala Theatre & Cinema, Durham. 1:00pm. Tickets: £6.00. + £2.00. bf. Tel: 03000 266 600.

Fri 23: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Jazz Orchestra @ Middlesbrough Town Hall. 7:30pm.

Fri 23: Helen Anahita Wilson & Shahbaz Hussain @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 8:00pm. SOLD OUT!

Fri 23 - Sun 25: The Globe Summer Festival @ The Globe, Newcastle. Multi-genre bill (jazz inc. Tenement Jazz Band, Nishla Smith). Various ticket options (live stream option available) see: www.jazz.coop.

Sat 24: Youth Ensembles present St Cuthbert Suite @ Sage Gateshead. 7:30pm. Composer Paul Edis conducts Folkestra, Jambone, Quay Voices & Young Sinfonia in a new arrangement of his St Cuthbert Suite. AVAILABLE ONLY AS A PRE-RECORDED STREAM ON YOUTUBE AT 7:30PM.

Sat 24: Simon O'Byrne & Paul Grainger @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 25: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sun 25: Emma Johnson's Gravy Boat @ Bobik's, Punch Bowl Hotel, Newcastle. 3:30pm.

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

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

Monday, February 07, 2011

Zoe Gilby Quartet @ Ashington Jazz Club Feb 2.

Zoe Gilby (vcl), Mark Williams (gtr), Andy Champion (bs), Richard Brown (dms).
Zoe Gilby returned to Ashington for her second visit supported by an excellent trio - and what a superb combination they were.
It was no surprise to recognize the advancement and progression of Zoe's vocal talents since her previous appearance and the increasing range in her art. She and the trio performed standards and originals from her most recent C.D. all introduced with interesting information about the writers.
The most interesting feature I found of the presentation was that Zoe has acquired a very personal style. This gives her audience a unique image and fresh interpretation of well known songs and another way of enjoying these standards in a Jazz situation.
The majestic Trio supplied a variety of moods and rhythms giving each an opportunity to express themselves and their talents.
Obviously, singer and instruments were in complete harmony.
Zoe was at times moody, gentle, dramatic, bluesy, energetic, all styles you would expect from a young artiste but always individual.
Great.
Her audience listened respectfully and applauded enthusiastically. It is fair to say that during the evening Ashington Jazz Club allowed "Bebop Spoken Here"!
Programme:- No More Blues, I'm Beginning to See the Light/When Lights are Low, A Song For You, Take it Easy But Take It, Caravan , May I Come In?, Eleanor, Some Cats Know, Mummy, Just Squeeze me, Midnight Bell, Time After Time, I Only Have Eyes for You, That Old Black Magic.
I recommend to you the inimitable Zoe Gilby.
Peter S.

1 comment :

Liz said...

Time after Time...what a lovely number that is.. such simple words but it says it all really
Liz

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