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Bebop Spoken There

Dayna Stephens: "I always tell them [students] there will never be anyone who will play it [EWI] as technically proficient as this cat [Michael Brecker] did." - (JazzTimes June 2019).


Today Tuesday June 25



Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.


Jam Session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, 59 Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel. 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. Free. Trio Alan Law, Paul Grainger, John Bradford.

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

Monday, February 06, 2012

CD Review. Renegade Brass Band - Radio Rebelde.

Hot on the heels of last night's Hoochie Coochie gig comes this EP/CD - Radio Rebelde.
It's a belter of a disc featuring much of last night's material capturing perfectly the mood of the music. In many ways this has the advantage over the live set inasmuch as I can actually make out the hip hop lyrics on the disc and clever they are too.
The ensemble sound is powerhouse plus - with 3 trumpets, 2 trombones and 1 tenor sax in the front line it couldn't be anything other. Add the congas, sousaphone, drums and the mysterious DJ Scratcher and the result is an hypnotic rhythm that goes straight to your feet - get up and boogie boys.
The arrangements are first class absorbing the soloists into the structure without loss of tension.At a fiver it's a steal.
Visit and listen to Barrio.

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