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Binker Golding: "The purest jazz was often the most danceable. Somewhere along the way, we exchanged danceability for complexity, and I see a lot of what I do as a way of giving that back to people." - (Jazziz, Winter 2020).
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Hudson Music: Lance's "Bebop Spoken Here" is one of the heaviest and most influential jazz blogs in the UK.

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

Today Saturday February 22

Afternoon

Jazz

Electric Guitar Masterclass – The Music of Robben Ford - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 10:00am. £15.00. Jamie Mackay conducts a masterclass looking at the work of former Miles Davis’ sideman Robben Ford.

Evening

Daniel John Martin w Swing Manouche - Core Music, 14a/b Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3NJ. Tel: 01434 601993. 8:00pm. Donations (suggested donation £10.00.). DJM w Mick Shoulder (guitar); Giles Strong (guitar); Ian Paterson (double bass).

Blues/Funk/Soul

Half Hand Hoodoo Band - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

Boys of Brass - Brandling Villa, Haddricks Mill Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1QL. Tel: 0191 284 0490. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Book Review - Peter King: Flying High - A Jazz Life and Beyond.

One of the events at GIJF that is most eagerly anticipated is the appearance by the Peter King Quartet. Peter King is, one of this countries greatest alto players - many people would say The Greatest - and who could argue? I have so many memories of hearing him
First time down at The Guildhall on Newcastle's Quayside with the Ed Faultless Trio. I was impressed then by his alto playing, a respect that grew some years later when I heard him with Red Rodney at the Corner House.
Flying High is an autobiography that charts his progress from blowing bebop to writing an opera. And, like his alto playing American contemporaries Art Pepper and Charlie Parker, it describes the pitfalls of following their lifestyles. But he survived - emerging with his musical skills intact
The book is also a wonderful look at the British modern jazz scene from the 1960's onwards - Tubbs, Ronnie, Seaman and all the usual suspects are there. I bought it on a visit to London and read it from cover to cover on the train home.
Buy the book, go to the concert - you will regret neither!
Lance.
Peter King: Flying High - A Jazz Life and Beyond. (Northway Publications). (Can currently be picked up on Amazon for £13.90.)
Peter King Quartet - Gateshead International Jazz Festival - The Sage, Friday March 23. 8:00pm.

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