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Billy Cobham: "Miles said to us, 'Don't play in between takes,' so of course John [McLauglin] played in between takes." - (JazzTimes, Nov. 2019).

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Today Wednesday November 20

Afternoon

Jazz

Scott Wall - Jazz Café, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 261 5618. 1:00pm. £3.00. Café Mezzanine (first floor, access via crafts shop).

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.

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

Blues/Folk

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.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

CD Launch @ The Lit and Phil. The Paul Edis Sextet "There Will Be Time". Friday March 2.

Paul Edis (pno); Graeme Wilson (ten); Graham Hardy (tpt/flg); Chris Hibbard (tmb); Mick Shoulder (bs); Adam Sinclair (dms).
Having recently reviewed the CD it makes sense to me that, rather than repeat myself,  I refer you to my original post.
Nevertheless, a momentous evening such as this deserves more  so - for those fans who were elsewhere - the Lit and Phil was, by kick off time, standing room only and the CD sales outstripped any previous JNE event held in the building. The band, and Paul in particular, looked mega smart - I often wonder why British jazz musicians dress down for their audiences unlike Americans who realise they are entertainers as well as musicians and look the part?
The music, needless to say, was on a par with the the CD although personally I found the slower, elegiac numbers easier to listen to in the comforts of home rather than the regimentated in-line seating set up - a minor point.
The album title came from a TS Eliot poem - The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
And indeed there will be time
For the yellow smoke that slides along the street,
Rubbing its back upon the window panes;        
There will be time, there will be time..

Lance 
(with thanks to Ann A for poetic details.)
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More on the Paul Edis Sextet.
I think I have seen almost every sextet gig and a particular pleasure for me last night was that all the material (bar ONE number) was original. When the sextet was first formed the set-lists were cautiously "traditional" - mostly standards, with just a sprinkling of Paul's or Graeme's compositions. How exciting it is now that they are established enough and have material enough to let rip for a full evening with their own tunes! And what tunes they are - technically accomplished, often complex, varied in mood and tone: they challenge and reward the players and delight audiences. All new, all good, all "home-grown" 
Jerry.

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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.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
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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Whilst we appreciate the many emails, texts, messages and other communications we receive requesting album/gig reviews on BSH, regrettably, we are unable to reply to all of them other than those we are able to answer with a positive response.
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Lance