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

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Today Thursday November 21

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Brand New Heavies - Riverside, Neptune House, Close, Newcastle NE1 3RQ. 7:00pm. £25.00.

Alice Grace-Jordan Alfonso Quintet - St James' & St Basil's Church, Fenham Hall Drive, Fenham, Newcastle NE4 9EJ. 7:30pm. £8.00. (£4.00. student).

Son Yambu - Whorlton Village Hall, Barnard Castle DL12 8XD. Tel: 01833 627253. 7:30pm. £10.00., £5.00. child, £25.00. family.

Maine Street Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Hollywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NJ. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:30pm. Free.

Tees Hot Club w. Dan Johnson (tenor sax); Donna Hewitt (slto sax); Dave Archbold (keys). - Dorman’s Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 8:30pm. Free.

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm. £2.50.

Blues/Soul/Funk/Etc.

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

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Redemption Jazz @ The Bridge

John Hall (ten); Jim Hall (keys); Keith Tulip (bs); Martin Wake (dms).
I enjoyed  this band  so much  at Hoochie back in January  that I looked forward  to   this  gig  with   eager   anticipation.  Was  that   anticipation fulfilled? Well, yes, maybe...
John blows great Dexter/Coltrane tenor you  cannot fail to be overawed by his blasts. Simply amazing! So why didn't I stay to the death?
I desperately  needed to  hear a ballad. I wanted John Hall to exchange his belligerence for tenderness for just one, perhaps two, numbers. Show that he had a sentimental side alongside his macho, kick the door down,  technique.  However, I  had to leave for the number 27 so maybe the romanticism  came later - possibly when   someone laid claim to the unmanned flugelhorn standing forlornly by the keyboard.
Brother  Jim produced  some keyboardian   sounds and Tulip and Wake did the business in the basement.
Apologies if this is a bit negative but I just needed more light and shade.
Lance.

1 comment :

Keith Tulip said...

Thanks for the blog and apologies for the belated response, no negativity received we appreciate your honesty and are aware that at the moment we are full-on, in-your-face bebop by design.
To be honest we all creased up with your description of John (including John) Ha Ha Ha!
Yes, you did miss his one moment of tenderness and two ballad's and three original numbers and Jimmy playing Flugel but there you go, when the number 27 beckons and it's tipping down outside we wouldn't have been out either on an evening like that, Newcastle - the monsoon capital of the North!
Slowly but surely the numbers in the set are evolving as we gig to a style that suits us. At the moment, the original compositions are taking shape quite nicely in rehearsal and we hope to air them soon at a venue near you - without the rain.
In fact I believe that one of our new tunes is dedicated to your good-self and if we can keep John on his daily dose of Tramidol it will remain a ballad!

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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.
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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.)
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