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Jeremy Pelt: "It [Birth of the Cool sessions] was bebop in sheep's clothing." - (DownBeat, December 2019).

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Today Wednesday November 13

Afternoon

Jazz

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6QG. Tel: 0191 227 5500. 12:15pm. Stanley Nelson's 2019 documentary film.

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.

Swing Street - Pier Red, Castlegate, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 1LF. Tel: 01289 309168. 8:00pm. Free.

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

Blues/Folk

George Shovlin & the Radars, Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DE. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 8:00pm. Free.

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.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Graham Don Trio @ The Cherry Tree

Graham Don (vcl/pno); Neil Harland (bs); Paul Smith (dms).
I started the evening with Braised Lamb Broth with Pearl Barley - not to be confused with the late Pearl Bailey. In the meantime, the trio played Wave. A gentle bossa that didn't disturb the diners and went down well with the aforementioned broth which was delicious.

Yesterdays featured a Neil Harland bass solo that blended in nicely with my Sauté of Beef, Gratin Dauphinoise and Green Peppercorns - almost like having an extra vegetable on the plate.
Graham Don brought his vocal chords into play on Moon Dance and later sang Georgia on my Mind - a la Ray Charles - and The Carpenters' Masquerade. Laura was given the romantic instrumental treatment, followed by a number that could have been Solar, Dolphin Dance or something entirely different. It was familiar but I couldn't place it.
Street Life coupled with Toffee and Pear Galette with Ice Cream was a tasty combination that worked well for me particularly when helped on its way by a bottle of Black Sheep.
Musically it wasn't an earth shattering evening. Not a jazz crowd by any means and the trio tactfully kept it low key - I'd like to hear Graham on an out and out jazz gig.
Lance.

1 comment :

The LondonJazz site said...

Your title is the best attempt to bring Don Cherry back that I've seen in a long time

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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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