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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.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

CD Review: Jan Garbarek/Egberto Gismonti/Charlie Haden - Magico: Carta de Amor.

Jan Garbarek (ten/sop);Egberto Gismonti (gtrs/pno); Charlie Haden (bs).
(Review by Lance)
A previously unreleased double album recorded live at Munich's Amerika Haus in 1981 by the above trio of contrasting stylists. Norwegian saxophonist Garbarek, rich toned, melodic, economical and yet adventurous reaching into the unknown. Brazilian guitarist Gismonti, multi faceted, not content to coast or follow tradition, he searches, fusing classical guitar modes with, jazz - even a hint of punk. Charlie Haden - a legendary bassist, composer, leader and innovator together they form a unique trio.
Each contributes original compositions. Gismonti pitches in with five each one bearing witness to his Brazilian roots. Garbarek brings the dark moods of Norwegian Folk Music. Haden's contribution draws from Liberation Orchestra's repertoire - La Passionera; dedicated to Spanish activist Dolores Ibarruri. His other piece; All That is Beautiful is heard on disc for the first time.
Chamber music yet far removed from the salon. It's the heat of the Brazilian Rain Forest, the tidal current of a Norwegian Fjord, a protest rally in downtown LA.
It's an album that is sometimes dark and sombre, yet also displays joy and freedom. It can induce somnambulism - then make you wake up and dance a dance you never dreamed existed.
The London Jazz Festival features Jan Garbarek on November 13 and Egberto Gismonti on November 16. Both concerts are at the Southbank Centre.
Jan Garbarek/Egberto Gismonti/Charlie Haden - Magico: Carta de Amor. was released on November 5 on ECM 2789004.
Lance.

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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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Lance