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Bebop Spoken There

Peter Woodford: "I noticed when I went to hear some jazz in a little pub on the outskirts of London the people were really listening. I'm used to guys in bars only interested in making out with their girl friends. Here the idea seems to be to take a girl, enjoy the music, and make out later." - (Crescendo September 1972).
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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 Wednesday February 19

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Zoë Gilby & Mark Williams - Jazz Café, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 1:00pm. £3.00. Café Mezzanine (first floor, access via crafts shop).

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

After Hours #4: Stéphane Grappelli - Cafédral Durham, Owengate, Durham DH1 3HB. 7:30pm. £5.00. (concs. available). Sonia Rae (violin); Tom Burgess (guitar); Jack Theaker (guitar); Angus Shennan (keyboards); David Byfield (drums) + Clara Falkowska (flugelhorn, violin). ‘The life and work of Stéphane Grappelli’. Durham University Jazz Society event.

Blues/Soul/Funk etc.

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, February 04, 2013

Jean-Luc Ponty - Original Album Series


In 1974, fresh from a tour with the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jean-Luc Ponty signed a solo deal with Atlantic Records. Throughout the next decade, Ponty recorded 12 visionary albums all of which entered the Billboard Jazz Charts in the top 5. This collection of original recordings features five of the albums recorded by Ponty during that time, including the critically acclaimed and hugely successfully Upon the Wings of Music (1975), Aurora (1975), Imaginary Voyage (1976), Enigmatic Ocean (1977) and Cosmic Messenger (1978). These recordings established Ponty as key player in the growing jazz-rock movement at the time. In 1977, Ponty charted in the top 40 with Enigmatic Ocean and again with Cosmic Messenger in 1978.
Through his work, Jean-Luc Ponty liberated the violin’s image and capabilities from its classical and folk roots. By experimenting with electronics and synthesizers, he came a pioneer of the electric violin in the 1970s, going on to become the undisputed master of his instrument in this area. On his solo work, Ponty displays his own brand of imaginative jazz fusion, unpredictable and adventurous. This set of original recordings released by Warner Jazz is a must have for fans of jazz fusion. 
Jean-Luc Ponty - Original Album Series is released on February 11



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