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Bebop Spoken There

Howlin' Wolf: “He [Charlie Patton] was a nice guy, but he just loved the bottle--like all the rest of the musicians. He was a great drinker.” – (DownBeat December 16, 1967).

Frank Zappa: “Those kids [US students] wouldn't know music if it came up and bit 'em on the ass.” – (DownBeat October 3, 1969).

Today Thursday April 26

Afternoon

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

Tees Valley Jazzmen - No.1 Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL12 7NJ. Tel: 01388 665533. 12:30pm. Free admission.

Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society - Gateshead Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead NE8 4LN. 5:00pm. Fortnightly meetings, all welcome.

Evening

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band - Millstone, Haddrick’s Mill Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1QL. 0191 2853229. 7pm.

Maine St. Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Holywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NJ. 8:30pm. Free.

Bearpark Trio - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £3 (£2 student/MU.).

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

Tees Hot Club w. Kevin Eland (tpt); Donna Hewitt (sax); Graham Thompson (keys) - Dorman’s Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 9pm. Free.

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

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Headhunters descend on Under The Bridge for their only UK date in 2013 25th April 2013, 7PM Under the Bridge, Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, London, SW6 1HS


Although some 300 miles away from our normal stomping ground I think a lot of our regulars may be interested in the sole UK appearance of The Headhunters. - particularly those interested in some of the more peripheral  forms of contemporary jazz.
Read what Dom Christopher has to say about the gig...
Lance.
Legendary pianist Herbie Hancock’s renowned backing band, The Headhunters, will play their first gig in the UK for over two years when they come to state-of-the-art West London venue Under The Bridge this April.

First assembled in 1973 the band marked a notable change in musical direction for Hancock. The subsequent 1973 album ‘Headhunters’ is the first album to garner gold status in jazz history. Following the release of ‘Head Hunters’ the band toured and recorded for several years with Hancock, releasing the masterpieces Thrust (1974), Flood (1975), and Manchild (1975).  In 1976 the Headhunters ventured out on their own, recording the classic Survival Of The Fittest, followed by Straight to the Gate (1978), Return of the Headhunters (1998), and Evolution Revolution in 2003. Last year the band released Platinum, an album that bridges genres and generations, deftly switching between Hip-Hop, Jazz, Funk, Rap and R&B, and featuring guest appearances from the likes of Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, and Killah Priest.
Featuring original members Mike Clark (drums) and Bill Summers (percussion), the current incarnation is completed by Reggie Washington on bass, Rob Dixon on tenor sax and Rob Bargad on the keys.
Spanning the globe from Africa to Broadway, The Headhunters' music is a complex but harmonious blend of many styles and genres. From the instant funk classic “Chameleon” to the rare-groove sound of “God Make Me Funky”, one of the most sampled jazz/fusion songs in modern music history, the Headhunters have redefined modern funk, world music, and jazz as one of the most innovative groups of all time.
Dom Christophers

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

"The subsequent 1973 album ‘Headhunters’ is the first album to garner gold status in jazz history".
I don't think that's right, "Bitches Brew" by Miles Davis got gold a year after its released in 1970 and "Time Out" by Brubeck before that in 1959. Also it seems the first ever gold record was by Glen Miller: Chattanooga Choo Choo in 1942.

Pierre

Lance said...

Yes I too found this questionable. Getz/Gilberto also preceded Headhunters.

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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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