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Bebop Spoken There

Jackie Paris: "A singer's got to be able to tell a story. Frank Sinatra and Nat Cole are best at that; Mel Tormé too. I like to take a lyric that means something and sing it right to the person it was meant for." - (DownBeat October 11, 1962).

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Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden - Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA. Tel: 0191 478 1810. Screenings at intervals during the day. Part of Akomfrah's exhibition Ballasts of Memory. Exhibition (daily) July 6 - October 27. 10:00am-6:00pm. Free.

Today Monday September 16

Afternoon

Jazz

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden (see above).

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

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

Sunday, November 17, 2013

London Jazz Festival: Andy Champion and Chris Sharkey - Way in to The Way Out. @ Queen Elizabeth Hall November 16

Andy Champion (bs gtr); Chris Sharkey (gtr).
For me this was almost a Splinter @ The Bridge gig except the Geordie Duo played only briefly chosing instead to talk about their influences and how they got into jazz moving from Heavy Metal Rock to Jazz Fusion and eventually discovering the past of this great genre. Using recorded examples they cleverly segued a contemporary piece by ACV (I think), Mingus and ODJB. It was done so well you hardly noticed the joins. This to demonstrate that jazz despite the mode has always worked on the principle of improvisation.
The two raconteurs discussed the major contributors up to Bebop and beyond which is where I had to leave. Not because of any personal bias but because I had to get cross town to the Barbican and time was running out.
Done with much humour this, the first session of a two-parter, could well become a feature at Festivals throughout the UK.
Imagine if Ant and Dec had been jazzers and you've got a taste...
Part Two tonight including a performance by Shiver.
Lance

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

the talk should have been called 'andy tells people about his musical preference'

Anonymous said...

how can you do a 'personalised history of jazz' (LJF programme) without telling people about your musical preference?

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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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Finally, bear in mind that this is a jazz-based site when submitting your album.
Lance