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Bebop Spoken There

Piers Paul Read: "Bruce Reynolds and Biggs shared an interest in Sex, Jazz and Hemingway." - (The Train Robbers by Piers Paul Read, Coronet Books 1979.)

George Shearing: "Speaking about Johann Sebastian Bach I think he'd be a real jazzer if he were alive today. I mean any man who has two wives, twenty kids, gets kicked out of the church for being too harmonically radical and drinks beer can't be all wrong can he?" - (Crescendo March 1984.)

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Today Tuesday July 17

Afternoon

Classic Swing - The Ship, Front St., Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.

Evening

Northern Monkey Brass Band - Glenholme Park, New Road, Crook DL15 8LN. 6:00-9:00pm. Free. Big BRASS Bash (Durham Brass Festival).

Jam session - Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. Free. House trio: Steve Glendinning, Paul Grainger, Rob Walker.

Francis Tulip Quartet - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB. Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

Reel Brass + Shake ‘Em Up Brass Band - Lanchester, Co. Durham DH7. 6:00-9:00pm. Free. Town centre street performance. Durham Brass Festival (Street Ceilidh).

Hokum Hotshots - Royal Northumberland Yacht Club, South Harbour, Blyth NE24 3PB. 7:00pm. £10.00.

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

Monday, November 03, 2014

Zoe Gilby @ Hoochie Coochie November 2.

Zoe Gilby (vcl); Mark Williams (gtr); Andy Champion (bs); Richard Brown (dms).
(Review by Lance/photo courtesy of Ken Drew).
What can I say? The girl just gets better and better! The originals, the covers and the standards are non pareille.
The originals make me wonder how such a good singer can also create such wonderful lyrics? I mean how many lyrics have Frank, Tony or Ella written? Then you think Peggy - Peggy wrote almost as many songs as she sang so no problem there!
The covers were superb. Kate Bush's The Warm Room, heard many times by both Zoe and Kate, was never more evocative than this... my fingers wanted to linger.. great lyric.
And of course, the tribute to my favourite author - The Midnight Bell  - by Patrick Hamilton.
I wonder if Hamilton has any living relatives? Surely they would love to have this as a musical memory of their long gone relative?
I'm on the case!
But, as always, the originals and the covers,  lose out when the Gasbook plays for keeps!
Caravan set the pace. With Richard aboard the camels and the dromedary almost got it but, That Old Black Magic had everyone in it's spell! If NASA knew how fast Zoe could tongue twist these words her next gig would be on Mars (or in some Galactic bar - Mars, bar, get it!). Attractive as a journey into space maybe I guess Zoe would probably remain on Earth for the 2016 Olympics where spouse Andy is odds on favourite for the Arco Bass-playing 128 bar sprint.
Amazing.
Lance.

2 comments :

Liz said...

review at 02:55!! was that a late night or an early morning?
Liz

Lance said...

Bebop Spoken Here - The blog that never sleeps!
Gig was late afternoon/early evening.

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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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