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Bebop Spoken There

Frank Zappa: "There was so much acid during the '60s that it was very easy for large numbers of people to think they had seen God as soon as the Beatles went boom, boom, boom, you know?." - (DownBeat May 18, 1978). – (DownBeat May 18, 1978).

Ryan Keberle: “Don't be easy on yourself when it comes to playing with perfect intonation. All other instruments will be playing with close-to-perfect intonation; the same should be expected of trombonists.'” – (DownBeat April 2018)

Today Saturday March 24


Dave Donohoe Band - St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Larchfield Street, Darlington DL3 7TG. 12:30pm.

Tees Valley Jazzmen - Hardwick Arms Hotel, 1 North End, Sedgefield TS21 2AZ. Tel: 01740 622305. 1:30pm. Free.


Ladies of Midnight Blue - Live Theatre, Broad Chare, Newcastle NE1 3DQ. Tel: 0191 232 1232. 8:00pm. £12.00. (advance). Hannabiell, Yilis & co. Jumpin’ Hot Club gig.

Rob Heron & the Tea Pad Orchestra -Scarth Memorial Hall, Staindrop, Co Durham DL2 3JL. Tel: 01388 660786. 8:00pm. £9.00., £5.00. child.

Tyne Valley Big Band - TORCH Centre, Corbridge Road, Hexham NE46 1QS. 7:30pm.

Billy Bootleggers All Star Band - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Paul Edis Trio @ The Jazz Café. December 5

Paul Edis (piano), Mick Shoulder (double bass) & Adam Sinclair (drums) + Ruth Lambert (vocals)
(Review by Russell)
Friday night down at the Village Vanguard, NYC. The resident Paul Edis Trio is the only show in town. Soon to sign to Blue Note, a coast to coast tour scheduled, a Down Beat front cover confirmed…
Meanwhile, in the real world, Paul Edis plays the Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle. Party City in the first week of December is in full swing (Christmas has come early) and those out to party are oblivious to the world class jazz happening within earshot of their full on street revelry. Yesterdays, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, a sizzling samba Stompin’ at the Savoy, the piano playing out of this world. Then the serious stuff – Jordu. New York or Newcastle? Get Down Beat on the phone. Hey, you guys, listen to this! And there was more – Nostalgia in Times Square (stupendous piano playing). Oleo, there isn’t a better gig.
The interval. The Consett Brewery’s White Hot set things up nicely for the second set. A request (for BJ); My Funny Valentine. The ‘idiosyncratic’ Caff piano fought long, fought hard, but Edis tamed it. No such struggles for bassist Mick Shoulder and Adam Sinclair (drums). The best in the business working with the best piano player in the business. The Jazz Café could sell advance tickets for the trio’s monthly engagement. Down the years a number of residencies acquired legendary status with full houses being the norm; Last Exit at the Gosforth Hotel, the Newcastle Big Band at the then University Theatre to name but two. Falling in Love with Love, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, as if it could get any better, up steps Ruth Lambert – Santa Baby herself! Bluesy it was. Let it Snow, Rudolph and a Monkish Christmas finale.
For as long as it lasts, the Paul Edis Trio residency at the Jazz Café is the gig.           

1 comment :

Paul Edis (on Twitter). said...

Wowza Russell! Thank You.

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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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