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Bebop Spoken There

Hugh Masekela: “I advise every kid to check out their past because without a past you are in limbo.” (Songlines December 2017)

Leo Richardson: “I think your image is really important. You look at those old Blue Note recordings and you look at the liner note, the booklet and they’re in the studio and they’re wearing shirt and ties. They used to wear suits all the time.” – (Jazzwise December 2017/January 2018)

Submissions for review

Whilst we appreciate the many emails, texts, messages and other communications we receive requesting album/gig reviews on BSH, regrettably, we are unable to reply to them all other than those we are able to answer with a positive response.
Similarly, CDs received by post will only be considered if accompanied by sufficient background material.
Finally, bear in mind that this is a jazz-based site when submitting your album.
Lance

Today Saturday December 16

Afternoon

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Evening

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band -Gosforth Civic Theatre, Regent Farm Road, Gosforth NE3 3HD. Tel: 0191 258 4111. 7:30pm. Second night of two.

An Evening of Swing & Sparkle - National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland SR6 0GL. 7:00pm. Tel: 0191 515 5555 (booking essential). £35.00. Rat Pack act, four course meal.

No Time for Jive - The Tannery, Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3QD. Tel: 01434 605537. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Snow Ball - St Mary’s Heritage Centre, Oakwellgate, Gateshead NE8 2AU. Tel: 0191 433 4699. 7:00pm. £19.00. Strictly Speakeasy (swing band) & Lindy jazz dance.

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

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Samuel Eagles Quartet @ The Globe - Dec. 3

Samuel Eagles (alt/sop); Ralph Wyld (vbs); Daniel Kasimir (bs)[ Eric Ford (dms).
(Review by Lance)
I'm not going to review this gig save for saying that it lived up to, and beyond, the expectations raised by listening to their CD. I raved about it in my review but did our readers take note? Did they ....! Well those sad souls missed out big time! The band replicated the album live and the few believers in attendance seemed to concur.
I try to cover most of the jazz venues north and south of the Tyne and, as my listings show there are many of them, yet very few fans appear at all of them.
This isn't a re-run of the old Trad/Modern wars - Mouldy Figs v Dirty Boppers but a territorial thing. Seems as though if you go to gig A at such and such a place you're a traitor by attending gig B at another place on another day and so it goes on.
For me, my love of jazz is such that I go where the music takes me. One of the saddest things about last night's gig was the fact that although the Co-op has 200 shareholders only a very few show up at gigs. Not all of them live out of the area so surely one would think that by showing up they'd be protecting their investment?
Maybe I'm being naive and there is something I'm missing - I hope not!
Getting back to the gig. The previous two "profile" gigs featured Clark Tracey and Matthew Home - two of the UK's finest drummers - Eric Ford is also in that league. Kasiimir - here with Clark Tracey last month - is a proven first bass man, Wyld ranks alongside Jim Hart and Chris Jelly whilst Eagles can hold his own with any alto player in the UK. If that doesn't equate with quality then tell me what does?
Lance.

2 comments :

stevebfc said...

You can't go to all of the gigs all of the time. Anyone going to any jazz gig should be celebrated no matter where.
Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer
We'll keep the jazz flag flying here

Samuel Eagles (on Twitter) said...

Thanks Lance for the great review of our gig at Jazz Co-op.

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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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