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Bebop Spoken There

Vadim Neselovskyi, Professor of Jazz Piano, Berklee College of Music: “Every pianist has to deal with a very complex left-hand part at some point. This is the essential pianistic experience – to split your brain into two halves and execute two very different tasks at the same time.” – (Down Beat September 2017).

Roscoe Mitchell: “To me, improvisation is trying to improve your skills so you can make these on-point compositional decisions. That takes practice.” – (Down Beat September 2017)

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Today Monday September 25

Afternoon.
Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Classic Swing - Marquis of Granby, Streetgate, Sunniside NE16 5ES. 0191 4880954. 1pm. Free. New mainstream gig w. Bob Wade (trumpet); Olive Rudd (vocal) and other familiar faces.
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Alastair Lord (trumpet) & Kris Thomsett (organ) - St. Nicholas Cathedral, St. Nicholas Square, Newcastle NE1 1PF. 1:05. Free (retiring collection).
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Evening.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Friday, May 01, 2015

International Jazz Day/Anniversary Celebration @ The Globe - Part 2: Jam Session - April 30

Alan Law (pno); Paul Grainger (bs); Tim Johnston (dms) + Paul Gowland (ten/pno); Paul Edis (pno); Stu Finden (ten); Fi Finden (sop/vcl); Peter Ninnim (dms); Dave Parker (bs); Ian Forbes (dms); Debra Milne (vcl).
(Review by Lance/photos courtesy of Ken Drew.)
The big band sounds fade as we disco our way up to the Jazz Bar where the house trio for tonight are doing nice things to There is No Greater Love followed by It Could Happen to You.
Tasteful as a bottle of Marston's Pedigree.
Paul Gowland, after making his way across town from Strictly Smokin's Millstone gig, stepped up to the plate for Darn That Dream - stunning cadenza at the end. This had been a night for cadenzas! Oleo upped the game with Meet the Flintstones creeping in along the way!
Alan Law vacated the piano stole to enable Paul Edis to join forces with Stu Finden for Days of Wine and Roses. This had been a night for pianists and it wasn't over yet!
Fi joined her husband, Peter Ninnim went on to drums and Dave Parker moved in on the bass for On Green Dolphin Street.
No pianist to accompany Fiona but, God Bless the Child whose got Paul Gowland to hand.
The tenor player sat down and played piano - he played it well.
Paul went back to tenor and drum legend Ian Forbes hit the skins - this had been a night for drum legends!
I'll Remember April - was ever a tune more apt than tonight?
Psychedelic Sally had Debra Milne handling the vocal with the two tenormen for support before the Findens saw us off on the A Train and I'm sure everyone bought a return ticket...
Lance.

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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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