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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 Wednesday July 18

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8:00pm. £1.00.

Gala Big Band: BRASS for Sir Bobby - Durham Miners’ Hall, Flass Street, Durham DH1 4BE. 7:30pm. £10 Durham Brass Festival.

Reel Brass + Shake ‘Em Up Jazz Band - Front Street, Chester le Street, Co. Durham DH3. 6:00-9:00pm. Free. Town centre street performance. Durham Brass Festival (Street Ceilidh).

Steve Glendinning & Paul Grainger - Dun Cow, Brandling Village, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 4RS. 8pm. Free.

Big BRASS Bash - Timothy Hackworth Park, Shildon. 6:00-9:00pm. Free. Durham Brass Festival.

Northern Monkey Brass Band - Timothy Hackworth Park, Central Parade, Shildon DL4 1DL. 6:00-9:00pm. Free. Big BRASS Bash (Durham Brass Festival).

Community Hall New Orleans Band - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm £3.00.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson Street, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

Tyne Valley Junior Jazz Ensemble + Tyne Valley Youth Big Band + Tyne Valley Big Band - Phoenix Club & Bar, Chisholm Place, Hexham NE46 1QL. 6:00pm. Donations.

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

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Paul Edis Trio @ The Jazz Café. June 5

Paul Edis (piano), Mick Shoulder (double bass) & Adam Sinclair (drums)
(Review by Russell)
The late Chris Yates told the story of the time he visited a New York bar/restaurant to hear the Junior Mance Trio. The musicians almost outnumbered the customers. There will be others with similar tales. Last night’s Paul Edis Trio gig at the Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne can be added to the list of top class musicians performing brilliantly to an all but non-existent audience.
Paul Edis (piano), Mick Shoulder (double bass) and drummer Adam Sinclair played a selection of tunes – some Bill Evans, some Ellington, Falling in Love with Love, One Note Samba, On Green Dolphin Street, Polka Dots and Moon Beams and many others. Edis’ monthly residency at the Jazz Café is, without question, the ‘must-get-to’ gig on Tyneside or anywhere else for that matter. The few loved it. Where were the many? A guess…some were at the Odeon to see Count Basie, some went to the City Hall for the  Oscar Peterson/Ella Fitzgerald package and others opted for the Corner House to catch Art Hodes. That explains it. Or…never heard of him/jazz isn’t what it used to be/I was listening to my Benny Goodman CD/I was watching the telly/I wouldn’t know where to park/I haven’t taken a bus in years/I will get beaten to death if I go in to town (delete as applicable).
Honestly! This is the best stuff you will hear. It’s monthly, it’s fantastic. You’ve never been to the Jazz Café? Do yourself a favour, take a chance, you’ll love it! Things Ain’t What They Used to Be, I’m Old Fashioned (Edis quipped: That just about sums up me, Mick and Adam), Long Ago and Far Away, Stompin’ at the Savoy. If you like swinging jazz piano this is the gig for you. Go on, be a devil. Have a night out in town.        
Russell.                                  

1 comment :

Patti D (on F/b) said...

I'd have been there - but was too busy jiggling about to Joe Bataan at Hoochie Coochie - it's always a pity when there's a clash of gigs.

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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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