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Ambrose Akinmusire: “I love teaching, and I love the exchange. And I’m starting to accept my role as a mentor. That sounds weird to say. But I can’t avoid the fact that there are younger musicians who are watching me.” – (Down Beat September 2017).

Mike Gibbs: “Rehearsals are a chance for players to learn my degree of vagueness.” – (Jazzwise September 2017).

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Thursday September 21

Afternoon
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Rd., nr. Newcastle NE27 0DA. 1:oopm. Free.
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Tees Valley Jazzmen - White Horse Hotel, Burtree Lane, Harrowgate Hill, Darlington DL1 3AD. 1:30pm. Free. 01325 463262.

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Evening.
Maine Street Jazzmen - Potter's Wheel, Sunniside NE16 5EE. 8:30pm. Free.
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Courtney Pine: Black Notes from the Deep - Sage Gateshead NE8 2JR. 7:30pm. £25.60. 0191 4434661.
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Katie Mac (w. 6 piece band) - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. Free.
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Emma Fisk & James Birkett - St. Cuthbert's Church, Shadforth DH6 1LF. 7:30pm.
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Pocket Jazz Orchestra: Jazz & Tapas - No. 60, Arc, Dovecote St., Stockton TS18 1LL. 7pm. £10.
Tees Hot Club w. Alan Marshall (saxes); Kevin Eland (trumpet); Ted Pearce (keys) - Dormans, Oxford Rd., Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. 9pm. Free.
New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton TS18 4AW. 8:30pm.01642 678129.
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Monday, December 07, 2015

CD(s) of the Year

I envy my colleagues who can pick out 3 and say "That's it! They don't get a daily deposit of one or (usually) more on the passage mat each day! I can but try to narrow my selections down to categories.
Reissue/vintage: 
Oscar Peterson - Exclusively For my Friends (8 CD set).
Tubby Hayes - Live at the Hopbine. (12" vinyl)
Baden Powell - Live in Berlin.
Big Band:
NYJO - NYJO 50.
SNJO - Jeunehomme.
DUBB - overDUBB
Vocal:
Rebecca Kilgore Trio - Just Imagine.
Eddie Toal - Always in my Heart.
Jazz at the Movies - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
Small Group (British):
Steve Fishwick Sextet - In the Empire State.
Maciek Pysz - A Journey.
Kansas Smitty's House Band - Kansas Smitty.
Jazz Main - For the Love of Music.
Small Group (American):
Harry Allen - For George, Cole and Duke.
Scott Hamilton - Live in Bern.
Charles McPherson - The Journey.
Local:
James Birkett/Bradley Johnston - Together.
Paul Edis - Just Like Me, Not Like Me.
DUBB - overDUBB
Graeme Wilson - Pleasureland.
The above aren't 1-2-3 just some of the ones that have made it to the car stereo.
Lance.
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1 comment :

  1. I've not listened to many newly recorded CDs this year but can I mention one new and one older CD I bought and like very much - (1) Rebecca Kilgore Trio 'Just Imagine'; (2)Rebecca Kilgore/Lyle Ritz 'I wish you love'.
    Roly

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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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