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Bebop Spoken There

Danny Gatton: "I was tired of playing in beer joints. I wanted to do something tangible like building cars. But once you do music it gets into your blood. You can get away from it for awhile but sooner or later it comes back to you." - (Down Beat April 1991).

Tal Farlow: "There were times when I would stop [playing guitar] and do sign painting." - (Downbeat December 5, 1963)

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Today Sunday August 20

Afternoon.
Mark Williams (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12:30pm. Free.
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Blues @ The Bay - Tanner Smith's 17-19 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RE, 0191 2525941. 4pm. Free. Blues jam w. Scott Wall & Charlie Philp.
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Musicians Unlimited - Park Hotel, Park Rd., Hartlepool TS26 9HU. 01249 233126.1pm. Free. Summer Break. Back Sept. 3
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Somethin' Blue - Vesuvio, 3a Houndgate, Darlington DL1 5RL. 01325 788564. 5pm. Weekly.
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Evening
Chris Martin - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
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Paul Edis Trio - Black Bull, Bridge St. Blaydon NE21 4JJ. 8pm. £5.
To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Budtet @ The Globe - May 7.













Fiona Finden (sop/vcl); Jude Murphy (alt/fl/vcl); Stuart Finden (ten); Lin-Lee Wong (pno); Jim Crinson (bs); Eric Stutt (dms) + Dave Weisser (cor).
(Review by Lance.)
In the beginning, there was Budvivar which begat The Budtones which begat Budtet which during the course of this session became Budwei(s)ser!
A good crowd at the Jazz Coop's HQ were treated to some hard blowing bebop and beyond from the horns, vocals from Jude and Fi, delightfully delicate piano from Lin-Lee, rock steady bass from King Crinson and super stickwork from the legend that is Eric Stutt. Everyone had fun and, if this is the band's debut gig, then the future looks good.
Not content with wailing on alto and the occasional vocal, Jude also took on the mantle of Ian Anderson with some throaty fluting. On one number, maybe Groovin' High, or was it Night in Tunisia? Jude took a scat chorus and Fiona complemented it with a burst of vocalese!
Also included were numbers by Nat Adderley, Miles Davis and Steely Dan's Donald Fagin as well as Stuart Finden's Stu's Blues.
Stu blew top notch tenor, bobbing and weaving like Amir Khan before he (Khan) was knocked out cold! In Stu's case, it was the audience who were knocked out! This was the first time I'd encountered Lin-Lee Wong and her piano solos and her comping added to the ambience.
And still there was more!
Dave Weisser, not only acted as doorman, but augmented the band with his distinctive Milesian cornet playing.
This was one very enjoyable gig and good to see BSH's Ann Alex in attendance prior to her upcoming op.
Photos.
Lance.

1 comment :

  1. Fiona Finden (on F/b)Sunday, May 08, 2016 4:52:00 pm

    Excellent! And yes indeed lovely to see Ann Alex there

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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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