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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 Saturday September 23

Scarborough Jazz Festival - Day two of three.
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Evening
Bradley Johnston (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2AE. 7:30pm. No cover charge.
Rockafellas - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
Tobie Carpenter Organ Trio - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8pm. £10.
Thin Man + Jon Gordon - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8pm. Free.
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Nikki Iles & Stan Sulzmann - Great Hall, Hexham Abbey, Hexham NE46 3NB. 10pm. £10/£8.
Pat McMahon Trio - Tannery, Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3QD. 01434 605537. 9pm. Free.
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Monday, May 23, 2016

Juggernaut Love Band @ Hoochie Coochie - May 22

Daryl Burns/Kerry Green (vox); Dan Smith (alt); Mark Sykes (ten); Dave Wasp (gtr); Liam Gaughan (bs); Jamie Toms (keys); John Musgrove (kit) + Ruth Davy (vcl).
(Review by Lance).
You can't beat a Sunday afternoon of  music at Hoochie. Today we had disco/funk/soul/country/rock/reggae/hip hop/rap/ska/ a whiff of jazz and, probably the only thing missing from this set, was a Gregorian chant although one of those may have turned up in the second set (I left at intermission time having been taken suddenly drunk!)
It was a fun afternoon by a band that knows their audience and hits them with it full on.
Yippee-I-Ay was like cowboys riding the range on Harley Davidsons. They're energetic, Gaughan and Burns pogoing as they play and sing. Kerry Green is an amazing soul singer - she  has to be. After her predecessor, Ruth Davy (she'd left to get married and have babies and things), took to the stage and blew the room away, Kerry gave her a hug and proceeded to do her own demolition act.
Jamie Toms was on keyboards tonight. I wondered - tenor man on keys... the wondering stopped when he pressed the B3 button!
Burns, who it would appear is triple-jointed, rubber-limbed and a mover and a groover, took to the dance floor and invited ladies to dance - they declined. He returned to the stage joining Kerry to belt out Psychedelicfunkindiscodancer or something that sounded like that! 
The two saxes soloed and traded fours, Wasp played some stinging guitar lines. This was far removed from  my normal comfort zone but hey - it was great!
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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