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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.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Jazz Café Jam Session Tuesday August 2.

(Review by Lance).
Earlier in the day Paul Gowland and Kath Jobes tied the knot and the celebrations spilled over into the Caff with a never ending flow of musicians on and off the stand. Too much happening to list chapter and verse save to say it was probably the best ever jam there since Harry Connick Jr and co. wandered in back in the dark and distant past!
So, working on the principle that a picture paints a thousand words, I've put it all together in album form.
Special photo album.
Lance.
PS: Oh yes, congratulations and best wishes to the newlyweds.

Pete Gilligan (pno); Deon Krishnam (bs gtr); Russ Morgan (dms) + Dave Weisser, Alice Grace, Claire Kelly, Jude Murphy (vcls); Dave Weisser (cornet); Jack Courtney (tpt/flug); Paul Gowland (sop); Beth Roberts (alt); Evan Abell (bari); Joel Brown (pno); Bradley Johnston, Frances Tulip (gtrs); Abbie Finn, Matt Mackellar, Carl Gowland, Tom Atkinson (dms) - there may have been others...

2 comments :

  1. The jam session to end all jam sessions! Someone remarked that it should have been recorded.

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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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