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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 17, 2016

RIP Bobby Hutcherson.


Sad to report the passing of Bobby Hutcherson - one of the all-time great jazz vibes players. Many Blue Note albums as leader and sideman - Gettin' Around with Dexter Gordon is one of my favourites. I also recall the memorable concert at Newcastle City Hall with Herbie Hancock where he demonstrated that the legacy of Norvo, Hampton, Gibbs, Jackson, Feldman was in good hands.
Hutcherson died on August 15 at the age of 75.
Sadly missed.
Obituary.
Lance.

4 comments :

  1. Bobby Hutcherson at City Hall! What year was it? How old was I? Why did I miss it? Was Herbie leader?
    I like Dexter Gordon and Francis is a big fan, so CD safely in basket.

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  2. 2003 - it was actually promoted by Sage Gateshead prior to The Sage's opening. Terri Lyne Carrington was on drums and Scott Colley on bass

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  3. Sad news indeed. I saw him at the City Hall concert mentioned earlier and it was an excellent evening. The only time I ever saw him. A memorable concert I won't forget. RIP Bobby and thank you.

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  4. Living int' Yorkshire and obviously none of my family and friends went.

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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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