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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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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Sleuthing in the Jazz Age

(Preview by Russell).
Newcastle-based author Fiona Veitch Smith will be talking about, and reading from, her Poppy Denby Investigates series of ‘Jazz Age’ novels on Thursday, 22nd September and again on Monday of next week, 26 September. On Thursday Veitch Smith will be at the book launch of her second novel in the series – The Kill Fee – in Blackwell’s Bookshop, 141 Percy Street, Newcastle at 6:00pm. Meet the author and listen to some live jazz.
Next week the author will be at Newcastle City Library to talk about her debut novel The Jazz Files (shortlisted for the 2016 Crime Writers Association Historical Dagger Award) and authenticity in period crime fiction. Tickets are free for the event starting at 5:00pm. To book your place telephone 0191 277 4100
Russell.

2 comments :

  1. Coincidentally I'm reading a book set in 1919 New Orleans featuring a cast of characters including a 'chubby faced young horn-player on second cornet, who had not yet changed the pronunciation of his name to the French form Louey, and was still known...as Lil' Lewis Armstrong'.
    It's called 'the Axe-mans Jazz' by Ray Celestin and I'm only a couple of chapters in, but so far so good.

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  2. See Pages/Book Reviews in left hand column. Ray Celestin has written a sequel published this month - Dead man's Blues.

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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.
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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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