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Bebop Spoken There

Bob Dawbarn (review of Joe Harriott's LP 'Free Form'): "Both horns scream and roar away, Keane at times doing a pretty fair imitation of an elephant angry with its keeper." - (Melody Maker, December 16, 1961).

Steve Race: "The non-musician critic knows how music ought to sound. But he cannot possibly know how it feels to create it. He is in the position of the marriage guidance counsellor who has never been married." – (Jazz News, June 6th 1962).

Archives.

Today Thursday July 27

Afternoon
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Rd., nr. Newcastle NE27 0DA. 1:oopm. Free.
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Tyne Valley Jazzmen - No 1 Champagne Bar, 1 Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL4 7 NJ 12:30pm. Free.
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Evening.
Strictly Smokin' Big Band - The Millstone, Haddricks Mill Rd., South Gosforth NE3 3DB. 7pm. Cancelled for pub refurbishment. Back August 31.
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Alter Ego - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8pm. £5.
Jo Harrop & Paul Edis - The Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm
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Maine Street Jazzmen - Potter's Wheel, Sunniside NE16 5EE, 8:30pm. Free.
Ray Johnson & Richard Herdman - Prohibition Bar, Arch 3, Brandling St., Gateshead NE2 2BA. 8pm. Free.
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Paul Skerritt Band - The Pennyweight, Bakehouse Hill, Darlington DL1 5QA. 9pm. Free.
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Tees Hot Club w. Kevin Eland (tpt); Donna Hewitt (alto); Graham Thompson (keys); Mark Hawkins (drums) - Dormans, Oxford Rd., Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Free. 9pm.
Pocket Jazz Orchestra "Jazz & Tapas" - No 60, Arc, Dovecote St., Stockton TS18 1LL 7pm. £10.
New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton TS18 4AW. 8:30pm.01642 678129.
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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 26, 2016

Tcha Limberger to play Sage Gateshead!

(Preview by Russell)
Multi instrumentalist Tcha Limberger is returning to Sage Gateshead. This Sunday, October 2, Limberger will be in Hall Two with his Budapest Gypsy Orchestra. Belgian born Tcha, of the Manouche tradition, will lead his seven piece band in a programme centred on the folk music traditions of Central Europe. On this current tour Limberger will be playing violin – he is also an accomplished guitarist – alongside fellow string instrumentalists Olah Norbert (viola, or the ‘brac’ bowed alternative), Ruzo Istvan on violin and Szegfu Karoly, double bass.

The Budapest Gypsy Orchestra’s concert performances have won acclaim from many quarters; the improvising element attracted praise from the respected Jazz Mann blog, Songlines and F Roots magazines similarly heaped superlatives upon Limberger’s hot outfit. The Sage Gateshead concert should have wide appeal. Jazz fans will appreciate   astonishing, virtuoso playing, a broader audience will perhaps draw parallels with the Bueno Vista Social Club phenomenon. Concert goers in Hall Two will marvel at Feher Istvan’s cimbalom. A cross-stringed instrument akin to a piano or dulcimer, Istvan can justifiably be described as a master musician. As a piece of furniture the cimbalom is a work of art!

Having released an album titled Django! and recorded with Lollo Meier there is much to tempt the jazz fan along to Tcha Limberger’s Budapest Gypsy Orchestra in Hall Two at Sage Gateshead on Sunday 2nd October. To book your seat call 0191 443 4661.  As a taster be sure to tune in to Radio 3’s In Tune programme at five o’clock today, Monday 26th, to hear Limberger playing live in the studio.

Russell.

2 comments :

  1. Limberger also conducts a violin workshop at Sage Gateshead on Sunday afternoon. 2pm.

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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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