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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.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Louis Durra Trio to play Eyemouth


(Press release)
Berlin-based Californian pianist Louis Durra takes his trio to Eyemouth Hippodrome, eight miles north of the England-Scotland border, on Saturday 26 November.
Durra, who scored an unexpected college radio hit in the U.S. with his 2012 release, The Best of All Possible Worlds, has gained a cult audience in the UK thanks to his appearances at the Edinburgh Fringe and his jazz interpretations of songs by a range of artists including Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Radiohead, White Stripes, KT Tunstall, and electronica group Boards of Canada.
His Edinburgh Fringe debut in 2011 resulted in him winning a Herald Angel, one of the statuettes awarded by Glasgow-based newspaper The Herald for excellence in performance, and he has subsequently played at Celtic Connections in Glasgow and at Pizza Express in Dean Street, Soho.
The Eyemouth concert is one of a series of dates Durra is playing with Scottish musicians, drummer Doug Hough, from the Glasgow collective Elusive Tree, and bassist Euan Burton, who is known to jazz fans in the Bebop Spoken Here heartlands and beyond through appearances with his own quartet and New York players Ari Hoenig, Gilad Hekselman, Will Vinson, and Jonathan Kreisberg. 
They will also be appearing at The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh (Wednesday 23rd November), Blue Lamp, Aberdeen (Thursday 24th November) and Arlington Baths Club, Glasgow (Friday 25th November).

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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.)
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