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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.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Paul Edis to Take Five

Northeast resident Paul Edis has been selected to participate in the 2017 Take Five development programme. Music promoter Serious has announced its new cohort of musicians for the twelfth edition of the scheme. Pianist Edis, currently spinning any number of musical plates (composing, performing, teaching), is one of eight names destined for the Serious hothouse. *
Paul Edis maintains the region’s strong representation on the Take Five scheme over recent years: Zoë Gilby (2016) and Andy Champion and Chris Montague (2013). An impressive roll call over the last decade or so includes

Percy Pursglove (2015), Peter Edwards (2014), Trish Clowes (2011), Nathaniel Facey (2009), Nikki Yeoh (2007) & Soweto Kinch (2006).
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*Corrie Dick (Drums); Duncan Eagles (Saxophone); Kim Macari (Trumpet); Paul Edis (Piano); Olie Brice (Double Bass); Rebecca Nash (Piano); Richard Foote (Trombone); Shirley Tetteh (Guitar).

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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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