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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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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

RIP Mose Allison

Singer, pianist, composer, bluesman, jazzman, and occasional trumpet player, Mose Allison passed away yesterday, November 15. A pianist and singer steeped in the earthy country blues of the deep south Allison could also hold down the piano chair with musicians of the callibre of Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Al Cohn and Zoot Sims. That these players were, at Parchman Farm that first drew him to my attention - mine and Georgie Fame's, who recorded a cover.
the time, at the top of their game gives some indication of the high regard he was held in. It was his recording of
I had the good fortune to hear him at one of the North Sea Jazz Festival's in the early '80s where he performed with his trio and as part of a Shelly Manne Sextet that also included Curtis Fuller and Alan Eager and he didn't disappoint. In the photo Allison is at the right, partially hidden. There was also a TV documentary some years back that gave an insight into this unique performer unfettered by genre.
Mose Allison was 89.
Sadly missed.
Lance.

1 comment :

  1. Love Mose Allison! especially the warmth and humour of his vocals.

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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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