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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.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

JNE are Stalling Again.

For those visiting Sage Gateshead this weekend for the Gateshead International Jazz Festival, or are tempted by it, don’t forget that Jazz North East have a stall at which you can visit in-between concerts.  As in previous years, we have a vast hoard of jazz CDs for sale (at sensibly low prices) and a selection of photo-collage posters covering many of the performances we’ve put on in recent years – with three new ones! There’s a ‘2016 Year Poster’ showing many of the fine gigs we’ve seen through 2016, a ‘Going Dutch’ poster  from the All Day session this January at the Lit & Phil, and the finale of last year’s programme  – JNE’s  “Fluid Orchestra” with a large poster to celebrate its rehearsal sessions at The Bridge Hotel and its first performance at The Black Swan. 
So, in between the free music on the Concourse and some of the great bands in concert around Sage Gateshead, please pop over to see the JNE stall, look at the selection of posters and buy a CD or three!
Ken (JNE).

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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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