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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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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Ella 100

Today – Tuesday 25 April – marks the centenary of the birth of Ella Fitzgerald. From her success in the Apollo Theater, Harlem’s talent competition to Chick Webb to world-wide fame as one of the greatest interpreters of the Great American Songbook, Ella Fitzgerald is the subject of three programmes on BBC Radio. Ella Fitzgerald: a Glorious Noise is a half hour documentary to be broadcast on Radio 4 at 11:30am with contributions from Jesse Norman, Dianne Reeves and Norma Winstone.
Radio 2 weighs in with two programmes; Remembering Ella (8:00pm) presented by Leo Green. Talking heads include Cleo Laine, Patti Austin and Mica Paris. At 10:00pm Ella Fitzgerald – the First Lady of Song explores Ella’s life in jazz in the first of two hour-long programmes; Ella Fitzgerald – the First Lady of Song. Hats off to the Beeb.
Russell   

3 comments :

  1. Agree Russell, what would we do without the Beeb? Denys used to say "Thank God for the BBC"

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  2. Yes - chapeaux - but where is the TV coverage?

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  3. yes I thought that, poor oversight on their behalf.

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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.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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