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Michael Dease: "Slide [Hampton] is also one of the people to expand the range of the horn, so he's popping out high Fs like they're breakfast cereals." - (JazzTimes Oct. 2019).

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Daily: July 6 - October 27

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden - Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA. Tel: 0191 478 1810. Screenings at intervals during the day. Part of Akomfrah's exhibition Ballasts of Memory. Exhibition (daily) July 6 - October 27. 10:00am-6:00pm. Free.

Today Saturday October 19

Afternoon

Jazz

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden (see centre column).

Dave O'Higgins Masterclass - Hurworth Grange, Hurworth Road, Hurworth, Darlington DL2 2BN. 12 noon - 2:00pm. £20.00. A Jazz Blowers' event, places limited. Details: www.jazzblowers.co.uk

Tees Valley Jazzmen - Central Methodist Church, 21 Cockton Hill Rd., Bishop Auckland DL14 6EN. 2:00pm. £4.00. A memorial concert in memory of Gavin Belton.

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6QG. Tel: 0191 227 5500. 5:45pm. Screening of Stanley Nelson's documentary film (2019, cert. 15, 1hr 55mins).

Evening

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Blues/Funk/Soul

Teresa Watson Band - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Teduloca @ The Globe - April 22

Sam Dunn (guitar); Nadim Teimoori (tenor); Martin Longhawn (organ); Tim Carter (drums).
(Review by Lance)
I wasn't sure what to expect. A youngish band, Leeds graduates, a boring evening of 'originals'? The name gave no clues, it could have meant anything. As it turned out, it was the first 2 letters of their surname stuck together.
Still, what's in a name? In for a penny, in for a pound, or to be more precise - £10.
It was worth it! Four excellent musicians laying down a groove that may have had its origins in hard-bop but was now in the 21st century.
Tenor player Teimoori graduated with a First from the Royal Academy of Music which didn't appear to have done him any harm at all judging by the storm he blew up on the opener - a piece by drummer Carter titled Tain. After the tenor solo, I was sure I had misheard and it was called Trane. Wow! and this was the first number. Not that it was a one-man show. Dunn's suggestion of a kiss curl forelock likened him to old photos of Bill Haley. Fortunately, his playing owed nothing to Bill Haley! He dug in deep playing licks and chords that Haley never dreamt existed. Carter drove them on and Longhawn proved that it is possible to be subtle on organ - no forearm smashes from Martin.
The program varied with Monk's Four in One, a beautiful version of Darn That Dream with a rhapsodic intro from Dunn and an emotive solo from Teimoori. The set closed with a Sam Dunn composition titled (I think) Kill More Trout.
Sam was also responsible for a contrafact which in this case laid a new melody on the chord sequence of I Should Care which he called I Don't Care!
Tim Carter provided another original, a moody piece he named In the Quiet.
The quiet didn't last long! Next number was - wait for it - Tico Tico. An incredible version that was fast even by samba standards. Carter set it off only slightly slower than the speed of light before tenor and guitar played the head in unison. The speed and the precision of the two horns (guitar was a horn for this chorus) made it sound like a bop tune such as Anthropology!
Bertie's Boot, named after a dog in a recording studio in Leeds (shades of Nipper the old HMV dog), saw Martin Longhawn lose his reserve for a memorable blast.
And then it was over with my adrenaline levels at a high! The inevitable encore brought them down a bit. A somewhat sedate, almost tongue in cheek, rendition of I'll be Seeing You which sort of grew upon you - very nice guitar intro.
A great gig but, in an age when every band just happens to have a CD for sale (of which we are usually reminded every 32 bars) tonight, on the one night when you really wanted one there wasn't any!
Gig of the Month? In the running...
Well done Jazz Coop and Happy Anniversary next Monday - Four-year-old on International Jazz Day
Lance.

1 comment :

Sam Dunn (on F/b) said...

CD to be made later in the year, after catching up on a few months of sleep!

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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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