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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Francis Tulip Quintet featuring Xhosa Cole @ the Bridge Hotel, Newcastle, - August 25

Xhosa Cole (tenor sax); Francis Tulip (guitar);  Ben Lawrence (keys); Shivraj Singh (double bass); Matthew Holmes (drums).

Due to a variety of circumstances we were unable to provide a blow by blow account of this JNE gig but, it would appear to have been comparable with the band's gig, albeit with a slight change of personnel, the day previous at Ushaw. If this was indeed the case then it must have been an excellent session.
Fortunately, although there is no written review we do, thanks to Ken Drew, have a pictorial record of the event with some atmospheric shots.

To view, check out this link to Ken's photos.
Lance

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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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