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Bebop Spoken There

Dave Holland: "Back then, one of my first gigs was with Wally Fawkes and Johnny Parker at the Crown and Anchor in Islington, playing music that went back to the days of King Oliver. And I've always enjoyed the joyousness of that music, and the sound of everybody fitting together beautifully, improvising together." - Jazzwise, August 2021.

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13,490 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 908 of them this year alone and, so far, 72 this month (July 23).

From This Moment On

Wed 28: Ragtime Rewind Swing Band @ Assembly Rooms, 40 North Bailey, Durham DH1 3ET. 9:20pm. £8.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event (www.durhamfringe.co.uk).

Thu 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone North Tyneside. 1:00pm.

Thu 29: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.

Sat 31: Lindsay Hannon @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Lindsay previews new, original material.

Sat 31: jaktar + Johnny Richards @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 8:00pm. JNE promotion.

August

Sun 01: Vieux Carre Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sun 01: Jeffrey Hewer Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Leeds College of Music graduate guitarist (Masters, Jazz Performance & Composition).

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Livestream @ Ronnie Scott's: Gilad Atzmon Quartet w. Sigamos String Quartet - Tribute to Charlie Parker

Gilad Atzmon (alto sax); Ross Stanley (piano); Yaron Stavi (bass); Chris Higginbottom (drums) + Sigamos String Quartet 

Not surprising that this was a tribute to Charlie Parker and, I guess, Gilad was as good a choice as any. The emphasis was on the Bird with Strings albums and the string quartet did add some additional colour to the proceedings.

Atzmon whizzed around the alto with the speed and eloquence of a swallow particularly on the quartet numbers such as Scrapple From the Apple and a number which may or may not have been My Little Suede Shoes. This latter tune had a sort of mystic, eastern feel to it and featured Chris on drums. Somewhere along the way we had a blast of Nature Boy.

Ross Stanley and Yaron Stavi kept a relatively low profile although, when the opportunity was presented  they took it.
A nice gesture was Gilad's kind words about fellow altoist, the late Peter King followed by a wild take on Now's the Time which I think Peter would have appreciated.

The stringers were Everything Happens to me; If I Should Lose You; April in Paris; What is This Thing Called Love?; I Didn't Know What Time it Was and Laura.

A worthy tribute and there's still a couple of days to go!
Lance

1 comment :

Ken D said...

What a great performance ! As a Gilad fan I really enjoyed this, despite being a Lockdown performance with no audience, and loved the strings which add an extra layer to this music. I'm pleased its been posted on YouTube - well worth a watch. https://youtu.be/ZN59YoOKwjo?t=52 (music starts at 1m40s )

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