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Chick Corea: "Things feel good when there's a lot of music happening." - (DownBeat August 2005 (unpublished. Published posthumously April 2021 ).

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The Strictly Smokin' Big Band included Be Bop Spoken Here (sic) in their 5 Favourite Jazz Blogs.

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13,107 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 526 of them this year alone and, so far, 81 this month (April 16).

Bar Manager Required

The Jazz Co-op are looking for an experienced bar manager who can be available to start when The Globe reopens in May.

Preference will be given to a suitably qualified person who lives relatively near to The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD.

Interested parties please follow this link.

Coming soon ...

April 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at The Holystone.

May 20 Maine Street Jazzmen are back at Sunniside Social Club.
May 23: Vieux Carré Hot Four are back at The Spanish City.

June 2: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.
June 7: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Album review: Benjamin Fitzgerald - The Cottage

(Press release)

Brandishing a rare style of composition incorporating an eclectic mix of modern jazz, surrealism through to electronica, multi-instrumentalist Benjamin Fitzgerald delivers a boldness and an intensity in his latest release ‘The Cottage’, out on all digital platforms on November 26th.  

Drafting in a number of local creatives from his native home of Newcastle, in the North-East of England,The Cottage’ is a powerful progression from his debut project, ‘Ambedo’ which was commissioned by BBC Arts & Arts Council England, exploring mental health disorders and conditions and through the lens of musical dissonance, harmony and transition.

Speaking about his latest creation, Fitzgerald said:
The Cottage is a musical exploration of our safe space. Our own relative haven, exempt of all negativity, criticism, harassment and any other emotional or physical harm. A place that we feel separated from the world and our discrepancies with it. It comes at a time where some of us are denied access to our safe space, both physically and mentally, so the hope is to give the listener a portal to wherever theirs might be - even if it’s just for a few minutes.

It’s a reflection of the manic euphoria of ultimate freedom and the meditative tranquillity of eventual peace.”

 

Produced by Josh Ingledew at Blank Studios, Benjamin Fitzgerald’s ‘The Cottage’ is out November 26th and will be available on all digital platforms.

 

Benjamin Fitzgerald Online

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