Bebop Spoken There
Artie Shaw: "There is more to music than Stardust." - (Down Beat February 25, 1949).
Anthony Gilroy, director of marketing and communications for Steinway & Sons
Today Wednesday October 1
VIEUX CARRE JAZZMEN - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
New Orleans Jazz. Raffles and a jolly afternoon.
Ferry from South Shields quarter to and quarter past. On the hour and half hour coming back.
Sitters in welcome.
BUSKERS NIGHT HOSTED BY RUTH LAMBERT - The Avalon, 26 South Parade, Whitley Bay. 9pm. Free.
All welcome. Keyboards, free buffet, drinks tokens for performers, real ale, real music.
LEVEE RAMBLERS NEW ORLEANS JAZZ BAND - Springwell Village Hall, Fell Rd., Gateshead NE9 7RP. 0191 4162630. 9pm. £2.
New Orleans style with guest trumpet player JOHN LAWRENCE.
The Teesside Hot Club swinging at the Bay.
Monthly - Tonight's the night - and what a night it promises to be!
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014
(Review by Lance/photo courtesy of Mike Tilley).
Friday, September 26, 2014
(Review by Lance/photo by Jerry Edis.)
There have been several ground-breaking bands in the north-east during my lifetime. The innovative (in its day) Dixieland of the Panama Jazzmen and the hard bop of the Emcee Five - until last night the yardstick by which bands north, south, east and west of Sage Gateshead, have been judged.
Last night's CD launch by the Edis Sextet placed them firmly on that exclusive plateau. This was music played by a band and composed by a leader that bore comparision with anything recorded in London, LA or New York over the past 50 years - maybe longer.
Originals that are original and solos that display technique and creativity without resorting to banshee-like howls made this a most enjoyable evening.
Russell gave a rave review to the CD which, rather than duplicating with my own misspelt rhetoric, I can do no worse than to refer you to that review via the link below.
Ken Drew photo.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Jazz is already something of a pauper on the BBC - compared to classical and pop music at least and I think there is a real danger of the music being further marginalised.
With cuts meaning less hours and less budget for recordings and reporting. We can't afford for this to happen.
(Review by Lance.)
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
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- Globe Seek Digital Piano
- Released Today.
- CD Review: Julie Kelly - Happy To Be.
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- Saxophonics @ The Jazz Café. September 26
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- Celebrating Thirty Years of Jazz at Blaydon
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- Paul Edis Sextet @ Sage Gateshead. CD launch of Mr...
- Jazz on BBC under threat?
- CD Review: Jesse Bannister - Play Out
- Festival Weekend
- Terry Cryer Celebration
- Claire Martin & Montpelier Cello Quartet @ Sage Ga...
- Jazz North East & Splinter @ the Bridge present Th...
- CD Review: The Microscopic Septet - Manhattan Moon...
- Extra Jazz Café Gig Next Saturday.
- Strictly Smokin' Big Band @ Hoochie Coochie Sept 2...
- Learn from the Sage Lulo Reinhardt
- Tune in with Rob Heron
- Kenny Wheeler describing his compositional process...
- Alan Barnes @ Jazz Café September 19.
- Alan Barnes & Paul Edis @ The Gala, Durham. Septem...
- Pilgrim St. Set @ Hoochie Coochie Sept. 18
- Kenny Wheeler Update
- RIP Kenny Wheeler
- RIP Jackie Cain.
- Join in and make music at Sage Gateshead
- CD Review: Partisans – Swamp
- CD Review: Mammal Hands - Animalia.
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- Jazz Café Jam September 16
- Preview - Claire Martin @ Sage Gateshead Monday Se...
- Pub says "No" to Hipsters!
- CD Review – Stefano Bollani – Joy In Spite of Ever...
- Coltrane in Glasgow
- This Sunday at Blaydon - A 30 year celebration
- Joe Sample’s crusade is at an end
- Djangologie @ The Lit & Phil. September 12
- The Jazz Repertory Company presents A Tribute to J...
- Jamil Sheriff Trio @ Jazz Café. September 13
- Have Faith in Hyde Park
- Beats & Pieces Big Band @ Kings Place. Sept. 13
- Blue-Eyed Hawk @ Kings Place Sept. 13
- A Thousand Kisses Deep – Christine Tobin: Sage Gat...
- Juliet Kelly @ The Black Swan. September 11
- Empirical @ Kings Place Sept. 12
- National Youth Jazz Collective @ Kings Place. Sept...
- Andrew McCormack @ Kings Place, London Sept. 12
- Lyndsay Hannon Plus @ The Cherry Tree, September 8...
- The Collective @ Hoochie 9/11
- Improvisers’ Workshop @ Jazz Café. September 9
- Can Anyone Help?
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- The Jazz Repertory Company Presents…….. Jazz At Th...
- RIP Gerald Wilson
- CD Review: Thomas Maintz - Present
- Noel Dennis Plays the Music of Tom Harrell @ The B...
- Graeme Wilson Quartet @ Jazz Café. September 6
- Mica Paris @ Hoochie Coochie. Sept. 5
- CD Review: Cloudmakers Trio – Abstract Forces.
- Did The Venerable Bede like Jazz?
- CD Review: Samuel Eagles Quartet - Next Beginning
- Jazz Journal Collection
- CD/DVD Review: Annie Ross - To Lady With Love
- Jazz Café Jam Tuesday September 2.
- Calling All Workers
- A Star is Born! - Caroline Bagley w. James Harriso...
- Glasgow and Edinburgh Vote 'Yes' For Jazz!
- CD Review: Klokkeblomst – Romantiker
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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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