Bebop Spoken There
Charenee Wade: “…I was maybe 10 or 11, I was listening to 50 year old Sarah Vaughn and trying to sound like her.” – (Jazzwise October 2015).
James Moody: “[On practising] If you don't use it, you lose it. And that applies to everything--and when I say everything, I mean everything!” – (Jazz Times March 2004).
Today Friday October 9
Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front St, Monkseaton. 1pm. Free.
Friday, October 09, 2015
Thursday, October 08, 2015
Richard Burns (trumpet), Gary Turner (tenor), Paul Edis (keyboards), Paul Susans (bass) & Rob Walker (drums)
Entry is FREE
Friday Oct. 23 - Matt Jacobs Trio. Free.
Wednesday Nov. 11 - Mo Scott Trio. Free.
Wednesday Nov. 18 - Durham University Big Band - £5.
Monday Nov. 30 - Pocket Jazz Orchestra. Free.
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
A prolific recording artist both as leader and with Herbie Mann, Paul Bley and Bill Evans (1 album) he worked in both America and Europe. He was credited with being the first player to amplify the vibraphone.
May he Rest In Peace.
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
(Review by Lance)
Ellington didn't use girl singers a lot but, when he did, they weren't the crooning thrush's favoured by white bands or the blues mamas that most black bands used No, Duke, who let's face it was never a swing band, although, on its day, they could outswing the lot of them. Duke had pretensions but, unlike Paul Whiteman, didn't aim to bring the classical audience down to his level, Duke sought to bring the classical audience up to his level! This he did without resorting to strings (did Ellington ever use strings? I'm sure Colin will remind me if he did!) The only compromise he ever made to the straight music world to which he aspired, and, almost, achieved, was his use of straight singers such as Adelaide Hall and, particularly, Kay Davis.
Monday, October 05, 2015
- Pilgrim Street Set @ Hoochie Coochie - Oct. 8
- Tonight @ Hoochie (Oct.8)
- Jazz at the Pizza Express (Newcastle)
- The Big Score - Jazz on the screen
- Henry’s Swing Club @ The Branding Villa, South Gos...
- RIP Dave Pike
- RIP Coleridge Goode
- CD Review: Josh Shpak Band - Astatic
- Strictly Come Dancing Choreographer in World Recor...
- Customs House Big Band News
- Preview: Indigo Voices @ The Globe, This Coming Th...
- CD Review: Candice Hoyes - On a Turquoise Cloud
- Toby Delius Trio @ the Bridge – Oct. 4
- Smoove & Turrell @ North East Calling Fanzone. Oct...
- Interview with Julian Argüelles
- Jazz Co-op @ The Globe: Jazz Latin Groove: October...
- CD Review: Frank Kohl Quartet - Invisible Man
- CD Review: Kansas Smitty's House Band - Kansas Smi...
- Sage Gateshead Music Students 10 England Rugby Boy...
- Swing Manouche @ The Jazz Café. October 2
- Anna Reay & Deon Krishnan @ The Vermont Hotel. Oct...
- Folk Meets Jazz @ The Globe: October 1
- Today! Scrum Down with Dr Edis and Dexter’s Gay Go...
- Who shall I book to play at my wedding ?(Hypotheti...
- Happy Birthday to George Wein
- Why I'll miss these weekend gigs in 'The Toon' - H...
- 24/7 Jazz Radio
- Buck Clayton’s legacy lives on at Sage Gateshead
- The Simon Spillett Quartet play the music of TUBBY...
- CD Review: QCBA - Beauty in Quiet Places.
- Vieux Carré remove Millstone and march on to Victo...
- JG Windows (& others!) Last Shop Standing
- Robert Cray returns to Sage Gateshead
- Side by Side by Sondheim - Bury Theatre and Player...
- CD Review: The Kora Band – New Cities
- CD Review: Oscar Perez - Prepare a Place For Me
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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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