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Bebop Spoken There

Bob Belden: "In England they called us [Woody Herman's 1979 band] 'loud and obnoxious!' I thought that was a compliment." - (Woody Herman - Chronicles of the Herds by William D. Clancy w. Audree Coke Kenton. Pub. Schirmer Books 1995).
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JK Simmons: “I didn’t have a jazz background but I strummed my guitar badly in coffee houses when I was a kid.” (Radio Times 24-30 January 2015).

Monday January 26

Afternoon.
JAZZ IN THE AFTERNOON - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
Classic Jazz, Raffles and a jolly afternoon.
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WHIPLASH - Tyne Cinema Pilgrim St., Newcastle NE1
Much publicised film about an aspiring drummer and his tyrant of a teacher. More details.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Jazz At The Chilharmonic "The Closer".

As forecast in the previous post, the Alan Glen Trio served up a tasty appetiser for this coming Monday's gig at the Side Café with their usual aplomb. "My Romance" was everything a tune of that title should be; the tenderness just oozed from the speakers. Equally emotive was "Young and Foolish" that for some reason brought "Waltz For Debbie" to mind. An up tempo "It's You or No One" swung along whilst the closing "Milestones" had powerful solos all round - not least from Dave Carnegie on drums. Lawrence Blackadder kept the ship steady throughout despite an amp that occasionally exploded across the beat.
Take it to the Bridge's personnel this week saw John Rowland (ten) and Paul Edis (alt) alongside Dave Weisser (tpt) in the front line. The rhythm section comprised; Mick Danby (bs gtr), Barry Ashcroft (pno) and Eric Stutt (dms).
The Jam brought Nicola in on alto, replacing the other two saxes, Mike Lamb (tpt) and the ever present Daniel on guitar. Daniel's solo on "Well You Needn't" raised the bar a notch or two - he copped. He also won the CD!

1 comment :

  1. Hi Lance

    I agree,David Carnegie excelled on Milestones.Its great to have the chance to hear a class piano trio on something like a regular basis.

    Nicola on alto is worth hearing,as is the ever-interesting Daniel on guitar.

    I would recommend,without hesitation,that anyone thinking of going along to hear Alan Glen should simply get out the house,make the effort and they won't be disappointed!

    Russell

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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.
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