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Bebop Spoken There

Vadim Neselovskyi, Professor of Jazz Piano, Berklee College of Music: “Every pianist has to deal with a very complex left-hand part at some point. This is the essential pianistic experience – to split your brain into two halves and execute two very different tasks at the same time.” – (Down Beat September 2017).

Roscoe Mitchell: “To me, improvisation is trying to improve your skills so you can make these on-point compositional decisions. That takes practice.” – (Down Beat September 2017)

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Today Friday September 22

Scarborough Jazz Festival - Day one of three.
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Afternoon
Rendezvous Jazz - The Black Horse, Front St., Monkseaton, Whitley Bay NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.
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Zoe Gilby Quartet - Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. 1pm. £5.
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Evening
Kentucky Cowtippers - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
Sean Noonan: Memorable Sticks - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £8/£6.
Backyard Rhythm Orchestra + Monkey Puzzle - o2 Academy, Newcastle. Doors 6:30pm. Curfew 10pm.
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Dave Newton & Dean Stockdale - Traveller's Rest, 2 West Auckland Rd., Cockerton, Darlington DL3 9ER. 8:30pm. £10.
Smokin' Spitfires - Forum Music Centre, Borough Rd., Darlington DL1 1SG. 7:30pm. £10.
Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7pm.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Savill @ the Saville

Hi folks: just a reminder of next Friday's concert - top jazz-blogger and frequent Exchange attendee Lance Liddle tells me that trumpeter Dave Savill, who plays with Mike Lovell's excellent seven-piece band, played with the Newcastle Big Band on two of their overseas tours, and so will be making a return, spiritually speaking at least, to old stomping grounds when he plays here on January 8th. Hope you all can make it - it's a great band, and Jazz @ The Exchange needs your support! Details follow: Jazz @ The Exchange, Saville Exchange, corner Saville & Howard Streets, North Shields, NE30 1SEConcert starts at 8.00pm. Admission £11/Concessions £10/Students £5. Book on 0191 642 7093, or pay at door Friday, January 8th: Mike Lovell’s Six-In-A-Bar Plus One .
Trombonist Mike Lovell leads his popular traditional jazz band from the North West in its first excursion this side of the Pennines. Besides Mike, the band comprises the Temperance Seven’s Willy Entwistle on clarinet and saxes, the great vocalist Rosie Harrison, who also plays soprano sax, Dave Savill on trumpet - he was with the Midnight Follies Orchestra, George Chisholm and Terry Lightfoot - Chris Howse on banjo, guitar and Bing-style vocals and Colin Turner on bass sax and tuba (the two of them also form half of the well-known Harmony Hounds), plus Pete Eddowes on drums and washboard.
Their repertoire is an interesting mix of jazz standards (Once In A While, Cake Waking Babies, Whistling Rufus, At The Jazz Band Ball) and some far-from-common material - what price “Mustapha The Dancing Camel” or “Midnight, The Stars And You”? - all presented in a lively and entertaining manner and with the vocals by Rosie and Chris providing a real bonus.
A good way to start a Happy Jazz New Year!
Mike Durham.

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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.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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