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Bebop Spoken There

Sonny Rollins: "I work very hard. I wear out suits playing." - (Downbeat May 29, 1969.)

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Bob Brookmeyer: "The group's philosophy? We're saving to buy new uniforms - the ties wore out." - (Crescendo March 1965).

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Today Tuesday March 28

Jonathan Silk's Fragment Quartet - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £10/£8. JNE/Schmazz gig.
Maine Street Jazzmen - Royal British Legion Club, West Jesmond ave., Newcastle NE2 3EX. 8:30pm. £5.
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
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Northern Monkey Brass Band - The Fox, West End Tce., Hexham NE46 3DB. 9pm.
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tonight @ The Sage - JAN GARBAREK

Jan Garbarek is an ethereal saxophone player floating mistral-like Norwegian folk melodies into the contemporary jazz genre. The results are intense and often quite beautiful.
Imagine the music as the drifting smoke from a scented, exquisitly tailored caporal, becoming gradually entwined with the harsher emission from a hand carved briar loaded with St. Bruno Roughcut and you get an idea of what the end result could be like.
Of course in this day and age such an occurence is but a pipe-dream otherwise the tickets would have a Government Health Warning.
Garbarek's music is there for the taking tonight in The Sage's Hall One at 7:30 pm.
Unfortunately, I'm unable to make it so I'd appreciate any feedback from those who do attend.
Tickets are £23:50.
Lance.

1 comment :

  1. As you couldn't get there and wanted some feedback, here's a link to my quick review:

    http://africpepperbird.blogspot.com/

    All the best.

    ReplyDelete

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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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