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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.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Corner House. Monday Jan 25.

Brian Bennett (banjo & vocals), Brian Sibbald (double bass), Fred Thompson (drums & vocals), Barry Soulsby (clarinet & vocals), Peter Wright (trumpet) & Lawrence McBriarty (trombone)
The Corner House function room bar was once again closed throughout the evening necessitating a trip through to the main bar to get (another) pint.
The Vieux Carre's loyal band of followers were in attendance, in their usual seats, getting their weekly fix of New Orleans jazz.
I was only able to stay for the first set and, in that time, the band rattled through "Brahms Cradle Song", "When Somebody Thinks You're Wonderful" (Fred Thompson taking the vocal), WC Handy's "Hesitating Blues" and King Oliver's "Buddy's Habit".
The band's book of tunes seems to be limitless with each and every one done with panache.
The front line can stoke it up when required and, as I was about to set off into the night, MC Bennett introduced a number recorded by the Andrews Sisters "Beer Barrel Polka". There's a thought...
I think it is time the fabulous Fenner Sisters paid a return visit to the Corner House.
Russell.

1 comment :

  1. Couldn't agree more Russell but, 'Till Then' they're on at Blue Bell Hotel, Acklem Rd., Middlesbrough on Jan 31 with the Tees Valley Jazzmen.
    Tickets a fiver.
    Whilst Ray Harley's in town they would be great with the Maine Street Jazzmen.

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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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