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Bebop Spoken There

George Webb: "I have heard so many bands earning good money when they shouldn't have been playing in public at all - (Melody Maker June 15, 1957). From Colin Aitchison's amazing collection).

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Cécile McLorin Salvant: “The banjo is one of my favourite instruments…” – (Jazzwise September 2015).

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Today Saturday September 5

Early Bird Sessions - Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 1SG. 11:00am. £2.00. Post-workshop half hour performance.

Frank Brooker’s Happy Chappies - St Augustine’s, Darlington. 12:30pm. £10.00.

Play Jazz! - Sage Gateshead. 2:00pm. £20.00. ‘Take the Jazz Train’ workshop led by Stu Finden. A Jazz Co-op event.

Shoeshop Quartet @ BAA Festival (Bellingham All Acoustic) - Brownrigg Lodges, Bellingham. NE48 2HR. Tel: 01434 221235. Day ticket £25.00.

Lindsay Hannon Plus, Iceni + others - Boiler Shop Steamer, Sussex Street, Newcastle. 3:00pm. £6.00.

Sunderland Blues & Acoustic Music Festival - Dun Cow, Sunderland. 1:00pm. Free. Line-up inc. Billy Newton, Gary Grainger, George Shovlin, George Lamb, Hokum Hotshots, Lee Bates, Michael Littlefield, Rod Sinclair & others. Twenty seven musicians (!), two stages (upstairs & downstairs).

Anna Reay/Deon Krishnan- Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ ?pm. Free.

Evening.
Jazz Machine - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm.£5.
Bradley Johnston (Solo gtr) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2AE. 0191 2399924. 7.00pm.
Steve Glendinning & Peter Gilligan - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9:00pm. Free.
Rendezvous Jazz - Sandpiper, Cullercoats. 8:30pm. £3.00.

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Splinter Super Subs @ The Bridge.

Zoe Gilby (vcl); Andy Champion (bs); Graeme Wilson (ten); Mark Williams (gtr); Adrian Tilbrook (dms).
Moon Unit had pulled out - perhaps they'd gone to find out what spring is like on Jupiter or Mars - and a collection of the usual suspects assembled under the name of The Splinter Subs gave a scintillating performance.
Although comprising four-fifths of ACV (Paul Edis was missing) this was swinging straight down the middle stuff comprising originals and lesser known jazz pieces. An example of the latter was Andy Champion's take on a Paul Chambers number. Two masters of the bowed bass.
Graeme Wilson played a sumptuous ballad that was his own composition and Mark Williams was pure and simply Mark Williams. Need one say more? To hear Rod Sinclair and Mark on the same day is being totally spoilt! Likewise Paul Smith and Adrian who drove things along with precisionlike technique and no lack of feeling either.
Then there was Zoe who, after Autumn Serenade, sang what may be the best version this century of Cole Porter's I Love You.
It was a good set but I'd had a long day and I reluctantly dragged myself away to catch the number 27.
Lance.

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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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