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Bebop Spoken There

Keith Jarrett: “I know if I went to jail and was only allowed to take one composer's music, I would probably take Bach's music.”(DownBeat June, 1984).
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Ramsey Lewis: “In Washington, D.C., we used to pass this hotel and people would say, “That’s were Ella Fitzgerald stays!” I thought, “One day I’m going to stay at that hotel” – and that [success with The In Crowd] allowed me to.” – (Down Beat April 2015).

Today Monday May 4

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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BELL & BUCKET NEW ORLEANS JAZZ BAND - Bell & Bucket, 37 Norfolk St., North Shields. 1pm. Free.
Classic New Orleans.
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TEES VALLEY STOMPERS - The Crown Inn, Manfield, Darlington. ?pm.
Last day of the pub's beer festival.
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Evening.
TIM GARLAND QUARTET - Hall Two, Sage Gateshead. 8pm. £13.50/£11.50.
Lyrical and individual, Garland is one of the UK's most accomplished reed players as well as an outstanding composer. Tonight's performance will include much original material including pieces from his highly acclaimed work Songs to the North Sky.
The quartet comprises Garland on saxes, Jason Rebello (piano); Ant Law (bass) and Asaf Sirkis (drums), Is that an all-star line-up or is that an all-star line-up? Answer - Yes! and then some. Absolutely unmissable!
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COURTNEY PINE & ZOE RAHMAN - Middlesbrough Town Hall, Albert Rd., Middlesbrough TS1 2QJ. 7.30pm. £16.50.
On bass clarinet tonight Pine joins up with Ms Rahman for a compelling duo gig.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

R.I.P Ray Bryant

Just heard that pianist Ray Bryant has died age 79. I only heard him live once, back in the 1980s at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland, but was always impressed by the soulful blues elements in his playing. Ray's playing somehow managed to inject an old time down home feeling into his concept of modern jazz piano playing.
One of the legends, Ray Bryant died June 2.
Lance.

1 comment :

  1. I heard Bryant way back at the Newcastle Jazz Festival. Great player. Next day I bought the first of several his LPs.

    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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