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Bebop Spoken There

Victor Feldman: "The teacher said he couldn't teach me anymore. That was when I was seven." - Downbeat June 8, 1961.

Annie Ross: “I didn’t know until Ira Gitler told me that Dave [Lambert] recorded an album where he would scat and then leave the room for whoever was listening to the record to scat the next eight bars, a sort of ‘Scatting Minus One’.” Downbeat September 1999.

Today Tuesday January 23

Afternoon

Classic Swing - The Ship, Front St., Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.

Evening

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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Djangologie @ The Cherry Tree

Emma Fisk (vln); Jim Birkett, Giles Strong (gtr); Mick Shoulder (bs).
Given the nature of the music it seemed appropriate that I started with something French. As L'escargot wasn't on the menu I opted for Bayonne Ham, Celeriac Remoulade and Artichoke Crisps with Mustard Dressing
C'est si Bon! but the band decided on Coquette.
This gave them a swingy start with Emma taking us from Jesmond to Montmartre with Messieurs Birkett, Strong and Shoulder in tow before being released to find their own way to the get together on the steps of La Sacre Coeur. 
Djangologie comprise four major ingredients - Emma, Jim, Giles and Mick - that blend together perfectly to re-create the feeling of 1930's Paris. The chef performed a similar miracle when he put together the Pan Fried Chicken Supreme, Heritage Mash, Wild Mushrooms and Red Wine to create a 21st century culinary Jesmond achievement. The dish was as satisfyingly tasteful as Emma playing J'attendrai.
The two guitarists were Maccaferried and, unlike the original Hot Club Quintet, swapped lead and solos mid number to great effect. Monsieur Bassman kept it all together and I can think of nothing better than listening to Minor Swing whilst devouring Blackberry Créme Brulee with Chocolate Shortbread - a recipe for contentment.
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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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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