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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.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Greg Spero - A Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition.

Saw Greg Spero play in March this year at Andy's jazz club in Chicago and thought he was absolutely  brilliant - the place was empty but I guess this is the problem with emerging young artists.
His first album was 'Radio over Miles' and was quite funky.
The latest is brilliant and much more thoughtful and melodic. Its called 'Acoustic' and it would be great to feature him on your blog. I think he's destined for big things and we should encourage the powers that be to get him over to the UK.
and there's a good video on youtube at  http://youtu.be/5RQmsQtZN3c
David Gosling.

3 comments :

Ann Alexander said...

The youtube piece is absolutely beautiful lyrical piano!

Spero said...

Thank you so much for posting this! I really appreciate it - it's wonderful to get some love from the UK!!

Also thank you Ann Alexander for your sweet comment :)

You guys rock. Talk to you later!!!
Greg Spero

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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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Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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