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Bebop Spoken There

Charlie Parker: "I'm accused of being one of the pioneers [of Bebop]." - (Down Beat September 9, 1949).

Eric Harland: “Sometimes when drummers play with other drummers they get caught up in ‘I don’t want to look like the weaker drummer.’ Then they tend to overplay. There is an insecurity element.” – (Jazz Times November 2014).

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Today Saturday November 29

Afternoon.
TEES VALLEY JAZZMEN - Devonport Hotel, Middleton One Row, nr. Darlington. 1.30pm.
Dixieland (or should that be "Darloland"?) at it's best.
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LINDY JAZZ BLUES WEEKEND - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 1pm. £?
Blues Workshop. I always thought a Blues Workshop meant working on a chain gang! Follow up gig in the evening.
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TBA - Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club - St. Augustine's, Larchfield Tce., Darlington DL3 7TG. 12.30pm. £10.
Monthly - Back Dec. 6.
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PLAY JAZZ WORKSHOP, Sage Gateshead. 2pm. £19/£17.
Players of all instruments and levels learn from the masters.Monthly - Back Dec. 6.
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Evening
DIACHRONIX - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1. 9pm. Free.
Gabrielle Heller and Steve Glendinning combine for something a little different from their normal fare.
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LINDY JAZZ BLUES WEEKEND - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8pm (doors). Gig circa 8.30pm. £?.
Blues Party following afternoon workshop.
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LADIES OF MIDNIGHT BLUE - Live Theatre, Quayside, Newcastle. 8pm. £5.
Hannabiell & Yilis pounding the skins.
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SOLO JAZZ - Cherry Tree, 9 Osborne Rd, Jesmond NE2 2AE. 0191 2399924. 7.30pm.
Quality food and music.
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HAVANA CLUB 5 - Bar Loco, Leazes Park Rd., Newcastle. 9pm. Free.
A taste of Cuba...
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RENDEZVOUS JAZZ - Sandpiper, Cullercoats. 8.30pm £3.
Monthly session featuring Maureen Hall and like-mindedstompers. Back Dec. 6

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Jammin' @ The Hoochie

Pete Gilligan (pno) Mark Williams (gtr); Paul Susans (bs); Dan Reed (dms) + Richard Burns (tpt); John Pope (bs); Lindsay Hannon, Claire Kelly (vcls); Paul Gowland (ten) and A.N. Others.
(Review by Lance).
Pete's Quartet got the show on the road with some good old bop standards including Bud's Bubble - the intricate unison lines between Pete and Mark, reminiscent of Bird and Diz, are something to behold
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Lindsay, in a red ensemble sang the blues. This was Ms. Hannon (who is here next week with her own band - Lindsay Hannon Plus) in powerhouse mode giving the old blues lines a contemporary feel - the wow factor was high.
John Pope occupied the bass chair and a guitarist whose name I missed also had a blast. On trumpet, a new name to me - Richard Burns, late of Melbourne. Stylistically from the minimalist school of Miles and Chet he impressed on There Will Never Be Another You finishing off with the now legendary Country Gardens quote.
More blues from Claire followed by her, now finely honed, version of Guilty. First chorus seemed to be marginally too low for comfort but by the final chorus it was well and truly nailed - nice one Claire.
Paul Gowland unpacked his tenor to join Claire for Beautiful Love and sent the wowmeter almost into uncharted levels.
This altitudinal mode was maintained when the two horns Leaped In a la Lester - Dan Reed too had his say on this one.
I could have stayed all night but the number 27 beckoned.
Great session.
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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