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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 Monday January 22

Afternoon.

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

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

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Paul Edis Sextet @ King's Hall, Newcastle Uni. May 2.

Paul Edis (pno/ldr); Graeme Wilson (ten/bar); Graham Hardy (tpt/flg); Alex Leathard (tmb); Mick Shoulder (bs); Adam Sinclair (dms).
(Review by Lance).
A sunny afternoon - could this be summer? A Steinway and six first class purveyors of the art made for a perfect way to spend an hour within the cloistered walls of this hallowed seat of learning and surely the music students present learned something this afternoon!
The sextet opened with two new pieces by Edis who in fact wrote all seven compositions. The first was a jaunty number inspired by a tweet from John Prescott - Better Than a Punch in the Face! The second, Lost in Translation, came about due to Paul mistaking a Liverpool accent for a Norwegian one and, no it didn't really sound like Norwegian Wood, well maybe a little bit!
Echoes and Ravelations from the band's CD There Will Be Time were living proof of the qualities that caused BBC Jazz producer Alyn Shipton to rate it in Jazzwise as number 3 among the 100's of discs he listened to last year. Missing You written with his then wife to be in mind - they're now married - Eastern (a sort of jazz Turkish Delight) and The Timothys (Paul's in-laws, all 11 of them!) completed an excellent program
I haven't mentioned the individual musicians as they are all so well-known and have been reviewed so many times that I'm lost for superlatives. Suffice to say that if six-a-side jazz was an Olympic sport these guys would be gold medallists.
The packed King's Hall would surely agree with me going by the volume of applause at the end.
Lance.

1 comment :

Russell said...

Yes, an excellent set. Unhelpful acoustics in the King's Hall - at the back of the hall the piano sounded fine but the superb drumming of Adam Sinclair wasn't heard to best effect.

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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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