Bebop Spoken There
Howard Riley: “When I started out playing jazz back in the late 50s, early 60s, if you wanted a gig you had to learn some standards.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)
Eric Harland: “I love swing and I’m always going to swing but I also know that you can take a hip-hop groove and improvise with that just like you would with a swing pattern.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)
Today Wednesday April 26
Monday, September 30, 2013
(Review by Lance)
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Friday, September 27, 2013
(Editor) As an addendum to the above I'd like to draw attention once more to the Save the BBC Big Band petition which now has a blog related to the band - http://www.savethebbcbigband.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
(Review by Lance)
Monday, September 23, 2013
Sunday, September 22, 2013
(Review by Lance)
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Friday, September 20, 2013
Ruthie Culver and the Utter Jazz Quartet with readings of the works of W H Auden by Nikolas Grace @ Hexham Abbey. Sept 20.
(Review by Lance)
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
"Yeah, you better keep a look out. I’m not very bright I guess. No, just dumb, if I had any brains I wouldn't be on this crummy train with this crummy girl’s band. I used to sing with male bands but I can’t afford it anymore, have you ever been with a male band? That’s what I'm running away from. I've been with six different ones in the last two years . Oh brother! … I’ll say…I can’t trust myself. I have this thing about saxophone players , especially tenor sax. I don’t know what it is but they just curdle me. All they have to do is play eight bars of “Come To Me, My Melancholy Baby” and my spine turns to custard. I get goose pimply all over and I come to them. Every time. … But you’re a girl thank goodness. That’s why I joined this band: Safety first. Anything to get away from those bums. You don’t know what they’re like! You fall for them. You really love them, you think, “This is going to be the biggest thing since the Graf Zeppelin.” The next thing you know, they’re borrowing money from you, they’re spending it on other dames and betting on horses. Then one morning, you wake up, the guy’s gone, the saxophone’s gone. All that’s left behind is a pair of old socks and a tube of toothpaste all squeezed out. So you pull yourself together, you go on to the next job, the next saxophone player. It’s the same thing all over again. See what I mean? Not very bright. I can tell you one thing, it’s not going to happen to me again. Ever.
Sept. 27: The Paul Edis Sextet
Oct. 19: King Bee
Nov. 23: Durham University Big Band..
All gigs are from 9:30pm to 1am and admission is £5.
More detail from the club website.
To book Telephone 0161 8397187 (before 6pm) or 0161 8317002 (after 6 pm).
Bernie McGann died on September 17.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
(Review by Lance).
Brimley is a 78 year old American actor who's appeared in film and on tv. Films include Cocoon, The Firm and Absence of Malice whilst his television gigs were in The Waltons, Seinfield and Our House. He's also been a ranch hand, a horse wrangler, a blacksmith a stuntman and now - he's a singer! A veritable jack of all trades.
PS: And while you're there go to the Home Page and check out the On The Road graphics to Kerouacs novel. They're amazing. They even make the book seem readable (I've tried a few times. I'm told it's the Hipsters Bible so I should read it!)
Monday, September 16, 2013
(Review by Lance.)
The singer, the band and the chef were on form tonight.
Sunday Oct 20 - 8pm - Adm. £4.00
Billy Harper Quartet with Anne DeVere.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
(Review by Lance).
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Friday, September 13, 2013
Here are the results:
Have I missed any out?
Thursday, September 12, 2013
(Review by Lance)
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
I am a huge fan of Diana Krall, having many CDs and DVD's by her. So I'm au fait with her repertoire. This was the first time I'd seen her live and you got what it says on the tin. I Thoroughly enjoyed her set of 1.30. hours, first class singing, musicianship etc, and as predicted or expected none of her music makes me sit up and say Whow!!!! I would nearly go so far as to say she is now on the fringes of the jazz spectrum, just a debatable point though. I'm not taking anything away from her it was a lovely one and a half hours.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Monday, September 09, 2013
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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.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
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.)