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Bebop Spoken There

Dave Gelly: “From 1 January 1920, when prohibition was imposed in the US, people didn’t stop drinking, they just stopped drinking legally.” – (Jazz Journal October 2017).

Regina Carter: “When I was a teenager, I would daydream about going out on a date and dancing to Ella’s music.” (Down Beat October 2017).

Today Tuesday November 21

Afternoon

Classic Swing - The Ship, Front St., Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free. New weekly mainstream session. 2 mins from Monkseaton metro.
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Evening

Jam session - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm Free. Session led by Mark Williams.

Omar Sosa + Seckou Keita - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead NE8 2JR. 0191 443 4666. 8:00pm. £21.80. Sage Two.

Gypsy Jazz Jam - Prohibition Bar, Arch 3, Brandling Street, Gateshead NE8 2BA. Doors 7:00pm. Free. ‘No audience as such – everyone is a player/musician or a gypsy!’

Charles Gordon - Vermont Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. 0191 233 1010.

10:00pm. Free.

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

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Salsa Café Hits Westgate Road Swinging. - BudTones @ Salsa, September 21

Fiona Finden (vcl + ten), Stuart Finden (tnr), Dean Stockdale (pno), Jim Crimson (bass), Eric Stutt (dms) + unexpected but welcome guest Paul Gowland (ten)
(Review by Dave Parker)
This was the first gig at what we hope will become a regular Saturday night venue for jazz in Newcastle. I cannot be objective because I helped to organise the event. But neither can I lie ... It was a really enjoyable night of jazz in a venue with just the right ambience.
There were reminders of Crombie’s Jazz Cafe – wooden chairs, photos of jazz greats, the drum kit under the stairs – but it was warmer and cleaner. And there were The BudTones, a band that grew up in the Jazz Cafe, playing their hearts out. They knew a lot depended on this gig and they rose to the occasion.
BudTones played two long sets with a well chosen mix of standards and originals – nothing too obvious and nothing too scary. There was also a good balance of songs and instrumentals making the best use of Fiona’s mellow vocals and smooth tenor. Stuart’s tenor tone was exciting and edgy, taking the audience with him on every solo. Dean, on piano, provided subtle accompaniment and action-packed solos, with solid support from Jim and Eric on bass and drums that sounded warm, clear and precise.
Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, in walked Paul Gowland, unpacked his tenor and joined in. A real Jazz Cafe moment.
Salsa was crowded and it wasn't all familiar faces. Just like in a music film, a number of passers by had come in when they heard the music. This venue has the potential to widen the audience for local jazz. On the following Saturdays, Debra Milne, Safe Sextet, Gabriele mit Drei, Sarah Travena, Blue Jazz Quartet and Lindsay Hannon are booked – Come and enjoy local jazz in relaxed surroundings.
Dave P.

1 comment :

Minnie said...

I was there and it was a really lovely night. It reminded me so much of the atmosphere in the Jazz Caff when it was busy. The music was wonderful and was accompanied by great food and drink! I will definitely be going again!

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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.)
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