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Bebop Spoken There

Alan Luff: “The general view is that Ella’s songbook recordings are the supreme exemplars of sophistication, fine diction and creative voice in the wide field of popular music.” – (Jazz Journal May 2017).

Steve Voce: “Most of us have been crashed into by cretins who walk along the road absorbed in the screens of their mobile phones.” – (Jazz Journal May 2017).

Today Wednesday May 24

Afternoon.
Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. £1. 8pm.
Levee Ramblers NOJB - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:30pm. £3.00.
Chris Sharkey Trio - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £5.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Pilgrim St. Set @ Hoochie Coochie August 22

Gary Turner (ten); Lloyd Wright (gtr); Paul Susans (bs gtr); Rob Walker (dms).
(Review by Lance).,
Those around me expressed reservations when it was revealed that "The Pilgrims" would be sans Edis and Burns. However, when Wright hit the ground 'strumming,' the doubters became devotees as the young Fenderman, spurred on by Walker and Susans, laid down the first of the evening's grooves. 
Meanwhile, crouched like a tiger ready to spring,  Turner waits in the wings. And then he sprung!
Prisoners, he does not take. He goes for the jugular - a snarling, life threatening cascade of notes that exceed the saxophone's sanity and shoot off into outer space, by-passing the Moon and maybe landing on Saturn - say "Hi" to Sun Ra for me. Not to be outdone, Wright (pictured right) has his own rite of passage to the Stratosphere which is most certainly something to write home about. 
Dispensing with his Vic Firth's (or whatever) Walker gave an impressive display of hand drumming on one Latinesque number as well as sending the others into orbit in more conventional fashion.
"Roxanne" remarked that she detected shades of The Police and she should know!
Susans described the evening as the launching of the Book of Groove welcoming suggestions - I don't know if any were forthcoming but it would be difficult to improve on what they've already got i.e. Zappa, Ornette, Dexter, Zorn, Silver and Uncle Hank Mobley and all... 
Back September 18.
Lance.

1 comment :

  1. Lloyd was good all night, especially on Ernest Ranglin's Surfin'. Immense bass and drums, then there was Mr G Turner!

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

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