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Jack Cooke: "...neither Giuffre nor Jim Hall are even adequate jazz musicians, they are technically limited, and more importantly, seem unable to improvise logically" - (Review of a JATP concert. Jazz Monthly May 1960)

Bill Evans: "A composer writes something, and an orchestra interprets it--he spends maybe six months writing 10 minutes of music, but a jazz musician spends 10 minutes of playing 10 minutes of music, and he performs it himself". - (Jazz Monthly July1960).

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Brassy B Brave Baltically Brass Conditions @ Monument. December 27

Having just read Chris Barber’s autobiography with its references to good times in New Orleans and meeting heroes such as Barbarin, Purnell, the Humphrys and others, it was a treat to wander into town to find Brassy B at Monument blasting out N’Awlins-inspired street jazz. One of Newcastle’s better street bands, the Doc Marten, mitten-clad twenteens play it with gusto. Trombone, two trumpets, baritone, two (female) altos, flute, drums and a shuffling, dancing (advancing and retreating) tuba entertained the frost –frozen bargain hunters. Cracking stuff, catch them in town sometime. Why not book them for your 2015 summer BBQ?   
Russell.

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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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