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Bebop Spoken There

Vadim Neselovskyi, Professor of Jazz Piano, Berklee College of Music: “Every pianist has to deal with a very complex left-hand part at some point. This is the essential pianistic experience – to split your brain into two halves and execute two very different tasks at the same time.” – (Down Beat September 2017).

Roscoe Mitchell: “To me, improvisation is trying to improve your skills so you can make these on-point compositional decisions. That takes practice.” – (Down Beat September 2017)

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Today Friday September 22

Scarborough Jazz Festival - Day one of three.
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Afternoon
Rendezvous Jazz - The Black Horse, Front St., Monkseaton, Whitley Bay NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.
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Zoe Gilby Quartet - Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. 1pm. £5.
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Evening
Kentucky Cowtippers - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
Sean Noonan: Memorable Sticks - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £8/£6.
Backyard Rhythm Orchestra + Monkey Puzzle - o2 Academy, Newcastle. Doors 6:30pm. Curfew 10pm.
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Dave Newton & Dean Stockdale - Traveller's Rest, 2 West Auckland Rd., Cockerton, Darlington DL3 9ER. 8:30pm. £10.
Smokin' Spitfires - Forum Music Centre, Borough Rd., Darlington DL1 1SG. 7:30pm. £10.
Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7pm.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, February 07, 2015

CD Review: Glenn Wilson - Timely.

Glenn Wilson (bar); John D'earth (tpt); John Toomey (pno); Jimmy Masters (bs); Tony Martucci (dms).
(Review by Lance).
The blurb describes this as a "Post Bop Milestone". If I were an idle, shiftless sort of person, as a teacher once described me, then that would be the review over and done with!
And yet, Post Bop Milestone, says it all! Recorded live at the Havana Nights Jazz Club, Virginia Beach, Va, this is music worthy of today. Its roots may be in yesterday, perhaps even the day before, but its relevance is now, tomorrow and the day after.
Wilson's baritone playing encompasses all the greats - the sound of Carney, the fluency of Chaloff, the creativity of Mulligan - his career spans five decades yet I've only just encountered him. Talk about having led a sheltered life (me)!
John D'earth? another one I've missed! Blue Note personified - think Hubbard, Byrd, Morgan and you've got the picture. And John Toomey? In the north east [UK] alto player Mark Toomey works the same side of the street as John Toomey and, whilst they probably aren't genetically related, should they ever meet mid-Atlantic it would, I presume, be a Stanley/Livingstone moment.
The material includes pieces by Pepper Adams, Wayne Shorter, Bob Dorough, Bob Belden, Larry Willis alongside a couple by D'earth.
The disc is entitled Timely - change the name - call it Timeless...
Glenn Wilson - Timely - is to be released February 24 on Cadence Jazz Records.
Lance.
PS: Link.

1 comment :

  1. Lance - thanks for the review - you obviously have great taste and heard what we were doing!! Some great quotes in here - I like the day after! If you want to hear more, I'm at jazzmaniac.com. Hope to meet you someday.
    Best
    Glenn

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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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