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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 Sunday September 24

Scarborough Jazz Festival - Day three of three.
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Afternoon.
More Jam - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 3pm. Free.
Ian Harrington (solo piano) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12:30pm. Free.
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Mick Shoulder's Swing Manouche - Claypath Delicatessen, Durham DH1 1QS. 0191 3407209. 4pm. £5.
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Blues @ The Bay - Tanner Smith's, 17-19 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RE, 0191 2525941. 4pm. Blues Jam w. Scott Wall & Charlie Philp.
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Musicians Unlimited - Park Hotel, Park Rd., Hartlepool TS26 9HU. 01249 233126.1pm. Free.
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Jazz Tones - Quakerhouse, Mechanics' Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. 6pm. £4.
Somethin' Blue - Vesuvio, 3a Houndgate, Darlington DL1 5RL. 01325 788564. 5pm. Weekly.
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Evening
The Blueswater - Cluny, Lime St., Newcastle NE1 2PQ 0191 2304474. Doors 7pm. £7.
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Chris Martin - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

CD Review: Will Butterworth Trio - Live

Will Butterworth (pno); Henrik Jensen (bs); Pete Ibbetson (dms).
(Review by Lance).
Another piano trio record - how many more does it take to send one to sleep? Well it must be said that this isn't one of them! Recorded close on three years back at Pizza Express I'm left wondering why I haven't encountered Butterworth until now. It's certainly been my loss.
Doing my homework, I discover the Scottish born pianist is best known for his work with Dylan Howe and although he found his way to Manchester in 2014, to the best of my knowledge he has yet to discover the Newcastle Scene (correct me if I'm wrong). Modern without being outré, Melodic without being boring, a composer in his own right but not above putting his own stamp on standards such as I Fall in Love Too Easily and Old Folks. One of his originals. The Syndicate, is a  blast featuring Ibbetson - the Syndicate's 'Hit Man". On bass, Jensen is on the money - sympathetic contributing both in a supportive role and up front. 
A  gem that may not set the world on fire but will certainly keep it warm.
The band tours from March but, unfortunately, don't head very far north.
Details.
Lance.

1 comment :

  1. Henrik and Pete received praise in your 2013 CD review of Henrik's Followed by Thirteen, then last year the pair played a great gig with Esben Tjalve at the Jazz Café (the first Schmazz promotion at the Pink Lane venue)

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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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