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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 Saturday September 23

Scarborough Jazz Festival - Day two of three.
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Evening
Bradley Johnston (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2AE. 7:30pm. No cover charge.
Rockafellas - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
Tobie Carpenter Organ Trio - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8pm. £10.
Thin Man + Jon Gordon - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8pm. Free.
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Nikki Iles & Stan Sulzmann - Great Hall, Hexham Abbey, Hexham NE46 3NB. 10pm. £10/£8.
Pat McMahon Trio - Tannery, Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3QD. 01434 605537. 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.

Friday, March 06, 2015

Azymuth @ Hoochie Coochie = March 5

Alex Malheires (bs gtr); Ivan 'Manao' Conti (dms); Fernando Moraes (keys).
(Review by Lance).
Azymuth laid down their own particular brand of samba jazz and 70's Brazilian pop to a crowded Hoochie. Repetitious it may be yet, nonetheless, the compulsive rhythms wind their strings around your heart attuning your pulse into their's.
Brilliant musicians all, my feet tap, my hands clap. What a drummer! Bass is no bummer! Keys and Korg and Fender Rhodes take us down Brazilian roads.Senor Conti picks up the pandeiro and soon we're flying down to Rio de Janeiro.
It was exciting stuff and, after 40 years touring the world, I guess they've got the formula right - the Hoochie audience certainly thought so..
Last time around I commented on the lack of dancers - no shortage this time after a couple of jazz dancers (pictured) set the ball rolling. This was quite a night with, several musicians in the audience - musicians usually feel it's beneath them to support other guys gigs - but those guys that were there last night knew different.
The thing about Hoochie is the ambiance, you're among like minded souls who want to hear good music whilst still having a good time.
I think the lasses were having a good time - them and everyone else!
Good to meet you Helen and Haley - and Patti, as ever, showing her appreciation.
Lance.


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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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