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Howard Riley: “When I started out playing jazz back in the late 50s, early 60s, if you wanted a gig you had to learn some standards.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Eric Harland: “I love swing and I’m always going to swing but I also know that you can take a hip-hop groove and improvise with that just like you would with a swing pattern.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Today Wednesday April 26

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.
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Friday, November 11, 2016

Leonard Cohen (Sept. 21, 1934 - Nov. 10, 2016)

Guardian obituary  of legendary singer, songwriter, poet, novelist, Leonard Cohen who died yesterday aged 82.
Sadly missed by folk and rock people and, some, jazz persons.
Rest In Peace.
Lance.

4 comments :

  1. He was always a defiant jazzer!

    'Jazz police are looking through my folders
    Jazz police are talking to my niece
    Jazz police have got their final orders
    Jazzer, drop your axe, it's Jazz police!'

    JC

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  2. another legend gone with no one to replace him, we have surely seen and heard the best of times!

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  3. I have to be honest, Cohen never did anything for me. Good lyricist but, what used to get me was when some 'jazz singer' announced that he/she was now going to sing a Leonard Cohen song - the audience would applaud. Why didn't they do this when the singer said a Cole Porter or a Gershwin or even a Lennon/McCartney tune?

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  4. You never know when it's right to question a recently deceased artist, so I'm following a lead.

    Although monstrously over-rated, I get why people like Bob Dylan, Fabs and Bowie.
    I don't get why anybody can get excited by Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen or punk-rock.

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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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