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Bebop Spoken There

Alan Luff: “The general view is that Ella’s songbook recordings are the supreme exemplars of sophistication, fine diction and creative voice in the wide field of popular music.” – (Jazz Journal May 2017).

Steve Voce: “Most of us have been crashed into by cretins who walk along the road absorbed in the screens of their mobile phones.” – (Jazz Journal May 2017).

Today Tuesday May 23

Evening
Davina & the Vagabonds - Sage Gateshead. 8pm. £18.
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
Zoe Gilby: Pannonica - The Fox Inn, West End Tce., Hexham NE46 3DB. Free. 9pm.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

RIP Mose Allison

Singer, pianist, composer, bluesman, jazzman, and occasional trumpet player, Mose Allison passed away yesterday, November 15. A pianist and singer steeped in the earthy country blues of the deep south Allison could also hold down the piano chair with musicians of the callibre of Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Al Cohn and Zoot Sims. That these players were, at Parchman Farm that first drew him to my attention - mine and Georgie Fame's, who recorded a cover.
the time, at the top of their game gives some indication of the high regard he was held in. It was his recording of
I had the good fortune to hear him at one of the North Sea Jazz Festival's in the early '80s where he performed with his trio and as part of a Shelly Manne Sextet that also included Curtis Fuller and Alan Eager and he didn't disappoint. In the photo Allison is at the right, partially hidden. There was also a TV documentary some years back that gave an insight into this unique performer unfettered by genre.
Mose Allison was 89.
Sadly missed.
Lance.

1 comment :

  1. Love Mose Allison! especially the warmth and humour of his vocals.

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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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