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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 Wednesday May 24

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.
Chris Sharkey Trio - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £5.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Ten Favourite UK CDs of 2016
















(In alphabetical order)
Andy Schumm/Enrico Tomasso - When Louis Met Bix.
Ben Crosland Quintet - The Ray Davies Songbook.
Chris Ingham Quartet - Dudley.
Kansas Smitty's House Band Live.
Mike Westbrook & co. - The Uncommon Orchestra: A Bigger Show.
Nigel Price Organ Trio - Heads and Tales.
Pete Horsfall - How Can we Know.
Preston Glasgow Lowe.
Remi Harris - In on the 2.
Tom Harrison  Unfolding in Tempo.
Lance.
PS: No doubt our readers and reviewers will have their own lists. Also, I'll be drawing attention to CDs from Over There as well as vocals and reissues from both sides of the pond.

1 comment :

  1. Fraid I'm not as organised as Lance so this ten is from all over. I've got the Nigel Price but haven't had a chance to listen yet.

    JD Allen - Americana.
    Bad Plus - It's Hard.
    William Bell - This is where I Live.
    Dejohnette, Ravi Coltrane, Mathew Garrison - In Movement.
    Tim Garland - One.
    Kenny Garrett - Do Your Dance.
    Impossible Gentleman - Lets Get Deluxe.
    Kandace Springs - Soul Eyes.
    Tasha Taylor - Honey for the Biscuit.
    Miroslav Vitous - Remembering Weather Report.

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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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