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Bebop Spoken There

Jim Hall: "Won't play loud, can't play fast" - (From one of the great guitarist's business cards brought to our attention by Roly Veitch).

Joel Harrison: “It’s incredibly hard to play bebop on guitar, harder than on saxophone.” – (Jazz Times August 2015)

Sir Thomas Beecham: "Forget about the bars. Look at the phrases, please. Remember that bars are only the boxes in which the music is packed" - (Beecham Stories by Harold Atkins & Archie Newman. Robson Books, 1978).

Today Wednesday June 28

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.
Chris Sharkey Trio - Jazz Café. 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £5/Students free - voluntary donation.
Levee Ramblers NOJB - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:30pm. £3.00.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

GIJF Day 1: Binker & Moses @ Sage Gateshead - March 31

Binker Golding (tenor saxophone) & Moses Boyd (drums)
(Review by Russell)
Tenor sax and drums! Young British musicians Binker Golding and Moses Boyd are currently on the road as a duo with their take on the intense, full-on tenor and drums rollercoaster. This Sage Two cockpit theatre, late night event drew a large and enthusiastic Gateshead International Jazz 
Festival crowd. Few, if any, of those present would have heard John Coltrane live. Indeed few of the many young people present would be anything other than into Binker and Moses and a good thing too. The Millennial generation will find its own way into jazz.

Tenor man Golding cuts the more serious figure, Boyd the more carefree, genial character. As in any successful partnership, there is an understanding of principle and procedure. Golding hit on a hard-blowing riff and Boyd wasn’t inclined to let him down gently, rapid-fire bass pedals kicking in urging ever-greater lung-busting feats from Golding. As and when the tenor dropped out (Golding swigging bottled water and drawing in oxygen) Boyd didn’t stop, no way! Lightening quick, hands and feet, a powerhouse display behind the traps, Golding’s rejuvenated tenor looking to clamber aboard the roller coaster once more.
Binker and Moses – let’s be specific, Moses – said it was great to be in Newcastle, never having visited before. The Geordie crowd put the record straight…Gateshead! A light bulb moment…the duo had been here – that’s Sage Gateshead – with Zara McFarlane. Laughter, apologies, then on with the show. The two twenty-somethings are accomplished musicians, this full-on project has a way to go. Next time, be it Newcastle, Gateshead, or anywhere else for that matter, get on board the Binker-Moses’ rollercoaster.

Russell.

1 comment :

  1. They also supported Bad Plus and a shortish support slot was enough for me. I've ordered the album, mostly cos they're joined by various other musicians on the second CD, so I'm really looking forward to the contrast.

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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.
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