Bebop Spoken There
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 Saturday April 29
1pm: Dean Stockdale Trio. 2:30pm: Abbie Finn Quartet 4pm: Rick Laughlin Trio - Quakerhouse, Mechanics’ Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. 01325 245052. 1:00-5:00pm. Free (donations).
Dave O’Higgins with Durham Alumni Big Band - Majestic Theatre, Bondgate, Darlington DL3 7JT. Support set by Durham County Youth Big Band (7:15pm). £12.00. (+ concs).
Late night jam session - Quakerhouse, Mechanics’ Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. 01325 245052.10:30pm. Free.
Ruby Turner - Alnwick Playhouse. 7:30pm. £21.00. & £20.00.
Fever & Friends - Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields NE333 3NG. 7:30pm. £12.00. 0191 454234.
Bradley Johnston (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 7:30pm. No cover charge.
To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.
Monday, June 30, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Eight bands. In order of appearance: Alter Ego, Zoe Gilby, Saxaphonics, Extreme Measures (pictured left), Splinter Group, Andy Champion + Graeme Wilson, TASQ and Ruth Lambert.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Alan Barnes, whilst better known for his fiery modern alto playing, has absorbed rather than imitated the Goodman style resulting in a suggestion of how Benny may have sounded had he been receptive to the changing times which of course he wasn't.
On vibes, Jim Hart was the perfect foil; his four mallet technique on a par with the past masters of his instrument. Paul Clarvis on drums completed the line-up.
An excellent gig although I think it could have have been even better with a bass even if it meant dispensing with drums.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Earlier, the Bridgetakers were somewhat depleted with only Dave Weisser in the frontline. However, for the final set, they were augmented by Nicola on alto which added contrast both aurally and visually. Eric Stutt (apologies for previous mispelling) on drums, Alex Hall (gtr), John Pope (bs) and Barry Ashcroft (pno) completed the line-up.
Monday, June 09, 2008
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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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