Total Pageviews

Bebop Spoken There

Gregg Field: "If I play an aggressive fill, he [Sinatra] might look back with a huge grin on his face. But if we don't do something right, we get the ray, and his ray makes Benny Goodman's ray look like Mother Theresa's ''- (Down Beat June 1995).

-----

Sonny Simmons: "I always had a big sound ever since I started. Playing on the street kept my ideas and my sound alive. Some people dug it, and some people didn't" - (Down Beat June 1995).

Archives.

Today Tuesday September 27

Afternoon
Mosaic Jazz (Playing a celebration of American music) - Bell and Bucket, Norfolk St., North Shields. 1pm. Free.
Evening.
Charles Gordon/Ken Hewitt Trio - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 7.30-10pm. Free.
Henrik Jensen’s Followed by Thirteen w. Andre Canniere (tpt) - Jazz Café. 8:15pm £10.00./£8.00. Bassist Jensen touring his new CD Blackwater. JNE Schmazz gig.
-----
To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Whatever Next?

Saw a ukelele in a store window described as a Les Paul Ukelele. Please tell me there isn't a Barney Kessel Banjo. Lance.

3 comments :

  1. Well I heard Metheny has commissioned one. Meanwhile we always have Bela all in the best of taste. Dig that shirt.
    Anonymous Formby fan.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWNiFw_W3mA

    ReplyDelete
  2. After the Orchestrian conked out at the Barbican I think Metheny might think twice before ukeing it. In fact I think the Orchestrian, Luddite that I am, should be banjoed.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Well yes - it's a bit bizarre to see all that huge array of instruments (on Youtube) all playing away with no-one sitting at them. A technological miracle (when it works) BUT - what's the point? I'd rather listen to one bloke playing an acoustic instrument, without any gizmos and not even any electricity.
    Dodo

    ReplyDelete

Blog Archive

About this blog - contact details.

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.

Subscribe!