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Bebop Spoken There

Ben Pollack: "The kind of people who go for the old style New Orleans jazz are the same kind of people who go in for collecting antiques." - (Down Beat May 5, 1950).

Flip Phillips: "I heard this band out in California. I think - Lu Waters, isn't it? They sure can march down the street but I wouldn't want to march with them!" - (Down Beat June 15, 1951).

Today Monday June 26

Afternoon.
Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Jazz Café

Richard Herdman (left); Alan Defty (gtrs). Jools (vcl).
A couple of new kids on the block played an impressive duo set. Later the lovely Lithuanian Julita sang some Gilberto - she has class and, to the delight of guitarist Herdman, sang in copy keys - guys have been known to fall in love with singers who do that!
The audience included Polish, Bulgarian, Iranian, German, Lithuanian and even English fans!
Would have stayed longer but I had the urge to Hootchie and maybe even Coochie.
Lance.

3 comments :

  1. Lance, I'm intrigued, what are copy keys? Ann Alex

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  2. Copy keys, Ann, are the key in which the song was originally written and how it appeared in the sheet music.
    As such this is the key, because of familiarity, most musicians are most comfortable playing in.
    However,because of the pitch and variation in the vocal range singers frequently need to sing it in a lower or a higher key which can make it difficult for an accompanist playing in an unfamiliar key.

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  3. Lance, Thank you, you certainly get educated on this blog!
    Ann

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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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