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Peter Vacher: “The Hopbine [public house] is a Tesco Express now, having been reinvented successively as Desi Dons, Bootsy Brogans, the Dog and Duck and, before that, the Chequered Flag.” – (Jazzwise October 2017)

Kyle Eastwood: “Naturally I listened to pop music when I was a kid – I’d spend two hours a day hearing it on the school bus! – but the very first music I heard in the house and the first concerts I went to were jazz.” – (Jazzwise October 2017)

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Today Monday October 23

Afternoon.
Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Classic Swing - Marquis of Granby, Streetgate, Sunniside NE16 5ES. 0191 4880954. 1pm. Free. Bob Wade (trumpet); Olive Rudd (vocal) and other familiar faces.
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Evening.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Match & Fuse no. 2. World Service Project & Schulbus

WSP: Dave Morecroft (keyboards), Conor Chaplin (electric bass), Neil Blandford (drums), Tim Ower (saxophones) & Raphael Clarkson (trombone).
Schulbus: Hannes Buder (guitar); Robert Menzel (tenor); Hannes Lingens (drums).
A sampler CD promoting the second Match & Fuse tour which, unlike M & F tour no. 1, doesn't touch down in the North. In fact, as I see it, the only two British gigs are at Corpus Christi College, Oxford on Nov. 26 and London's Vortex Club on Nov. 27 although a German tour is scheduled for Feb. 2012.
Each band is allotted 3 tracks each and it is interesting to compare them. The German Schulbus, open up the proceedings with Untitled #5, a frantic almost punklike intro that leads into a savage improv burst before mellowing  into some introspective lyricism. WSP run with the lyricism on There's Always One, an imaginative flow of sympathetic cohesion between the two horns gradually building the tension before chilling out. Schulbus return for Winter Dance a slow seduction of the senses that pulls the listener in with its hypnotic rhythm and loping tenor. sax.
Back to WSP for Bye Bye - which isn't their final track - and some probing, searching keywork from Moorcroft. Shades of Evans/Jarrett at their melodic best. 
Time once more to board the Schulbus for Soziophob. A meander through the Black Forest perhaps before hitting the Autobahn at rush hour. WSP round things off with Relentless which is just that as it drives for home. Jazzwise got it in one with this band - "The Led Bib you can dance to."
Lance.

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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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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.)
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