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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

Nick Pride & The Pimptones @ Hoochie Coochie

Nick Pride (gtr/vcl); Ian Paterson (bs); Oscar Cassidy(dms); Keith Nicholson (tpt); John Wheeler (ten); Susan Hamilton (vcl).
Horses For Courses was the expression that sprang to mind as The Pimptones sent the crowded Hoochie Coochie into orbit with their brand of jazz/funk/soul/blues - with even a splash of hip hop. The cool dudes in their slick grey suits looked and sounded perfectly in tune with their young(ish) audience and band and venue was truly a match made in heaven  (or thereabouts).
On tenor, John Wheeler (depping for or replacing David Wilde?) had no problem getting to grips with the music if not the choreography - he blew some blistering solos. Likewise Keith Nicholson - I'd like to hear him on a pure jazz gig sometime. Leader Nick played some earthy blues and sang some too. Ian Paterson provided the fuel in the cellar whilst Oz Cassidy, who I thought was Adam Sinclair until I saw Adam Sinclair standing next to me at the bar!, drove things along ensuring nobody slept.
The icing on the cake was Susan Hamilton who belted it out like Tina Turner - impressed.
As an encore the boys jammed to a couple of voiceover tracks that kept the adrenalin (and the London Pride) flowing.
Come back soon.
Lance.
PS: The band's current CD - Midnight Feast of Jazz will be reviewed here soon.

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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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