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Danny Gatton: "I was tired of playing in beer joints. I wanted to do something tangible like building cars. But once you do music it gets into your blood. You can get away from it for awhile but sooner or later it comes back to you." - (Down Beat April 1991).

Tal Farlow: "There were times when I would stop [playing guitar] and do sign painting." - (Downbeat December 5, 1963)

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Today Sunday August 20

Afternoon.
Mark Williams (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12:30pm. Free.
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Blues @ The Bay - Tanner Smith's 17-19 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RE, 0191 2525941. 4pm. Free. Blues jam w. Scott Wall & Charlie Philp.
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Musicians Unlimited - Park Hotel, Park Rd., Hartlepool TS26 9HU. 01249 233126.1pm. Free. Summer Break. Back Sept. 3
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Somethin' Blue - Vesuvio, 3a Houndgate, Darlington DL1 5RL. 01325 788564. 5pm. Weekly.
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Evening
Chris Martin - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
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Paul Edis Trio - Black Bull, Bridge St. Blaydon NE21 4JJ. 8pm. £5.
To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

CD Review - The Tingvall Trio: Vagen.


Martin Tingvall (pno); Omar Rodriguez Calvo (bs); Jürgen Spiegel (dms/perc.)
(Review by Lance.) In a few short years the Tingvall Trio has become known as one of the top young European Jazz ensembles, winning the prestigious German ECHO Jazz award twice (2010 and 2012) as “Best German Jazz Ensemble”. They are one of a series of piano trios following in the footsteps of the legendary e.s.t. using breathtaking ensemble work and beautiful melodies to bridge the gap between jazz and pop.
This CD is a typical, and at times rather beautiful, example of their work. The pieces are all by Tingvall and display a great deal of depth and originality. Vagen is reported to have entered both the German and Swedish pop charts - such is the quality of composition throughout they could, arguably, have also shown in the Classical listings! Having said that, this is no languid send you to sleep disc - there is also a lot of fire particularly on the mysteriously titled Tuc Tuc Man which, although written by the leader, may well have been inspired by Cuban double bassist Calvo. På Väg is a delicate, almost pastoral, piano solo whilst the final track, Efter Livet, has horns and a string section. A CD to whet your appetite for their forthcoming Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho date on June 20 - their first and currently only UK date.                                                                                     
Tingvall Trio Vagen Skip LC 10482.
Tinvall Trio Live UK Debut - June 20th 2012 - 8:30pm - Pizza Express Live - Jazz Club Soho

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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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