Bebop Spoken There
Alan Luff: “The general view is that Ella’s songbook recordings are the supreme exemplars of sophistication, fine diction and creative voice in the wide field of popular music.” – (Jazz Journal May 2017).
Steve Voce: “Most of us have been crashed into by cretins who walk along the road absorbed in the screens of their mobile phones.” – (Jazz Journal May 2017).
Today Tuesday May 23
Friday, May 31, 2013
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Mulgrew Miller died May 29, 2013, aged 57.
(Apologies for confusion re previous post now withdrawn.)
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Monday, May 27, 2013
He assures me the incident was not alcohol related.
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Claire Martin, Joe Stilgoe, Mark McGann, Northern Sinfonia Pay Tribute to Lennon and McCartney @ Sage Gateshead.
Thanks to Russell for drawing this to our attention.
Rest In Peace.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Friday, May 24, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
(Review by Lance/Photos by James Sebright Photography).
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
(Review by Lance).
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
(Report by Lance)
It was an emotional occasion - how could it be anything else? A woman so vibrant and caring taken so tragically from us. It was a fitting service of thanksgiving for the life of Heather Jane Arthur.
Those in attendance represented the many facets of Heather's interests including, of course, the north east jazz world.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Sunday, May 19, 2013
For tickets visit: Wegottickets
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
(Review by Lance)
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
(Review by Lance).
In 1984 Newcastle based jazz trumpeter and vocalist Mike Durham formed his band the West Jesmond Rhythm Kings specifically to play the classic hot jazz of the 1920s. His band was totally dedicated to this unique repertoire, performing songs well known and obscure (invariably including the verse) all played with neat, polished and sometimes quite complex arrangements often in various contrasting sections and including breaks, harmonised passages, accented rhythmic figures, clever intros and endings, in fact all the 'tricks of the trade' used in the music of that era. This was no run of the mill, busking jazz band. The ensemble soon built a considerable reputation leading to jazz club and festival gigs all over the UK, abroad in France, Italy, Holland, Spain, Ireland and twice to the Chicago area of the USA.
Monday, May 13, 2013
(Review by Lance)
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
20:30 Dave Brubeck Quartet. A Jazz 625 broadcast from 1960s.
21:00 Jazz Divas. (Repeated 0100)
22:00 Jazz Divas Gold. (Repeated 0200)
23:00 Jazz Piano Gold.
00:00 Sonny Rollins. (Repeated 0300).
Link for more details.
Truly a feast although, personally, I'd prefer it if they were shown nightly or even weekly rather than in one marathon sitting. I suppose Catch-up is the answer here.
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
The landlord, Jim has decided it's finally time to retire. I am sure everyone will wish to thank him for the many years he has supported the local music scene.
Monday, May 06, 2013
Sunday, May 05, 2013
(Review and photo by Peter S. )
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About this blog - contact details.
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.)