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Bebop Spoken There

Vadim Neselovskyi, Professor of Jazz Piano, Berklee College of Music: “Every pianist has to deal with a very complex left-hand part at some point. This is the essential pianistic experience – to split your brain into two halves and execute two very different tasks at the same time.” – (Down Beat September 2017).

Roscoe Mitchell: “To me, improvisation is trying to improve your skills so you can make these on-point compositional decisions. That takes practice.” – (Down Beat September 2017)

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Today Saturday September 23

Scarborough Jazz Festival - Day two of three.
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Evening
Bradley Johnston (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2AE. 7:30pm. No cover charge.
Rockafellas - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
Tobie Carpenter Organ Trio - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8pm. £10.
Thin Man + Jon Gordon - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8pm. Free.
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Nikki Iles & Stan Sulzmann - Great Hall, Hexham Abbey, Hexham NE46 3NB. 10pm. £10/£8.
Pat McMahon Trio - Tannery, Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3QD. 01434 605537. 9pm. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Monday, August 26, 2013

High Bridge Quarter Bank Holiday Special!

This afternoon was quite an extravaganza albeit not jazzwise. The flier boasted "Exquisite Culinary delights from all four corners of the Globe" I'm not sure if globes do have corners but on such a warm sunny day who cared?
I opted for a Hog Roast from the "Piggin' Lush" stall and it certainly was just that. I'm not sure which of the global corners it came from - possibly Hexham. Into the Duke of Wellington for a pint of Prince Bishop to help the hog on its way prior to a set from Static Sound - punkish rock band who jumped up and down and spun around as they played. Full marks for athleticism. More Prince Bishop was needed. A walk into Eldon Square then back to "The Quarter" and a £2 plastic cupful of Ouseburn coffee.
Next up was Jeff Dingle and the Moodswing Trio. The grapevine had whispered that Dingle did Bublé - not today he didn't. 1960's pop a la Bobby Vee and Sam Cooke - Take Good Care of my Baby, Twistin the Night Away and then Mustang Sally. I left as the audience was chanting "Ride Sally Ride". Having said that, it was an entertaining, crowd pleasing performance that, coupled with the food, the beer, the sun and the atmosphere I didn't miss the jazz. It was a fun afternoon and I can't stop singing Mustang Sally!
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.
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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