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Bebop Spoken There

Ambrose Akinmusire: “I love teaching, and I love the exchange. And I’m starting to accept my role as a mentor. That sounds weird to say. But I can’t avoid the fact that there are younger musicians who are watching me.” – (Down Beat September 2017).

Mike Gibbs: “Rehearsals are a chance for players to learn my degree of vagueness.” – (Jazzwise September 2017).

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Thursday September 21

Afternoon
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Rd., nr. Newcastle NE27 0DA. 1:oopm. Free.
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Tees Valley Jazzmen - White Horse Hotel, Burtree Lane, Harrowgate Hill, Darlington DL1 3AD. 1:30pm. Free. 01325 463262.

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Evening.
Maine Street Jazzmen - Potter's Wheel, Sunniside NE16 5EE. 8:30pm. Free.
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Courtney Pine: Black Notes from the Deep - Sage Gateshead NE8 2JR. 7:30pm. £25.60. 0191 4434661.
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Katie Mac (w. 6 piece band) - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. Free.
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Emma Fisk & James Birkett - St. Cuthbert's Church, Shadforth DH6 1LF. 7:30pm.
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Pocket Jazz Orchestra: Jazz & Tapas - No. 60, Arc, Dovecote St., Stockton TS18 1LL. 7pm. £10.
Tees Hot Club w. Alan Marshall (saxes); Kevin Eland (trumpet); Ted Pearce (keys) - Dormans, Oxford Rd., Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. 9pm. Free.
New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton TS18 4AW. 8:30pm.01642 678129.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Jazz Café Jam - March 17.

Peter Gilligan (pno); Paul Grainger (bs); Paul Wight (dms) + Joe Fowler (tmb/vcl); Alan Law/Joel Brown (pno); Tom Lapworth (gtr); Fiona Finden (vcl); Stuart Finden/Paul Gowland (ten); Jordan Alfonso (alt); Yuya Honami/Ian Forbes (dms); Alec J. Gamble (cor); Halle Bennett (vcl).
The above is the gist of the evenings performers, there may have been others - apologies if I've missed anyone.
The fortnightly jams just get better and better as do the players and singers - they also get younger. With such a diverse amount of talent it would be unfair of me to single out individuals whether they be seasoned veterans or first timers undergoing a baptism of fire - everyone contributed. 
Perhaps Joe Fowler summed it up best on Facebook - "Had an exhilarating sing at the jazz caff tonight. Not necessarily in tune, or time, and not necessarily all the right words, but fun nonetheless! On the other hand, Fiona sung beautifully and Stu was awesome as ever on sax. Loads of mint pianists, Peter and Alan especially. Loved that sax piece from Paul Gowland. Yuya class on drums again and total brilliantness as usual from Paul on bass. Some other cool dudes played too but I don't know everyone's names! Nice to see Lance and Bruce too"
Lance.
Photos.

1 comment :

  1. Amazingly the age ranger of jammers varied from 15 year old Joel Brown whose Shearing-like approach drew mega applause to Ian Forbes, the Grand Old Man, of North East drumming who is rumoured to be second in years only to Methuselah.

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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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