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Bebop Spoken There

Cécile McLorin Salvant: “I feel like once the song is gone, it’s gone. Music is the fleeting art form – it should be.”(Down Beat October 2017).

John Beasley: “So many jazz band leaders nowadays, they really want to plan out their sets. I came up with guys that read the crowd.” – (Jazz Journal October 2017)

Today Friday November 24

Afternoon
Rendezvous Jazz - The Monkseaton Arms, Front St., Monkseaton, Whitley Bay NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.

Graham Hardy & Paul Edis @ Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. 03000 266 600. 1:00pm. £5.00.

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Evening

Sandrani - Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:45pm. £10.00. & £8.00. JNE Women Make Music.

Swamp Hoppers - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

Skidoo 52: The Joint Is Jumpin’ - Middleton & Tonbridge Village Hall, Middleton, Morpeth NE61 4RA. 01670 772600. 7:30pm. £8.00. adult, £4.00. child.

Rendezvous Jazz - Riverdale Hall Country House Hotel, Bellingham NE48 2JT. 01434 435402. Three-day event, two night stay £164.00.pp, band performing evening Friday 24 & Saturday 25.

Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7pm.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Monday, December 07, 2015

CD(s) of the Year

I envy my colleagues who can pick out 3 and say "That's it! They don't get a daily deposit of one or (usually) more on the passage mat each day! I can but try to narrow my selections down to categories.
Reissue/vintage: 
Oscar Peterson - Exclusively For my Friends (8 CD set).
Tubby Hayes - Live at the Hopbine. (12" vinyl)
Baden Powell - Live in Berlin.
Big Band:
NYJO - NYJO 50.
SNJO - Jeunehomme.
DUBB - overDUBB
Vocal:
Rebecca Kilgore Trio - Just Imagine.
Eddie Toal - Always in my Heart.
Jazz at the Movies - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
Small Group (British):
Steve Fishwick Sextet - In the Empire State.
Maciek Pysz - A Journey.
Kansas Smitty's House Band - Kansas Smitty.
Jazz Main - For the Love of Music.
Small Group (American):
Harry Allen - For George, Cole and Duke.
Scott Hamilton - Live in Bern.
Charles McPherson - The Journey.
Local:
James Birkett/Bradley Johnston - Together.
Paul Edis - Just Like Me, Not Like Me.
DUBB - overDUBB
Graeme Wilson - Pleasureland.
The above aren't 1-2-3 just some of the ones that have made it to the car stereo.
Lance.
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1 comment :

Anonymous said...

I've not listened to many newly recorded CDs this year but can I mention one new and one older CD I bought and like very much - (1) Rebecca Kilgore Trio 'Just Imagine'; (2)Rebecca Kilgore/Lyle Ritz 'I wish you love'.
Roly

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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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