Bebop Spoken There
Allison Neale: “It’s difficult if you play mainstream in the UK, it isn’t appreciated enough. The current scene seems to focus on musician-composers.” - (Jazz Journal April 2013).
Liam Noble: “I know some people think playing standards is old-fashioned but I love it.” – (Jazz Journal January 2016).
Monday February 20
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Monday, June 29, 2015
Peter Wright (tpt); Lawrence McBriarty (tmb); Paul Gowland (ten); Brian Bennett (bjo/vcl); Dave Percy (bs gtr); Fred Thompson (dms/vcl).
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Saturday, June 27, 2015
(Review/Photos by Peter Ninnim)
Friday, June 26, 2015
Master of bottleneck blues guitar and ribald raconteur. Regulars of the Jazz Cafe in the days of Keith Crombie may remember Gypsy Dave's regular Thursday night sessions. Jazz Coop are delighted to welcome him to The Globe for an evening of roots & blues. Admission £5 Late bar The Globe is fully accessible on both...
Friday 26th June 9pm - £5.00 (£4.00 before 8.30pm)
Thursday, June 25, 2015
The fabulous Jive Aces – the UK’s No. 1 jive and swing band – in a fundraising concert for the National Jazz Archive
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
The press release that follows sums up this fine example of the current state of Jazz/Latin - and Cuba in particular - better than I could so I'm not going to attempt to try, except to say that it's not just a disc for Latin enthusiasts but that it would sit nicely in any trombonists' player. Given the current interest in Jazz/Latin combos (not least in the northeast) it's a disc well worth checking out - Lance.
Monday, June 22, 2015
Sunday, June 21, 2015
PPS: Sunderland finished third and Middlesbrough were Division 2 champions - I wonder who their bandleaders were?
Meanwhile, down near the bottom of Divisions 2 and 3 (North) were Ashington, Darlington, Durham City, Hartlepools United and South Shields - presumably they didn't have an MD!
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Both bands were excellent. Both audiences were prominent by their absence, only just reaching double figures on each occasion. Where were the 'fans' who pack out the fortnightly jams? Where are the students who attend the various instrumental courses peppered around the city? The hordes who attend the various festivals? Of course, they're at the Town Moor! All the fun of the fair - The Hoppings instead of the Boppings at the Pink Lane Jazzerie!
Friday, June 19, 2015
Thursday, June 18, 2015
The Strict-ly Smokin' Big Band
It's just the bestest band what am
(led) by Michael Lamb.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
(Review by Lance).
Monday, June 15, 2015
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Saturday, June 13, 2015
The Customs House Big Band with Ruth Lambert Supported by The Early Bird Band. @ St. Cuthbert’s Parish Centre, Crook. Friday June 12.
I put a dent in my car tonight and swore profusely (the other car had ne’er a scratch!) which is why we arrived late and missed most of the numbers performed by The Early Bird Band! We did get to Meet the Flintstones though – enough to illustrate the talent and burgeoning confidence of the three young musicians playing (aided and abetted by Paul Edis and Barry Black): Ben Lawrence (trumpet), Dan Lawrence (bass) and Francis Tulip (guitar). Expect to hear more of these guys in the future!
On my usual trip to the local charity shop, I have a good rummage through the boxes of vinyl. It’s usually hit and miss when I go through the 7" box, especially when I haven’t got my glasses with me.
Friday, June 12, 2015
Thursday, June 11, 2015
PS: Thanks to Russell and Peter Bevan drawing this sad occasion to my attention.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
(Review by Lance).
Monday, June 08, 2015
(Review by Ann Alex/Photos by Liza Robson).
The Jazz Co-op’s third venture into a jazz and folk evening was rather surreal but very enjoyable. Much of the evening was in fact enhanced by the presence of singer/songwriters – 6 or so such people came after their songwriting class at Newcastle College. The songs were of a high standard, mostly sad songs of lost love, so thank you Liza, Joanne, and Sandy Comet and The Winklepickers.
Sunday, June 07, 2015
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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.)