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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.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

GIJF: The (almost) Complete Works.

I think we can say that we did the 2017 edition of GIJF rather proud this year! Almost a blanket coverage with possibly more to come!
Thank you to Ann, Russell, Steve T, Steve H, Ken Drew, Hugh C and everyone else who chipped in.
It was quite a weekend!
Reviews:

Laura Jurd's Dinosaur & Daniel Herskedal.
Clare Teal & her Hollywood Orchestra.
Binker & Moses.
Dean Stockdale Trio.
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Three Nations Under One Groove.
ICP & Garibaldi Plop Orchestra.
Ronnie Scott's All Stars.
GoGo Penguin & Shobaleader.
Miles Mosley.
Jam Session.
All About the Concourse.
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Sulzmann/Iles duo/Trish Clowes 'My Iris' Quartet. 
Jambone w. Zoe Gilby & Matt Anderson.
Jazz Africa/Jazz Cuba.
Alan Broadbent & Georgia Mancio Songbook Quartet.
Paul Edis (solo piano).
John Pope Quintet.
Family Jazz All Stars w. Zoe Gilby.
Thomasz Stanko Quartet.
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Festival Fringing.
Before and After.

Lance.

1 comment :

  1. Family stuff meant I missed Friday and most of sat, but I'd more or less made that decision beforehand. The 3 shows I may have been interested in were Laura Jurd, Binker + Moses and GoGo Penguin, all of whom I saw at the Sage last year, and I'd rather have Jurd just with her Dinosaurs, B+M as a support act and GGP as a headline, the headliners dividing opinion on whether it was Jazz or any good, with no obvious decisions along lines of age, regular or visitor, geek or philistine, musician or not.
    Miles Mosley was brilliant but a part of me held out hope for the earthquake I still anticipate.
    Popes Ornette Quintet meant I was there for Trish Clowes, which I enjoyed more than the album, which may or may not have been the Ross Stanley affect. Incidentally the first time I ever saw him live was with Steve Howes Jazz trio, featuring his son Dylan Howe on drums.
    Sunday night was great too but as relevant to readers of Songlines as Jazzwise, and while the first band were probably Jazz first and the second (and best) certainly were, it was only mildly disappointing that the final act of the festival was world music first and Jazz second or third; but I split hairs.

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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.
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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.)
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