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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.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

GIJF Day 1: Binker & Moses @ Sage Gateshead - March 31

Binker Golding (tenor saxophone) & Moses Boyd (drums)
(Review by Russell)
Tenor sax and drums! Young British musicians Binker Golding and Moses Boyd are currently on the road as a duo with their take on the intense, full-on tenor and drums rollercoaster. This Sage Two cockpit theatre, late night event drew a large and enthusiastic Gateshead International Jazz 
Festival crowd. Few, if any, of those present would have heard John Coltrane live. Indeed few of the many young people present would be anything other than into Binker and Moses and a good thing too. The Millennial generation will find its own way into jazz.

Tenor man Golding cuts the more serious figure, Boyd the more carefree, genial character. As in any successful partnership, there is an understanding of principle and procedure. Golding hit on a hard-blowing riff and Boyd wasn’t inclined to let him down gently, rapid-fire bass pedals kicking in urging ever-greater lung-busting feats from Golding. As and when the tenor dropped out (Golding swigging bottled water and drawing in oxygen) Boyd didn’t stop, no way! Lightening quick, hands and feet, a powerhouse display behind the traps, Golding’s rejuvenated tenor looking to clamber aboard the roller coaster once more.
Binker and Moses – let’s be specific, Moses – said it was great to be in Newcastle, never having visited before. The Geordie crowd put the record straight…Gateshead! A light bulb moment…the duo had been here – that’s Sage Gateshead – with Zara McFarlane. Laughter, apologies, then on with the show. The two twenty-somethings are accomplished musicians, this full-on project has a way to go. Next time, be it Newcastle, Gateshead, or anywhere else for that matter, get on board the Binker-Moses’ rollercoaster.

Russell.

1 comment :

  1. They also supported Bad Plus and a shortish support slot was enough for me. I've ordered the album, mostly cos they're joined by various other musicians on the second CD, so I'm really looking forward to the contrast.

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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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