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Bebop Spoken There

Eubie Blake: “He [Willie The Lion Smith] played some tricky rhythms, if he'd seen them written down, he'd have said "Oh I couldn't play that", but he played them!” – (DownBeat May 24, 1973).

Mel Lewis: “They [kids] think the word "technique" means speed. The word "technique" just means the way you do something, that's all.” – (DownBeat July 19. 1973).

Today Saturday April 21

Happy Birthday Debra Milne.

Afternoon

Tees Valley Jazzmen - Hardwick Arms Hotel, 1 North End, Sedgefield TS21 2AZ. Tel: 01740 622305. 1:30pm. Free.

Evening


Pocket Dragon - Empty Shop, 35c Framwellgate Bridge, Durham. DH1 4SJ. 7:30pm. £7.00. (£5.00. advance).

Ubunye - BURC, Main Street, Spittal TD15 1RD. Tel: 07752 403409. 7:30pm. £8.00. (£5.00. child, £22.00. family).


Groove-a-matics @ Magnesia Bank, Camden Street, North Shields NE30 1NH. 9:00pm. Free.

The Hookahs - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson Street, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

CD Review: Jam Experiment – Jam Experiment

Alexander Bone (alto & soprano saxophones, synthesisers), Rory Ingham (trombone), Toby Comeau (keyboards & piano), Joe Lee (electric bass) & Jonny Mansfield (drums & percussion)
(Review by Russell)
It’s You opens Jam Experiment’s new album titled Jam Experiment with a drum and bass urgency, a slap-funk bass line and a first solo from co-leader, trombonist Rory Ingham. A positive opening declaration: This is us! Five young musicians living in London, studying at the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, an award-winning ensemble with careers in music ahead of them, Jam Experiment is an impressive debut.
Chorale (comp Mansfield) and First Day (comp Bone) reveal a collective appreciation of the art of the slower tempo. Sensitivity and listening ears have produced excellent results, equally, the quintet changes gear at will with the horns – Ingham and Alexander Bone – a prominent force on the trombonist’s Enough for Me, pianist Toby Comeau’s tilting Off on a Rant and Ingham’s familiar sounding Get it on Target.
Eight tracks, forty six minutes, Jam Experiment is an impressive calling card. Tour dates, including Herts Jazz (April 23), Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues Festival and a Birmingham Symphony Hall Foyer gig, will further enhance an already high profile – go hear the band for yourself. To purchase the album Jam Experiment by Jam Experiment visit the band’s website: www.jamexperiment.com.   
Russell.

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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.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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