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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.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Last night at the Globe

There were three gigs in Newcastle last night that I'd wanted to go to, but this was the one that most appealed. Sadly, the dreaded lurgi intervened and I could but play the band's recent CD and imagine I was there.
Fortunately, Dave Parker was there and he penned this succinct review on Facebook (Take note Steve T). Lance.
Great gig at The Globe inspired by the music of Fats Waller. I've had my ears opened!
Mark Lewandowski (bass); Lia Noble (piano); Paul Clarvis (drums).

3 comments :

Steve T said...

Liam Noble Lord Edis of the South. Leader also rated by no. 1 son. Dep drummer did great job.
Singing iffy but added to fun and I think that of all Jazz singers (all need to listen to some Soul).
Attendance a shame for those there and those not but made it more relaxed. As Trilok Gurtu said in Sage 1. We're used to it.

Steve T said...

Seems unfair to continue this discussion on a review of a Polly Gibbons album.
Gladys Knight has a terrific voice but, like Benson, has suffered from serious lapses in taste over the decades which, according to no 1 sister and brother in law, she brought to the Sage last year.
Like Lady Soul and Diana Ross, she descended into cabaret.
Most singers nowadays listen to Ella, Billie, Nina and media music - what Frank called radio music. Nothing makes you realise how lightweight, naff and childish media music is like real soul, which is precisely why the media simply pretends it doesn't exist.
I'd also like to say a word about the various North East singers, where we're doing rather well thank you very much.

Lance said...

Who was the dep drummer for Clarvis?

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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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