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Bebop Spoken There

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 Monday September 25

Afternoon.
Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Classic Swing - Marquis of Granby, Streetgate, Sunniside NE16 5ES. 0191 4880954. 1pm. Free. New mainstream gig w. Bob Wade (trumpet); Olive Rudd (vocal) and other familiar faces.
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Alastair Lord (trumpet) & Kris Thomsett (organ) - St. Nicholas Cathedral, St. Nicholas Square, Newcastle NE1 1PF. 1:05. Free (retiring collection).
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Evening.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Lisa Mills @ Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival - July 2

(Review by Annie O' Donnell)
Lisa tells us she had 4 hours sleep and drove on the wrong side of road,
from where they drive in her Birth town in Mississippi and Mobile, Alabama where she now lives as a result of Hurricane Katrina.
She took us all to the church with her Gospel Country songs...
Sister Rosetta's The River is pure soul 
Sing Sing Sing Alleluia ...an Acapella delivery with her hand tapping on guitar as accompaniment
was something else...she stood alone on stage and belted out her God Given Voice. 
In these days of plastic retakes etc. She was 
MOVING TOUCHING. VULNERABLE POWERFUL
AND HAS THE YES YES FACTOR

Lisa is a Spiritual lady and I could sense her Faith
in her raw projection of what lies in her soul
her voice reflects the contents..
The song, Tell Me, is a prayer. The line,
Tell Me What Am I Supposed To Do? from her new album, I'M CHANGING

Her voice is Country Blues Gospel with Jazz Filtering through
in her Swing The Blues style, she is the real deal, no pastiche.
She commands with a powerful Acapella voice,
contrasted to an angelic whisper...
This beautiful auburn haired lady with a
Celtic look and smile and voice
as rich as the great Mississippi river
is a force to be reckoned with..
she is the gentle breeze and a whooshing wind ..
she could have been singing
Celtic Folk songs she has the
love of music written all over her face
and in her voice.

HER NEW ALBUM IS DEFINITELY WORTH BUYING...

Annie O' Donnell 

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

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