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Howard Riley: “When I started out playing jazz back in the late 50s, early 60s, if you wanted a gig you had to learn some standards.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Eric Harland: “I love swing and I’m always going to swing but I also know that you can take a hip-hop groove and improvise with that just like you would with a swing pattern.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Today Saturday April 29

Afternoon

1pm: Dean Stockdale Trio. 2:30pm: Abbie Finn Quartet 4pm: Rick Laughlin Trio - Quakerhouse, Mechanics’ Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. 01325 245052. 1:00-5:00pm. Free (donations).

Evening

Dave O’Higgins with Durham Alumni Big Band - Majestic Theatre, Bondgate, Darlington DL3 7JT. Support set by Durham County Youth Big Band (7:15pm). £12.00. (+ concs).

Late night jam session - Quakerhouse, Mechanics’ Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. 01325 245052.10:30pm. Free.

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Ruby Turner - Alnwick Playhouse. 7:30pm. £21.00. & £20.00.

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Fever & Friends - Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields NE333 3NG. 7:30pm. £12.00. 0191 454234.

Bradley Johnston (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 7:30pm. No cover charge.

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

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Marko/Paulo Quartet @ Number 28 August 2

Paul Gowland (ten/alt); Mark Williams (gtr); John Pope (bs); Mark Robertson (dms).
(Review by Lance.)
Number 28 was crowded they were standing ten deep at the bar so we adjourned to The Bacchus where they were standing twenty deep at the bar. Finally, in the Duke of Wellington. the bar was more accessible so we managed a pint of Northumbrian Blonde.
Back to Number 28 where the crowd had thinned and the bar was visible.. San Miguel was the poison here and the Marko Paulo Quartet the antidote.
It was a good way to detox listening to four of the regions top players. Gowland has, no doubt, Met Miss Jones on many occasions and on this one he positively ravished her - I'm sure it was consensual - before handing her over to Williams who showed a little more tlc. Pope took her for a walk and Robertson exercised the Pal Joey philosophy "Treat a dame like a lady and a lady like a dame". the drummer adopted the latter approach and the lady didn't mind at all!
The rest of the set varied with a mix of esoteric meanderings, a fusion like piece and a number that reached out to the nether regions with no prisoners taken. It was a good set and I'd like to have stayed for the second but time and tide wait for no one and nor does the number 27 so it was goodbye to number 28 and hello to number 27.
Music excellent.
Lance..

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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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