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Today Thursday May 25

Afternoon
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Rd., Holystone, Newcastle (ish) NE27 0DA. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
Strictly Smokin' Big Band - Millstone, Haddricks Mill Rd., South Gosforth NE3 3DB. 7pm. Free.
Maine St. Jazzmen - Potters Wheel, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5EE. 8:30pm. 0191 4888068.
Dulcie May Moreno - Bar Loco, Leazes Park Rd., Newcastle NE1 4PG. 8pm? Free? 0191 2325871 to confirm times etc.
Ray Johnson/Richard Herdman - Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8pm. £5.
Babmus - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £3/£2 (students/MU).
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Doo Wop Dollies - Queen's Hall, Beaumont St., Hexham NE46 3LS. 8pm. £10. 01434 652477.
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Tees Hot Club w. Richie Emmerson (tenor); Kevin Eland (trumpet); Ted Pearce (keys); Mark Hawkins (drums) - Dorman's, Oxford Rd., Middlesbrough. 9pm. Free.
New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - The Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees. 8:30pm.
Pocket Jazz Orchestra - Ship, Church Lane, Redmarshall, Stockton TS21 1EP. Free. 8:00PM.
Paul Skerritt Band - Pennyweight, Bakehouse Hill, Darlington DL1 5QA. 7pm. £25 (3 course meal inc.)
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Salute Adolphe with Stobart, Brass Jaw and more

(Report by Russell)
Radio 3 is the place to be this Saturday (August 30). Kathy Stobart is remembered on Jazz Record Requests (5:00pm) - nice one Hugh! and Brass Jaw come from the Edinburgh Fringe at six o’clock (Jazz Line-Up). The midnight appreciation of Mose Allison should be worth a listen (Geoffrey Smith’s Jazz) then on Sunday afternoon Radio 4 (1:30pm) broadcasts a programme that isn’t about jazz or maybe it is…The Map That Made Manhattan is a half hour documentary ‘Filled with the sounds and atmosphere of New York...’ Odds on a film noir, Bowery Boys, Hopper-esque soundtrack!
Monday’s date with Paul Jones (Radio 2, 7:00pm) celebrates more of the winners of this year’s British Blues Awards. Jools returns, not on the telly, he’s on Radio 2 (11:00pm) in a new thirteen week run of Jools Holland (turn on your other radio, tune to Radio 3 and  listen simultaneously to Jazz on 3). Jamie Cullum can be found in his usual Tuesday slot (7:00pm) and Radio 3’s Late Junction (11:00pm) can usually be relied upon for one or two jazz things. This evening’s installment offers Ornette Coleman and Steve Lacey and Wednesday’s edition – same time – promises Herbie Hancock. Fancy some heavy duty classical? John Adams and Mahler? Hmmm. The interval talk Proms Plus Intro (Radio 3, 8:15pm) takes as its subject Adolphe Sax (born 200 years ago). More Proms on Friday with more chance of some jazz – BBC Proms 2014 (Radio 3, 10:15pm) – features Paloma Faith, Urban Voices Collective and Guy Barker’s forty two piece orchestra. If you so choose, there is a simulcast (how American!) on BBC 4.    
Russell.  

2 comments :

  1. Thanks for the namecheck Russell! In retrospect, although I very much like my chosen track, it was perhaps a little KS - lite. Her playing shone through on the subseqent track "Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You" though, from the album "Kath Meets Humph". Superb. I loved the anecdote about Kathy Stobart swearing as well.

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  2. Well Hugh, I'm listening to the program now and the track you selected has, apart from Kathy, another north east connection in the form of pianist Martin Blackwell who has a lengthy solo introduction. Martin was, for a time, resident at Newcastle's Change Is night club and a frequent buyer of jazz LPs from me when I worked in Windows music shop. Judging by his solo he listened and learned from those discs! He's still going strong in London. A great player.

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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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