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Artie Shaw: “I'm not interested in giving people what they want--I'm interested in making music.” – (DownBeat October 15, 1939).

Jason Marsalis: “There's so many places that this music can go and there's a lot yet to be discovered.'” – (DownBeat April 2018)

Today Tuesday March 20


Classic Swing - The Ship, Front St., Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.


Jam session - Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. Free.

Jazz Blowers’ Easter Concert - Hurworth Grange Community Centre, Hurworth Road, Hurworth Place, Darlington DL2 2BN. 7:00pm. £5.00. Concert in the Hadwin Lounge.

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

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

CD Review: Noemi Nuti - Nice To Meet You

Noemi Nuti (vocals, percussion); Quentin Collins (trumpet/flugelhorn); Filipe Monteiro (guitar); Chris Eldred, Andrew McCormack (piano); Tim Thornton (bass); Enzo Zirilli (drums/percussion).
(Review by Ann Alex)
This is the debut album from a singer of jazz and Brazilian music who has considerable musical training.  Noemi has appeared at Ronnie Scott’s and is at present touring in the UK.  The tour includes our Jazz Co-op in Newcastle on Saturday May 30!  Yes, another international artist booked by the Co-op.  Don’t miss this one!
The CD comprises Brazilian standards such as Danca da Solidao and Doralice; original songs which are influenced by Brazilian music; and songs rooted in contemporary jazz.  The musicianship is impeccable, adventurous and suffused with Latin rhythms. Ms Nuti’s voice is sweet with a very wide range, especially on tracks such as Synaesthesia, with its jazzy riffs from piano and voice.  There are tracks in both Portuguese and English, and the original songs are quite complex and I guess that they’d also sound even better at a live performance.  Like much Latin jazz, the love songs are enhanced by images from nature, such as the sea, the sand, or ‘long nights sipping cocktails.’  Tracks have titles such as Vista; The Shell; Tidal Surge. For instance, on the latter track the singer becomes an instrument and wordlessly portrays the flowing tide together with the trumpet and guitar.
The CD is released in the UK on March 9, Ubuntu Music UBU0001
And don’t forget May 30!
Ann Alex  

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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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