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Gregg Field: "If I play an aggressive fill, he [Sinatra] might look back with a huge grin on his face. But if we don't do something right, we get the ray, and his ray makes Benny Goodman's ray look like Mother Theresa's ''- (Down Beat June 1995).

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Clifford Brown: "Club owners hire stars, but try to save money by putting in a local rhythm section. If these new men are weak musically, they hurt the star's reputation too." - (Down Beat May4, 1955).

Archives.

Today Thursday September 29

Afternoon.
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - The Holystone Bar and Restaurant,Whitley Rd. , Newcastle upon Tyne NE27 0DA.1:00pm. Free.
Tees Valley Jazzmen - No 1 Champagne Bar, Market Place, Bishop Auckland. 12:30pm. Free.
Evening.
See Nine - Hoochie Coochie, 54 Pilgrim St., Newcastle NE1 6SF. 8:30pm. Free.
Tees Hot Club w. Guests Kevin Eland (tpt) & Richie Emmerson (ten) - Dorman's, Oxford Rd., Middlesbrough. 9pm. Free.
Maine St., Jazzmen - Potter's Wheel, Sunniside, Tyne and Wear, 8:30pm. Free.
Descarga! - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. Free.
New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge Hotel, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees. 8:30pm.
The Big Chris Barber Band - Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. 7:30pm. £21 (£20 conc.)
Pocket Jazz Orchestra w. Jud Downes (tpt) - The Ship, Church Lane, Redmarshall TS21 1EP. 8:30pm. Free.
Strictly Smokin' Big Band - The Millstone, Haddricks Mill Rd., South Gosforth, 7:00pm. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Jazz At The Chilharmonic "The Closer".

As forecast in the previous post, the Alan Glen Trio served up a tasty appetiser for this coming Monday's gig at the Side Café with their usual aplomb. "My Romance" was everything a tune of that title should be; the tenderness just oozed from the speakers. Equally emotive was "Young and Foolish" that for some reason brought "Waltz For Debbie" to mind. An up tempo "It's You or No One" swung along whilst the closing "Milestones" had powerful solos all round - not least from Dave Carnegie on drums. Lawrence Blackadder kept the ship steady throughout despite an amp that occasionally exploded across the beat.
Take it to the Bridge's personnel this week saw John Rowland (ten) and Paul Edis (alt) alongside Dave Weisser (tpt) in the front line. The rhythm section comprised; Mick Danby (bs gtr), Barry Ashcroft (pno) and Eric Stutt (dms).
The Jam brought Nicola in on alto, replacing the other two saxes, Mike Lamb (tpt) and the ever present Daniel on guitar. Daniel's solo on "Well You Needn't" raised the bar a notch or two - he copped. He also won the CD!

1 comment :

  1. Hi Lance

    I agree,David Carnegie excelled on Milestones.Its great to have the chance to hear a class piano trio on something like a regular basis.

    Nicola on alto is worth hearing,as is the ever-interesting Daniel on guitar.

    I would recommend,without hesitation,that anyone thinking of going along to hear Alan Glen should simply get out the house,make the effort and they won't be disappointed!

    Russell

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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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