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Today Monday October 23

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. Bob Wade (trumpet); Olive Rudd (vocal) and other familiar faces.
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Evening.

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Roller Trio @ The Bridge. October 23.

James Mainwaring (tenor saxophone), Luke Wynter (guitar) & Luke Reddin-Williams (drums)
Splinter @ The Bridge booked a young trio from Leeds yet few of the Splinter regulars showed-up. Other gigs in town clearly drew a few of them away but it was a disappointing turn-out. Roller Trio, perhaps best described as a ''power trio'' with influences ranging from trio VD, John Zorn, Mats Gustafsson (a recent visitor to the venue) to Sean Noonan. Tunes were tight, brief work-outs with some quirky titles - The Nail That Stood Up, Where's My Whip? and A Dark Place to Think. Tenor player James Mainwaring produced a harsh sound - consistently harsh - and that is most certainly a complimentary description given the group dynamic. Guitarist Luke Wynter produced fleet-fingered solos, often with a melodic element amidst the noise. Luke Reddin-Williams proved to be another immensely talented young drummer on the scene. Is there no end to the production line of gifted young musicians? Virtuoso stuff not for the faint-hearted. The Gateshead International Jazz Festival next March.will showcase the band on the afternoon of Saturday 24th March. A gig for the fearless.
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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