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Jeff Lindberg: "You can have innovative new music and you can play music of the masters. They're not going to cancel each other out" - (DownBeat June 2019).


2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards

The voting is open between now and May 31 to enable site visitors to nominate their choices in the various categories of this year's APPJAG awards which can be done here.
BSH was very proud to be nominated and to win the 2018 Media Award and hope we can have your support again this year.

Today Friday May 24



Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Giles Strong Trio - Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. Tel: 03000 269 524. 1:00pm. £5.00.



Dave Kelly & Christine Collister - Gala Theatre & Cinema, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA . Tel: 03000 266 600. 8:00pm. £18.00.

The Hookahs - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.

Groove-a-matics - Lindisfarne Club, West St., Wallsend NE28 8LG. Tel: 0191 262 4258. 9:00pm.

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

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Live at the Side

Those of us who enjoyed the May 5th session by the Paul Edis Trio and Athenian tenorman Vasilis Xenopolous will be delighted to know that the session has been preserved for posterity on a CD available from Paul Edis's MySpace site.
It's a well recorded disc that captures perfectly what was for many the best night of the season, which makes it of a very high standard indeed. From the opening "Surrey With The Fringe On Top" to the closing "I Can't Get Started" which segués into "Autumn Leaves" this was pure class. The Greek tenor player swings like Rollins (Sonny) on "St.Thomas" and rhapsodises like Coleman (Hawkins) on "Body and Soul". Paul Edis, piano; Mick Shoulder, bass; and Adam Sinclair, drums; who also produced the album, provide the foundation for Xeno's flights of fancy.
A couple of minor crits; it is "Surrey with THE fringe on top" not "A fringe on top" and packaging it in a slimline case spoils the presentation. I'd also have liked a bit background info about the players. However, it's the music that counts and, on that score, well worth the ten bar asking price.


Liz said...

"With eisenglass curtains you can roll right down, in case there's a change in the weather"
Lance I have often wondered if that"weather"was meant to have a double meaning by the lyricist, in other words "whether"do you get my drift?

Lance said...

I doubt it. If it had been by Rodgers and Hart I would have said, quite possibly, but not Rodgers and Hammerstein. Oscar Hammerstein didn't have the same clever turns of phrase that Larry Hart had.

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