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Today Sunday February 24

Afternoon

Jazz

Musicians Unlimited - Park Inn, Park Road, Hartlepool TS26 9HU. Tel: 01429 233126. 1:00pm (doors 12 noon). Free.

Vieux Carré Hot 4 - Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12:00-3:00pm. 1920's jazz in Trencher's, Restaurant, the Champagne Bar & Valerie's Tearooms.

Jazz Social - Fire Station, High St West, Sunderland SR1 3DT. Tel: 0191 594 7241. 3:00-5:00pm. Last Sunday in month jam session.

Daniel John Martin w Swing Manouche - Claypath Deli, Claypath, Durham DH1 3407209. 4pm £7 (£5 concs).

More jam - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 3:00pm. Free.

Blues

Broken Levee - Tyne Bar, Maling St., Newcastle NE6 1LP. Tel: 0191 265 2550. 4:00pm. Free.

St Dom &the Sinful - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 3:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Debra Milne & Steve Glendinning - Quakerhouse, Mechanics' Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. Tel: 01325 245052. 6:15 pm. £5. Darlington Jazz Club.

DU Jazz Soc jam session - Fabio’s Bar, Saddler St, Durham DH13NP. Tel: 0191 383 9290. 7:30pm. Free.

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

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Thank You from Eric Boeren.

(To avoid the risk of 'losing' this comment from Eric Boeren I have published it as a seperate post - Lance)
Thanks good people of Newcastle for the warm reception our quartet received at the Side Café. We had a ball.
I do read a bit of confusion as to what instrument I am playing: a cornet, made by C.G. Conn in the early 1930's. It does look like a trumpet but the 'inside' is conical where a trumpet is cylindrical. The 'feel' of a trumpet is different from the cornet and the sound is more pregnant. My guess is that, since in those years the greatest trumpet player of all time (at least to me) Louis Armstrong, had switched from cornet to trumpet, the Conn Company started to cater for those cornet players who wanted to have an instrument that looked like that of their hero, but who could not come to terms with different resistence they were met with.
When I started out in 1979 (at 19) my first instrument was a cornet. A short model with a so called 'shepherd's crook'. Later on I was asked by several group leaders that I was working for to play the trumpet. But I could never come to terms with the different feel and response of the trumpet. On top of that I found it harder to blend with other horns. In the early 1990's I swapped back to the cornet. In 2001 I found this Conn that I have been playing ever since. It blends nicely with reed instrumemts and, maybe due to it being designed looking like a trumpet, I can play in big bands without feeling lost in the section. On behalf of Sean, Wilbert and Paul I would like to thank you all once more for your warm welcome and ditto reception of our music. We can't wait to come back to Newcastle. Eric Boeren
(This comment was in reply to postings by Roly and Russell.)

1 comment :

Lance said...

I think everyone is in agreement that you / the quartet will be very welcome to come back. Hopefully in a bigger venue.

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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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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.)
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