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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 Tuesday May 21

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Kamasi Washington - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4461. 7:30pm. £30.00.

River City Jazzmen w. Maureen Hall - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NN. Tel: 01670 813983. 8:00pm. £5 (raffle inc.) Bob Wade, Gordon Solomon, Keith Stephen, Phil Rutherford, Tommy Graham.

Lindsay Hannon Band - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

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

Monday, March 02, 2009

Roly Veitch Trio - Side Café

Roly Veitch (gtr/vcl), Noel Dennis (tpt/flug), Neil Harland (bs).
A small but attentive audience were appreciative of this miniature gem by Roly and his coherts. As always, known and not so well known standards were interspersed with original compositions tastefully served.
The highlights included Frishberg's "Dear Bix" sung with feeling by Roly and featuring some appropriate horn from Noel. "Line For Lyons", a tune made famous by the Gerry Mulligan Quartet, also came over well with good solos all round as well as some fuguelike interplay between guitar and flugel.
However, if I had to pick one tune to stand alone it would have to be "You're A Lucky Guy". This is my favourite tune of all time - or at least it is for today. I've got it on record by Becky Kilgore, Clifford Brown, Louis and Ruby Braff/ George Barnes but this is the first time I've ever heard it sung live for which I say "Thank you Roly - you, and the boys, did it justice."
Lance

6 comments :

russell said...

Hi Lance

A nice relaxed evening at the Side.
The second set struck me as being particularly good. '' Grey Skies, Still Waters '' , a Veitch original, was particularly evocative.I wonder, was it intended to evoke the skies and waters of Blaydon ? '' Stella by Starlight '' a favourite of mine and I guess, of trumpeter Noel Dennis, was a highlight.I hadn't heard '' Lotus Blossom '' for a while - a nice version.

It occurred to me, as the rain fell outside, as if in a Edward Hopper interior (!) that had Chet Baker,Ruby Braff,Gerry Mulligan or Jimmy Knepper wandered up the stairs they would have been asking to sit-in.

Russell

Lance said...

They'd have had to pay the cover first. Remember, I once attempted to charge Stan Tracey to go into his own gig!

Anonymous said...

Can't resist retelling the tale I used to recant in the early days of Blaydon J.C. (to appropriate jeers). Stella with it's two power stations was west, up river.
Well - Victor Young happened to be staying B&B in Blaydon and was so touched by the moonlit vista across the Tyne one evening he was inspired to write a song about it -Stella by Starlight.
Sorry
Anonymousish.

Lance said...

I think the lyric for Young Victor's Stella was by some guy called Ned from Washington.
My favourite is old Geordie Gershwin's "Wor Luv's Not Gannin' Neewhere."
Talking about composers - "There is No Greater Love" - Isham Jones.

Liz said...

Thanks,Lance, for letting me hear the Rebecca Kilgore version. It's a catchy tune & very clever lyrics. I do like her voice & cannot think why I have never heard that song before.

Roly said...

Russell Davies did a brilliant profile of Ned Washington a few years back - on his Sunday Radio 2 series. I've never forgotten it. Great songs and some hilarious moments too. Disney stuff, C&W songs and incl 'Singin' in the Bathtub'
'When You Wish Upon a Star' - what a gem that is. But then - Rawhide!
Amazing guy.
Roly

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