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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 Wednesday May 22

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Julija Jacenaite & Alan Law - Jazz Café, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 261 5618. 2:00pm. Free. Café Mezzanine (first floor, access via crafts shop).

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Blues

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Monday, March 09, 2009

Steve Waterman Quartet - Side Café

Steve Waterman (tpt), Paul Edis (pno), Ken Marley (bs), Adrian Tilbrook (dms).
Tonight, away from the tight framework of the Jazz Orchestra, Steve Waterman proved equally adept in a small band situation and gave those fans who made the effort a display of what it may have been like to hear Lee Morgan or Freddie Hubbard in a small club in New York. Every trumpet player should have been here tonight; their lives and inspiration would have become wider and more enlightened. As it was, they weren't - their loss.
However, I'm not here to preach just to say that it was another knock-out evening by four brilliant musicians. Paul Edis was his inventive and occasionally humourous self as was Ken and Adrian and they combined to form a cohesive quartet that could have been playing together for years. The final "I'll Remember April" was a real blast the ideas screaming from Steve's horn - he was on song tonight.
Earlier, Mulligan's "Night Lights" showed his more plaintive side as he bared his soul on flugel. Melancholia as well on "I Fall In Love Too Easily" - pure Chet. "Good Bait" and an uptempo "Here's That Rainy Day" were a couple of others that floated this man's boat.
I drifted home on a cloud.
Lance

3 comments :

Roly said...

Another great gig at The Side. As you said Lance, a lovely selection of repertoire finishing with a stonking 'I'll Remember April'.
International class trumpet/flugel plus superb backing - what more could jazz fans want?
Memorable.
Roly

cptfinch said...

It was great to hear a top class horn player in such close quarters. I enjoyed the first 2 numbers - Days of Wine and Roses and Jeru(?). Another highlight was the 5 minute constant circular breathing cadenza.

russell said...

Hi Lance

Once again in agreement with the comments already posted.Top class stuff.

Russell

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