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Randy Brecker: "It's still a thrill for me today to stand out front of a big band as the soloist and hear all that sound going on behind you. It brings the best out of me" - (DownBeat June 2019).

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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.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Good Duos Come in Threes!

I made my regular Saturday afternoon saunter to South Shields and, as is my wont, called into the library.
Down in the depths of the building - in the Music Dept. - I noted they were selling off some CDs including three jazz ones that, by intent - or more likely coincidence, happened to be duo recordings.
And what duos!
Bob Barnard with John Sheridan not only brought back memories of those famous Vanguard recordings of Ruby Braff and Ellis Larkins but also Bob's more recent gig at Trinity Church, Gosforth with Roly (Veitch) and the gang. Some great numbers including that old favourite of Muggsy's You're Lucky To Me. A new one to me (written 1933 by Johnson and Coslow!) was Black Moonlight. Great number - love the way the notes fall together on bars 5 - 8. Checked out versions by Mel, Ernestine and Anita on Spotify but hey - Amanda King gets the cigar!
Tommy Smith and Brian Kellock made for an interesting comparision with Brian's gig at Scarborough with Julian Arguelles. Two very different tenor players but one thing is sure - Brian Kellock brings out the best in whoever he's paired with. A choice selection of 'Gassers'.
Benny Green and Russell Malone. Not Green the late sax/broadcaster or Green the late bop trombone player but Green the piano who is far from late! Coupled with guitarist Russell Malone - the pair prove to be another well matched duo playing lines that both contrast and complement in a mix of standards and originals.
A good day rounded off with a pint of Hook Norton Gold in JDW's.
Lance.

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