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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).


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 Tuesday May 21



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


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.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

CD Review - Kate Peters Septet.

Kate Peters (vcls); Ian Chalk (tpt); Matt Anderson (ten); Aubin Vanns (gtr); Zezo Olimpio (pno); John Marley (bs); Sam Gardner (dms).
Matt Anderson seems to be here there and everywhere! His henchmen Vanns, Marley and Gardner were with him on a recently reviewed CD by The Matt Anderson Quartet; the trio (sans Vanns) were part of the Matt Anderson Quintet's Songs of The Ridings set at Scarborough Jazz Festival and the quartet have even got a Splinter gig at The Bridge in Newcastle coming up (Oct. 30).
Their latest manifestation is as part of the Kate Peters Septet on a recently released CD.
Peters is yet another perfectly packaged chanteuse rolling off the endless conveyor belt of girl jazz singers - where do they all come from? She's good, intermingling a few soul/folk inflections into the jazz. On Moanin' the girl scats with the intensity of a Lee Morgan solo over a Blakey style rhythm section - impressive. The Way You Look Tonight over a shuffle rhythm and with a well constructed tenor solo by Anderson also works.
However, having said that, in an overpopulated market place, I don't think she has yet realised her full potential sufficiently enough to stand out from the crowd. I think she will.
Ian Chalk was a new name to me but he had some cracking solos that hit the spot.
All in all a band to look out for at a gig near you.
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PS: More Ian Chalk here.

1 comment :

ian chalk quartet said...

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