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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 Monday May 20

Afternoon

Jazz

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Paul Edis Trio @ Hoochie Coochie

Paul Edis (keys); Mick Shoulder (bs); Adam Sinclair (dms).
Okay, so I'm a simple soul. The machinations of the minds of others only serve to confuse me more - like tonight!
In my naivety, I figured that the opportunity to hear Paul Edis in trio format, in luxurious surroundings and for free would have had every jazzbo east of the sun and west of the Byker Bridge fighting to be in.
It wasn't like that! The local jazz hierarchy was absent in its entirety and, apart from Brian Chester, Claire Kelly, Hil and a couple of others there were few musos either.
The point I'm making is that this has the potential to be a good town centre gig that is open to local musicians. Is it not too much to ask that fans and players get out and support each other?
Having got that off my chest, it was a great couple of sets by Paul who, freed from the confines of his other commitments, was able to fly like I've never heard him fly before! The final Indiana was second only to the Bud Powell version or was it the other way around?
This was the culmination of two superb sets enjoyed by the appreciative audience.
Earlier we'd had Watermelon Man, My Funny Valentine Waltz For Debby to name but a few - oh yes and an Edis original entitled Dedicated to Duke and not Dedicated to a Duck as it appeared in a previous review on this site! 
Mick and Adam were also in full flight throughout.
Tremendous!
Lance.

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