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Claire Martin: "People think that it's the Americans that swing the hardest - I think us Europeans give them a fair run for their money." (Jazzwise March 2019).

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Today Friday February 22

Afternoon

Jazz

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening.

Hand to Mouth - The Vault, Hallgarth St., Hexham NE46 1XD. Tel: 01434 603884. 7:30pm. £12.00.

Not Now Charlie + Tom Dixon Quartet - Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. Tel: 0191 232 6400. CD (EP) launch.

Swing Manouche w. Daniel John Martin - The Rabbit Hole, 17 Hallgarth St., Durham DH1 3AT. Tel0191 386 5556. 7pm. Book in advance.

Blues

No Time For Jive - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.

Revolutionaires - Brandling Villa, Haddricks Mill Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1QL. Tel: 0191 284 0490. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Blues Jam @ The Jazz Café

Paul Scott (gtr/vcl); Ray Truscott (bs); Martin (from Poland) (dms).
Newcastle's Jazz Café is totally unique - What you see is what you get. That can vary from all to nothing and while, for a moment, the latter seemed to prevail it did finally erupt into life.
Paul Scott is no mean picker and he really wailed behind some on-screen blues players.that Keith was showing on the large screen as he hopefully awaited the arrival of an audience. If the Newcastle peeps knew what they were missing they'd have been queuing  up for 24 hours!..
Ray Truscott showed with six-string bass guitar and we were off to some duo blows.
But not for long!
Martin flew in from Poland for this gig - well maybe not especially for this gig but he sat in on drums and the trio quickly gelled.
I Heard it on the Grapevine, Shine, I'll See You in my Dreams, All of Me revealed the guitarist to have a pleasing blues edged sixty a day voice.
The room filled up with various nationalities absorbing the ambience. They don't always get this in their own countries but they get it here and, oh yes, we even had a couple of Geordies in!
I can remember when all jazz clubs had this feel to it. You listen or you talk - if the music is good enough you listen...
Lance.

1 comment :

Eric said...

At least it was the original Jazz Cafe good musicians. Who the hell gave the name to the Sage Jazz Cafe? what an insult to Keith who works his balls off to keep the Cafe going shame on who ever put forward jazz cafe Sage. Bad show Guys.

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
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Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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