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Today Tuesday February 19

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Evening

Jam Session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, 54 Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 1SG. 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. Bradley Johnston, Paul Grainger, Russ Morgan +?

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

Saturday, August 18, 2012

CD Review: Beverley Beirne and her Quartet - Seasons of Love.

Beverley Beirne (vcl); Mike Cox (ten); Graham Hearn (pno); Ian Mann or Adrian Knowles (bs);  Ronnie Bottomley (dms).
Beverley Beirne is the latest aspiring jazz diva to roll off the seemingly endless conveyor belt onto an already over-crowded stage. Where are all these girls going to find venues to hawk their wares? 
Ilkley based Ms Beirne manages to avoid being too stylised and the smoky, sultry, timbre of her voice, despite occasional lapses of intonation, is quite appealing, particularly the sense of ennui that The End of a Love Affair evokes - assisted by some supportive tenor from Cox 
You're Looking At Me - a spritely, albeit self-deprecating, lyric from Bobby Troup - also works well. In fact, one of the album's strengths lies in the choice of material which avoids the hackneyed.
Welcome aboard Beverley - we'll just have to get a bigger stage! God knows what we'll do if the guys rush into jazz singing as enthusiastically as you gals!
Away from the vocals, the tenor and piano solos are delights in themselves and bass and drums keep the faith
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Lance.

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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.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
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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