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Buddy Guy: "My mother said, 'You got flowers for me, give 'em to me now, because I'm not going to smell them when you put 'em on the casket'." - (DownBeat September 2018).

Marty Ashby: "I asked him what his gig was and he said 'I put the scores on the music stands'. I said, 'That's a gig?' And I realised there were four floors of guys like him, who supported some of the finest musicians in the world. But I was a jazz musician, and I was used to playing with some of the finest musicians in the world in front of the New York Public Library for tips. That's when I realised that jazz didn't have the same support system as classical music. - (DownBeat September 2018).

Today Wednesday August 15

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8:00pm. £1.00.

Stu Collingwood-Russ Morgan Organ Duo - Dun Cow, Brandling Village, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 4RS. Tel: 0191 338 7981. 8:00pm. Free.

Community Hall New Orleans Band - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm £3.00.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson Street, 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.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Take it to the Bridge @ The Chillingham. September 19


Dave Weisser (trumpet, flugelhorn & vocals), Paul Gowland (tenor saxophone), Mike Papapavlou (guitar), Barrie Ascroft (keyboards), Ray Truscott (electric bass) & Norman Redhead (drums) + second set Michael Howard (drums)
A regular night at the Chillingham. Ostensibly no stars. No advertised guests but plenty of star performers. Killer Joe (a regular in the pad) led by the flugelhorn of Dave Weisser, the Doris Day vehicle My Secret Love with Weisser’s vocal introduction, measured tenor by Paul Gowland and choice chords from guitarist Mike Papapavlou and Oleo (called by Papapavlou) made for yet another enjoyable set at the Chilli. Barrie Ascroft’s arrangement of Bill Evans’ Waltz for Debbie (aka Swing for Debbie) worked well and the combo cooked on Sam Jones’ Unit 7. On a sour note and I mean a sour note…the Chillingham, as a John Fitzgerald house, is noted for its quality beers. Well, let’s call this an off night. Belhaven 80 Shilling was flat, Workie Ticket (the glorious Workie Ticket) was poor, another beer poorer still, so the default beer – Guinness – saved the day (evening). It comes to something when Guinness trumps the real ales in a real ale establishment. Good session, Dave.
Russell           

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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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