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Billy Eckstine: "I'm a negro performer with a Jewish name." [after being asked what his golf handicap was] - (Mr B by Cary Ginell. Hal Leonard Books 2013 January 2019).

Today Wednesday December 12

Afternoon

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

Jess Johnson - Park Hotel, Grand Parade, Tynemouth NE30 4ER. Tel: 0191 295 6666. 12 noon. £65.00. & £29.95. Xmas lunch.

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Folk and Acoustic - The Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. Free.

Jam session - Dun Cow, Brandling Village, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 4RS. Tel: 0191 338 7981. 8:00pm. Free. House trio: Mark Williams, Andy Champion, Russ Morgan.

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

Swing Street - Pier Red, Castlegate, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 1LF. Tel: 01289 309168. 8:00pm. Free.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson Street, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

Dean James & The Black Dogs - Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DX. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 8:00pm. Free.

Big Mellis Mini Band - Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. From 7:00pm. Future Grooves (Music degree students). Multi bill, Sage Two. £5.00.

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

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

CD Review: Pamela Hines - 3.2.1.


Pamela Hines (pno); David Clark (bs); Yoron Israel (dms). 
(Review by Lance).
We seem to have had an abundance of piano playing Pamela persons lately - well two actually, the other one being Pamela York. Both are fine players and it would be unfair to draw comparisons and I can honestly say I enjoyed them both in equal measure.
Ms. York chose to work her magic on some secular standards whilst Ms Hines - now there's a name to conjure with - went down Bill Evans Road and very successfully too.  The Evans' pieces are 34 Skidoo, B Minor Waltz and Loose Blues (2 takes). Standards were also in the introspective Evans mode. Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most, East of the Sun and a  delicious solo exploration of I Guess I'll Hang My Tear Out To Dry.
The album's title 3.2.1 derives from the fact that although it is primarily a trio disc, both takes of Loose Blues are played as a duo (bass and piano) and the final I Guess I'll Hang My Tear Out To Dry. track is a piano solo.
If I have one small reservation it is that I found the drum solos too long for a trio setting - particularly on the opening 34 Skidoo track. Others I am sure will disagree. That aside, I look forward to hearing more of her work. The problem I now face is which of the two Pamela's get's the accolade of CD of the Month?
Pamela Hines - 3.2.1. was released Spice Rack Records on January 15.
For more details visit  www.pamelahines.com.
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.
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