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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 Wednesday May 22

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Julija Jacenaite & Alan Law - Jazz Café, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 261 5618. 2:00pm. Free. Café Mezzanine (first floor, access via crafts shop).

Evening

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

Blues

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, 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.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

CD Review: Henrik Jensen's FOLLOWED BY THIRTEEN - Qualia.

Henrik Jensen (bass); Andre Canniere (tpt); Esben Tjalve (pno); Peter Ibbetson (dms).
(Review by Lance).
Two Danes, an American and a British guy walked into a recording studio.
It was a meeting of like souls (Qualia is a philosophical term meaning an unfamiliar word for something that could not be more familiar to each of us).
Jensen composed the pieces which provide the framework for the musicians to release their creative juices on this, the debut album for his group Followed by Thirteen. If the name refers to the band's Twitter following then once the CD has been heard they'll be changing the name daily!
Despite the globalisation of jazz today, to me, Canniere's trumpet sound and phrasing are, despite his name and his involvement with the European scene, totally American just as Tjalve's piano work, if not distinctly Danish, is unmistakably European. Ibbetson's drumming is totally British whilst Jensen's bass playing is probably mid-Atlantic!
I realise I'm making these generalisations with the hindsight of knowledge - put me in a darkened room and I'd probably refute what I've written!
Whatever, this cosmopolitan line-up works superbly well.
The themes are good and Canniere does stand out solo-wise although Tjalve is only a whisker behind. Ibbetson's drumming is living proof of why he is an A lister on the London circuit and Henrik Jensen is not merely a composer to watch but an imaginative and sensitive bass player.
The CD: Henrik Jensen's FOLLOWED BY THIRTEEN - Qualia was launched on June 17 and  will be released on July 29 by Jellymould. JM-JJ013.
Lance.

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