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Curtis Stigers: “I’m a jazz singer. I’m not a saxophonist. When I stand in front of a band like the Danish Radio Big Band or Ronnie Scott’s, I usually tend to leave the instrument on the stand.” – (The Northern Echo 20 July 2017)

Tamsin Austin, Director of Performance Programme, Sage Gateshead: “SummerTyne is our largest festival and we absolutely love it!” – (The Northern Echo 20 July 2017)

Today Saturday July 22

Afternoon
SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017 - Sage Gateshead. Day two of three. Details. From 12 noon all day.
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Evening
Steve Glendinning (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2AE. 7:30pm. No cover charge.
The Hookahs - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
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Big Chris Barber Band - Alnwick Playhouse. 7:30pm. £21.50/£20.50.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Monday, August 11, 2014

CD Review: Matthieu Marthouret Bounce Trio - Small Streams ... Big Rivers

Matthieu Marthouret (org/keys); Toine Thys (ten); Gautier Garrigue (dms).
(Review by Lance).
A classic organ trio capable of laying down a groove without being stuck in a rut. The format may at times bring to mind past organ masters such as Shirley Scott, McDuff, McGriff or Wild Bill Davis but the end product is a few decades further down the line and more in keeping with the jazz of today (but fortunately not tomorrow!)
It's funky, it's danceable and it's very listenable.
Musicians these days are rarely out and out specialists, usually finding something in whatever genre they're called upon to perform. In Marthouret we have a musician passionate about music in its many guises be it classical; jazz; rock or traditional French folk. On this disc his jazz hat is firmly fixed alongside his composer's coat (he wrote 5 of the pieces.)
Tenorman Thys chipped in with a couple of compositions as well as blowing angular lines that incorporate the full range of the horn - and beyond!
Garrigue, a composer in his own right although not represented as such on this disc provides the drive that propels this collection along.Chapeaux!
Lance.
Matthieu Marthouret Bounce Trio - Small Streams ... Big Rivers is due for release by Bartok Records on September 22.

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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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