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Michael Feinstein: “Fred Astaire is my favorite singer. To me, he was the perfect interpreter of American popular song.” – (Jazz Times December 2014).

Bud Shank: “Once I saw California – that was it, I stayed.” – (Jazz Journal May 1991)

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Today Saturday February 25

Afternoon

Tees Valley Jazzmen - Devonport Hotel, 16-18 The Front, Middleton One Row, Darlington DL2 1AS. 01325 332255. 1:30pm. Free.

Evening

Bradley Johnston (Solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 7:30pm. No cover charge.

Redemption - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8pm. £5.

Rendezvous Jazz/ Levee Ramblers NOJB 'At the Jazz Band Ball 2' - The Exchange, Howard St., North Shields NE30 1SE. 7:30pm. £10/£8.50.

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Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Mick Cantwell Holds Court @ Henry’s Swing Club. October 7

(Review by Russell).
First Tuesday, Brandling Villa, the Lounge Lizards, sitters-in welcome. The South Gosforth hostelry did less business than usual. A T-Bone shuffle, Junior Wells, an excitable Crossroads, a sitters-in Clapton-JJ Cale jam, a stripped-down punk cover merchant – The Clash/White Stripes – and a showroom (pub) full of Fender Strats, Gibsons and rhythm section hardware. 
The Main Man bided his time. Mr Mick Cantwell, in the wings, chatted, drank beer, listened some, then stepped up. A soul-blues voice hewn from Tyneside’s industrial heartland, when Cantwell sings, it stays sung. Further On Up the Road (gritty tenor saxophone from the man), Need Your Love So Bad, Everyday I Have the Blues. The regular appearances of Cantwell are invariably in the company of Mr John McCree. Guitarists are ten-a-penny at Henry’s Swing Club, McCree’s participation takes it to another level. Cantwell and McCree – none better, catch them next time.
November’s date with Henry and co. is Tuesday 4th. You can expect fireworks a day early this year.        
Russell.

1 comment :

  1. I shall go to the next one, not been for ages, and not seen Mick since the last time we played at Brandling Villa. A great voice.

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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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