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Bebop Spoken There

Howard Riley: “When I started out playing jazz back in the late 50s, early 60s, if you wanted a gig you had to learn some standards.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Eric Harland: “I love swing and I’m always going to swing but I also know that you can take a hip-hop groove and improvise with that just like you would with a swing pattern.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Today Saturday April 29

Afternoon

1pm: Dean Stockdale Trio. 2:30pm: Abbie Finn Quartet 4pm: Rick Laughlin Trio - Quakerhouse, Mechanics’ Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. 01325 245052. 1:00-5:00pm. Free (donations).

Evening

Dave O’Higgins with Durham Alumni Big Band - Majestic Theatre, Bondgate, Darlington DL3 7JT. Support set by Durham County Youth Big Band (7:15pm). £12.00. (+ concs).

Late night jam session - Quakerhouse, Mechanics’ Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. 01325 245052.10:30pm. Free.

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Ruby Turner - Alnwick Playhouse. 7:30pm. £21.00. & £20.00.

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Fever & Friends - Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields NE333 3NG. 7:30pm. £12.00. 0191 454234.

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

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

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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