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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 Friday April 28

Afternoon
Rendezvous Jazz - The Black Horse, Front St., Monkseaton, Whitley Bay NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.
Dean Stockdale Trio - Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. 1pm. £5.
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Evening
Emma Fisk's Hot Club du Nord - St. Cuthbert's Centre, Church Hill, Crook DL15 9DN. 7:30pm.
Matt Roberts Sextet - Voodoo Café, Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 8pm. £6. 01325 467555. Darlington Jazz Festival.
Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7:00pm.
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Lazy River Jazz Band - Blenkinsopp Castle Inn, Nr. Greenhead CA8 7JS. 8pm. £5. Dancers welcome! 07721 375278 for more details.
To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Gig of the Month (January)

I haven't been to very many gigs this month so perhaps my colleagues Russell, Steve, Ken, Ann, Kath etc can add their choices.
For me the Paul Skerritt Band at Hoochie Coochie stood out as did The Allsorts Band at The Globe, The DB Project at the Jazz Café and, of course, the two jam sessions at the latter venue.
I look forward to your choices.
Lance.
PS: Of course tonight's gigs at the Jazz Café or The Globe could well join the above list!

7 comments :

  1. The Durham University Big Band (Laura Paul, vocals) at the Forum, Darlington, then at the tail-end of the month the Dead Hedge Trio at the Jazz Café took the honours!

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  2. Has to be Laura Jurd septet at the Black Swan

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  3. Paul Skerritt Band at Hoochie Coochie? Or maybe Trio Gitan at the Lit and Phil? We're so lucky in this little old town to have all this great music.

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  4. For us in Ashington it has to be Alter Ego at the Elephant
    Friends in jazz

    John T

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  5. Its nice that us, The DB Jazz Project are in the list. Thanks who came to the jazz café. David Keighley

    DB JAZZ

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  6. from Ann Alex
    I don't know if this is allowed, but I'd like to nominate the drum solos in the film 'Whiplash' as my gig of the month. And I hope that the tutors on the Jazz Co-op courses aren't going to become tyrants like the mentor in the film. Talk about being obsessive!

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  7. Ann, they never met you at the Arts Advance Writers Group -"Not quite my punctuation Mr Liddle".

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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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