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Claire Martin: "People think that it's the Americans that swing the hardest - I think us Europeans give them a fair run for their money." (Jazzwise March 2019).

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Today Friday February 22

Afternoon

Jazz

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening.

Hand to Mouth - The Vault, Hallgarth St., Hexham NE46 1XD. Tel: 01434 603884. 7:30pm. £12.00.

Not Now Charlie + Tom Dixon Quartet - Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. Tel: 0191 232 6400. CD (EP) launch.

Swing Manouche w. Daniel John Martin - The Rabbit Hole, 17 Hallgarth St., Durham DH1 3AT. Tel0191 386 5556. 7pm. Book in advance.

Blues

No Time For Jive - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.

Revolutionaires - Brandling Villa, Haddricks Mill Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1QL. Tel: 0191 284 0490. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Thursday, March 12, 2015

CD Review: Ernesto Cervini - Turboprop.

Tara Davidson (alt/sop); Joehl Frahm (ten); William Carn (tmb); Adrean Farrugia (pno); Dan Loomis (bs); Ernesto Cervini (dms).
(Review by Lance).
Canadian drummer, Cervini, has assembled a Jazz Messengers' styled outfit that successfully incorporates the mood of what many consider to be the greatest modern jazz combo ever into a band for today.
Whilst retaining the almost unstoppable drive of Blakey's band Cervani, no lightweight behind the kit himself, has brought the music alive again for newer listeners with some superb originals of his own as well as reinventing Bird's Red Cross, Jarrett's The Windup and Claude's [Debussy] The Engulfed Cathedral - I doubt if the original Messengers would have got anywhere near this!
The horns blow in the hard bop tradition yet manage to respect Debussy on the latter number. If, at times, it may have been thought Debussy was turning in his grave, rest assured it was only so he could hear this gorgeous piece better.
Apart from being a fine drummer, composer and arranger, Cervani is very much a promoter of Canadian jazz and this CD is as good an example as you're going to hear of what is happening across the [North American] border today.
Lance.

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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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