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Randy Brecker: "It's still a thrill for me today to stand out front of a big band as the soloist and hear all that sound going on behind you. It brings the best out of me" - (DownBeat June 2019).

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2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards

The voting is open between now and May 31 to enable site visitors to nominate their choices in the various categories of this year's APPJAG awards which can be done here.
BSH was very proud to be nominated and to win the 2018 Media Award and hope we can have your support again this year.

Today Wednesday May 22

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Julija Jacenaite & Alan Law - Jazz Café, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 261 5618. 2:00pm. Free. Café Mezzanine (first floor, access via crafts shop).

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Blues

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

CD Review: Daniel Herskedal - Slow Eastbound Train

Daniel Herskedal (tuba/bs tpt); Eyolf Dale (pno); Helge Andreas Norbakken (perc); The Trondheim Soloists (string chamber orchestra).
(Review by Lance)
A Norwegian tuba led quartet with a string chamber music quartet, do I need this?
Truth is I don't!
However, having said that, Herskdal is quite an amazing tuba player who produces a sound as mellow as many a trombone and flugel player. No longer a string bass substitute the instrument here is lyrical to the extent that it's not always easy to define the tracks where he plays the big one and the tracks where he uses the not so big one!
The band do some nice things behind him and the chamber music quartet aren't too intrusive but, as pleasant, and at times thought provoking, as the experience is I doubt if it will receive a third play.
Well, it did receive a third play and, as I became more involved in the music, I was increasingly drawn to the plaintive sound of the tuba and, indeed, I could envisage the progress of the Slow Eastbound Train - at times I was in the Dining Car, whilst at others I was in a double berth with a Nordic Princess. Music is the most evocative of the arts!
This is one for the listener to pass his own judgement on!
Lance.
Daniel Herskedal - Slow Eastbound Train was released on Monday April 6 by Edition Records (EDN 1057)

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