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Piers Paul Read: "Bruce Reynolds and Biggs shared an interest in Sex, Jazz and Hemingway." - (The Train Robbers by Piers Paul Read, Coronet Books 1979.)

George Shearing: "Speaking about Johann Sebastian Bach I think he'd be a real jazzer if he were alive today. I mean any man who has two wives, twenty kids, gets kicked out of the church for being too harmonically radical and drinks beer can't be all wrong can he?" - (Crescendo March 1984.)

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Today Thursday July 19

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Maine St. Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Holywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NJ. 8:30pm. Free.

Alexys de Alfaro: Guitar Dreams with Coco Vega - Prohibition Bar, Arch 3, Brandling Street, Gateshead NE8 2BA. Doors 7:00pm. A ‘jar on the bar’ gig. Guitar & percussion.

Alter Ego - St James’ & St Basil’s Church, Fenham Hall Drive, Newcastle NE4 9EJ. 7:30pm. £10.00.

Jesse Bannister Quartet - Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. £10.00. (£8.00. concs.). JNE.

Northern Monkey Brass Band - Jubilee Park, Spennymoor DL16. 6:00-9:00pm. Free. Big BRASS Bash (Durham Brass Festival).

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm.

Tees Hot Club w. Donna Hewitt (alto); Josh Bentham (tenor); Dave Archbaid (keys) - Dormans Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 9pm. Free.

Jazz Jam - Fire Station, High Street West, Sunderland SR1 3DT. Tel: 0191 594 7241. 8pm. Free.

Billy's Buskers: Plug in and Play - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 7:00pm. Free.

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

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Paul Edis (New York) Trio with Graham Hardy @ The Jazz Café. July 3

Paul Edis (piano), Mick Shoulder (double bass), Adam Sinclair (drums) & Graham Hardy (trumpet)
(Review by Russell)
New York edition of Time Out: Tonite at the Village Vanguard the Paul Edis Trio with special guest Graham Hardy. Rewrite: Tonight at the Jazz Café the Paul Edis Trio with special guest Graham Hardy. The evening began promisingly; a Pink Lane (Newcastle) seagull took aim and…SPLAT! deposited a present on your reviewer’s foot (not head!). On arriving at the Vanguard, sorry, Jazz Café, mine host Kay suggested purchasing that lottery ticket! The door open, few walked in strolling up from (Grand) Central Station.
Nostalgia in Times Square. The Paul Edis Trio on top form. Take the [ever-so-slow] A Train (a fleeting reference to I’m Beginning to See the Light). The Paul Edis Trio on top form – ‘killing’ as New Yorkers would say. In walked Clifford, special guest tonite here at the Vanguard. Edis couldn’t help himself – New York this, New York that. You’d be forgiven for thinking he’d just returned from the Big Apple! Graham ‘Clifford’ Hardy walked the short distance from his nearby brownstone loft apartment to sit in with Edis, Shoulder and Sinclair. Joyspring, Moon River, Au Privave. Great solos from Hardy and Edis, and Shoulder and Sinclair.  
Edis reported New York had been hot, hot, hot. No surprise there. Jazz Café, Newcastle was hot, Big Apple-style. Sweltering temperatures, red-hot playing from the best trio in town (and on this occasion, guest GH). Balkan buskers walked on by, looking to make a nickel or a dime. Tattooed uglies walked on by, blokes too. The door was open, the few walked in wandering up from (Grand) Central Station. The new beer – Border Hadrian’s Coast to Coast – could become a favourite. Chatting with JC there could be a review or two from Sur le Continent to look forward to.
Second set: Edis originals Lines and A Stab in the Dark (the latter with a Sinclair Blakey feel) could have been called at a Big Apple jam session…one day, one day. Coltrane put in an appearance (spiritually) on Central Park West, Parisian Thoroughfare featured GH (PE quoted Joyspring). A ballad – Blame it on My Youth (street sounds accompaniment) and to close – In Walked Bud. Another excellent night at the Jazz Café. Good to hear GH. The Paul Edis Trio – NYC or Jazz Café, Newcastle upon Tyne  – it’s the essential gig. 
Russell.

1 comment :

Ann Alex said...

I wonder if your seagull was the same one that splattered on me and my handbag on Thursday morning as I was on my way to a meeting!
Ann Alex

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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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