Jonathan Silk's Fragment Quartet- Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £10/£8. JNE/Schmazz gig.
Maine Street Jazzmen - Royal British Legion Club, West Jesmond ave., Newcastle NE2 3EX. 8:30pm. £5.
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
Northern Monkey Brass Band - The Fox, West End Tce., Hexham NE46 3DB. 9pm.
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Saturday, July 18, 2015
Roy Ayers @ Hoochie Coochie - July 17.
Roy Ayers (vbs/vcl); Jamal Peoples (keys); John Pressley (vcl); Donald Nicks (bs); ? (dms). + (I'm told) Chris Jelly (vbs).
(Review by Lance).
A fantastic night and I missed the icing on the cake! The end, like the 27 bus was nigh, so I slipped away only to discover this morning that local vibes king Chris Jelly joined the great man on stage and in doing so became a legend himself!
I suppose, in years to come, I'll go around saying "I was there" and actually get to believe it!
But even without this extra moment of magic it was a super session with, for me, Jamal Peoples the one who stood out brilliant as all the rest were.
The packed club showed their appreciation by applauding loudly and vociferously - it was a night and a half (and I missed the half!) Perhaps Roy Ayers will make up for it by sitting in on the next King Bee gig! Pics. Lance.
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.)