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Curtis Stigers: “I’m a jazz singer. I’m not a saxophonist. When I stand in front of a band like the Danish Radio Big Band or Ronnie Scott’s, I usually tend to leave the instrument on the stand.” – (The Northern Echo 20 July 2017)

Tamsin Austin, Director of Performance Programme, Sage Gateshead: “SummerTyne is our largest festival and we absolutely love it!” – (The Northern Echo 20 July 2017)

Today Saturday July 22

Afternoon
SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017 - Sage Gateshead. Day two of three. Details. From 12 noon all day.
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Evening
Steve Glendinning (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2AE. 7:30pm. No cover charge.
The Hookahs - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
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Big Chris Barber Band - Alnwick Playhouse. 7:30pm. £21.50/£20.50.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

CD Review: Liane Carroll – Seaside.

Liane Carroll (vocal/piano); Steve Pearce (bass); Ian Thomas (drums); Mark Edwards (piano); Malcolm Edmonstone (piano); Julian Siegel (tenor sax); Evan Jolly, Rob Leake, Andy Wood (horns); Rob Luft ( guitar).
(Review by Debra M)
The preeminent UK jazz singer & pianist, and long-time south coast resident, Liane Carroll’s latest album is devoted to the sea and its environs. Initiated by the song Seaside, written for Carroll by singer-songwriter Joe Stilgoe, this musically diverse selection explores love and relationships, reflecting how changes in the physical environment are used as metaphors for the transience and frailty of so much that is cherished.
The opening and title song sets the scene, with an atmospheric brass introduction to a tender waltz, with seaside reminiscences of new found love (Come kiss me quickly…). In contrast, the next track is an up tempo & totally swinging version of Almost like Being in Love, with Carroll letting loose in some relaxed & accomplished acapella scat. Yet she knows when to hold back and focus on the lyric, with heartfelt deliveries of Bring Me Sunshine and Alison Krauss’s Get Me Through December.  The excellent piano trio (keyboard duties shared with Mark Edwards) is augmented by Julian Siegel’s tenor in a laid back, funky take on Nobody’s Fault But Mine.  Evan Jolly’s fine horn arrangements are featured elsewhere, notably in US folk singer Mary Gauthier’s Mercy Now, which gradually builds to a wall of sound, complementing Carroll’s powerful, soulful rendition. The album ends aptly with the hymn For Those in Peril on the Sea, featuring Grammy nominated producer James McMillan on soaring flugel horn. Seaside is their third album together, and another outstanding project.  
Debra M.
LINN Records – AKD 533. UK release date September 18.
(ed. note: Liane Carroll, Ian Shaw and the BBC Big Band will be appearing at Sage Gateshead in "Sinatraland" on November 26.)

1 comment :

  1. Everything She does is Just Brilliant , So I Expect a Fantastic Noise !! .

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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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