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Allison Neale: “It’s difficult if you play mainstream in the UK, it isn’t appreciated enough. The current scene seems to focus on musician-composers.” - (Jazz Journal April 2013).

Liam Noble: “I know some people think playing standards is old-fashioned but I love it.” – (Jazz Journal January 2016).

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Today Monday February 20

Afternoon.
Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
Evening.
Holy Moly & The Crackers + Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra - The Cluny, Lime St., Newcastle. 7pm. £10.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Monday, November 09, 2015

Master of the Glen Returns to the Chilli

(Preview by Russell/Photo courtesy of Mike Tilley)
Dave Weisser’s long running weekly workshop invites the occasional guest to play a set. Wednesday 18 November sees the return of the Alan Glen Trio. Mr Glen goes way back with trumpeter Dave Weisser. Master pianist Glen doesn’t play too many gigs these days so this is a rare chance to hear him in action.
Modern jazz standards and the GAS book is Glen’s thing and he has with him two of the best in the business; the two Pauls – P Grainger, double bass, and drummer P Wight. 

The one hour set will dispense with introductions, you’ll get full value for money. Part of the fun is to guess the tune from Glen’s sometimes heavily disguised opening verse. It’s just as well the two Pauls are in on it! The Alan Glen Trio will play the middle set of three. A Dave Weisser workshop invariably offers a surprise or two, so get along by eight to catch all of the action.

The Chillingham’s beers are always tip top (ask at the bar for a card and be sure to get it stamped each time you buy a pint and when you’ve filled-up the card you’re next pint is a freebie!). Chillingham Road Metro is nearby, similarly the 62/63 bus stops close by and if you must, there’s a large pub car park. £1.00 admission (be sure to enter the raffle - £1.00 a ticket), sitters-in welcome, but please, sit and listen to the Alan Glen Trio.   
Russell

3 comments :

  1. Oh man what a massive part of my early musical education.... I used to go & watch "The Alan Glen Complex " that featured some stunning musicians ... Alan on Rhodes & synth, Barry Black/Derek Lunn : Drums, Ray Truscott : Bass, Terry Ellis : Guitar & a great tenor player called Bill Golding.... Exciting times & great to see Alan still making music !

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  2. Alan & Terry Ellis were in my Quartet at Greys Club with Ron Studholme,After Ken Morell &John Davies left, happy days!

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  3. I used to go to hear Alan's quintet at The Cooperage on the Quayside. Great band and very interesting music. Same personnel as Mal mentions. I remember Terry Ellis used his blonde Gibson 345.
    Roly

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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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