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Howard Riley: “When I started out playing jazz back in the late 50s, early 60s, if you wanted a gig you had to learn some standards.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Eric Harland: “I love swing and I’m always going to swing but I also know that you can take a hip-hop groove and improvise with that just like you would with a swing pattern.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Today Thursday April 27

Afternoon
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Rd., Holystone, Newcastle (ish) NE27 0DA. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
Maine St. Jazzmen - Potters Wheel, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5EE. 8:30pm. 0191 4888068
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Dave Weisser & Alan Law - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8pm. £5. (Students free).
BABMUS Presents - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £3 (£2 students).
Strictly Smokin' Big Band - The Millstone, Haddrick's Mill Rd., South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 3DB. Free. 7pm. Open rehearsal.
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Emma Fisk's Hot Club du Nord - Lubetkin Theatre, East Durham College, Willerby Grove, Peterlee SR8 2RR.7pm. £8. 07425 145549.
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Paul Skerritt Band - The Pennyweight, Bakehouse Hill, Darlington DL1 5QA. 9pm. Free. 01325 468411.
Jazz Workshop w. Matt Roberts - Art Gallery, Crown St., Darlington DL1 1ND. 6pm. £5. Registration required. Part of Darlington Jazz Festival.
Richie Emmerson Quartet w Richie (tenor); Ted Pearce (keys); Alan Smith (bass) + drums tba - Dorman's, Oxford Rd., Middlesbrough. 9pm. Free.
New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - The Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees. 8:30pm.
Pocket Jazz Orchestra + Noel Dennis (trumpet) - The Ship, Church Lane, Redmarshall, Stockton TS21 1EP. Free. 8pm.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Thursday, September 01, 2016

CD Review: Henrik Jensen’s Followed by Thirteen – Blackwater

Henrik Jensen (double bass), Andre Canniere (trumpet & flugelhorn), Esben Tjalve (piano) & Antonio Fusco (drums)
(Review by Russell).
Dane Henrik Jensen has been involved in the British jazz scene for the best part of two decades having relocated to London to study music in 1997. Followed by Thirteen is a quartet, formed in 2010, comprising Jensen’s fellow countryman Esben Tjalve (piano), American trumpet and flugelhorn player Andre Canniere and Italian drummer Antonio Fusco. Blackwater is the band’s second album following on from the 2013 debut release Qualia.

Blackwater’s eight tracks were written by Jensen with each one right out of the straight ahead bag. Andre Canniere sets the standard on The Dutch Danemann with some first class trumpet playing. London-Berlin hears Canniere’s muted horn, owing something to Miles on Seven Steps to Heaven. Listening drummer Antonio Fusco responds rapidly to unfolding events with shimmering cymbals and deft work on the snare. Three tracks in, time to slow things down on Bonza. Canniere switches between trumpet and flugelhorn.

The bandleader introduces Riccardo’s Room. Jensen’s secure bass pattern invites pianist Tjalve to stretch out on a thoughtful solo underpinned by Fusco’s sparkling momentum.
Tjalve references old school piano playing in a contemporary setting on Schur-as with a blues feeling at his fingertips as Andre Canniere’s late-night phrasing spills over into the penultimate tune on the album, the intriguingly titled The Unready.                      
Russell.

Blackwater by Henrik Jensen’s Followed by Thirteen is released September 2 on Jellymould Jazz (JM-JJ023). Jensen tours throughout September beginning with a CD launch September 6 at London’s Pizza Express, Soho, London with a date at the Jazz Café, Newcastle September 27.      

1 comment :

  1. Looking forward to seeing the Quartet down here in South Devon on Monday 12 Sept in the beautiful intimate acoustic of the medieval St Lawrence Chapel. More info at https://www.facebook.com/events/1725048997748329/

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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.
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