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Branford Marsalis: "You talk to the old guys about it [52nd St.], and they say the music part was great. Every other aspect of it [pay, hours, conditions] sucked" - (DownBeat, May 2019).

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Today Sunday April 21

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. Free.

Blues

Beefy La Slap - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 3:00pm. Free.

Alex Fawcett Band - Tyne Bar, Maling St., Newcastle NE6 1LP. Tel: 0191 265 2550. 4:00pm. Free

Evening

Jazz

East Coast Jazz - Exchange, Howard Street, North Shields NE30 1SE. Tel: 0191 258 4111. 6:00pm. Free. Monthly jam session.

Swing Manouche - Black Bull, Bridge St., Blaydon NE21 4JJ. Tel: 0191 414 2846. 7:30pm. £7.00. Blaydon Jazz Club. Note new, regular start time.

Blues

Sour Mash Trio - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A Weekend of Global Warming Ahead

The Globe's the place to be this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
On Saturday, the Josh Kemp Quartet, is described by The Jazz Coop's wordsman thus...
Critically acclaimed saxophonist Josh Kemp brings his new Hammond Organ based ensemble to The Globe as part of his 2016 tour to promote his new album 'Rare Groove'. The album delivers high-energy jazz with an enjoyable and relaxed groove, taking inspiration from the classic era of Blue-Note jazz, combined with contemporary inflections of rhythm and harmony, all delivered with style and quality from a band of top-class musicians.
Sounding equally impressive playing within the jazz standards tradition and also presenting his own original compositions, saxophonist and composer Josh Kemp has completed major UK tours in 2014 and in 2015, gaining many plaudits along the way for his fluid improvising style and attractive compositions.
Josh Kemp - Tenor Sax; Ross Stanley - Hammond Organ;  Martin Shaw - Trumpet
Tim Giles - Drums
What the papers say‘A mix of Stan Getzian breeziness and Coltrane’s imploring cry.’ The Guardian
‘Wonderfully rich toned with a nuanced and original sound' Time Out
‘A polished and assured mix of contemporary and post-bop styles’ JAZZ UK
Tickets £12 available online or on the door.
Sounds good? and this, but the filling in the weekend sandwich!

The Friday night gig is: 
An evening of collaborative improvisations
Koan 4 brings three intriguing collaborations where the musicians have challenged themselves to work in an improvised format. Every partnership features musicians who combine sensitivity with bold leaps of imagination. This will be a remarkable night of the instant creation of new music.
Shelly Knotts and Mark Carroll
Mariam Rezaei/James Wyness/ Christian Alderson
Adam Denton/trubba not/Nigel of Coalburns
Admission £5 (£4 concessions).

And on Sunday - The House of the Black Gardenia.
Born of the desire to get their city's dancefloors swinging to the lesser-known roots music of the 1920s and '30s, House of the Black Gardenia brings together the new generation of Newcastle's jazz and swing scene for a raucous revival of old-fashioned good times. Expect stride piano, ragtime banjo, Sousa bumps, blistering New Orleans-style horns and infectious swing rhythms more potent than a bathtub full of gin.
Neil Hopper (double bass/sousaphone), Bobbi Charleston (washboard/vocals), Ben Imrye (piano/vocals), Kit Haigh (drums), Michael Lamb (trumpet), David Gray (trombone), Jack Foster (banjo/guitar).
Ignore what you may have read elsewhere - this will be a hoot reminding us that jazz is entertainment, danceable and doesn't have to be listened to with a furrowed brow.
£7. All gigs probably start circa 8pm.
Lance.


1 comment :

Bobbi Charleston (on F/b) said...

Thanks for fighting our corner Lance!

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