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Camille Thurman: "Their [Tia Fuller & Mimi Jones] advice? If you're going to sing and play, be great at both or don't bother." - (DownBeat November 2018).

Greg Fishman: "I've loved playing music since I was 12, practising 8 hours a day, because I loved doing it every minute." - (DownBeat November 2018.)

Today Wednesday October 17

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8:00pm. £1.00.

Community Hall New Orleans Band - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:30pm £3.00.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson Street, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Sunday, October 15, 2017

CD Review: Indigo Kid 111 - Moment Gone in the Clouds

Dan Messore (guitar); Gareth Lockrane (flute); Calum Gourlay (bass); Tim Giles (drums).
(Review by Lance).
As the title implies, this is the third studio outing for Dan Messore's Indigo Kid set up. However, this time around, it's with a different line-up although, still a quartet.
Well, any band that has Gareth Lockrane on flute will do for me whether it's with his own big band or in a small group such as this. Fluting at its finest. Coupled with Messore's playing and compositions, support from Gourlay and Giles it paints indigo as a much brighter colour than Duke's perception of it.
Guitar and flute frequently exchange phrases but not in the traditional, often banal, exchange of fours. Here, the two complement each other sympathetically and often indulge in contrapuntal passages that are a delight to just lie back and wallow in the empathy of the two, or rather four as, without Gourlay and Giles it would be a glass half empty rather than half full.
The eight originals, all by Messore, are well constructed and as varied as the titles suggest.
Con Y Sin; Deconstruction of the City; Earnestly; I've Decided to Sail; Little House; Moment Gone in the Clouds; Monsoon; Mr. Burton.
The first two Indigo sessions were excellent and, with Episode 3, the momentum hasn't slowed down.
Lance.
Release date: November 3 on Babel BDV16141. Distribution by Proper.

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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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