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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.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Keeping Jazz Live in Middlesbrough: Just Friends @ Dormans Club – April 5

Ian Bosworth (guitar); Richie Emmerson (tenor); Ted Pearce (keys); Alan Smith (bass); Ernie Jackson (drums) + Rod Millgate (keys/vocal).
Another successful guest band night was held at the Tees Hot Club  Dormans’  Jazz Night on April 5 with Just Friends and a surprise contribution by Rod Millgate on holiday from the Dordogne. 
Appropriately, the band started with a fine rendition of  Just Friends followed by Sonny Rollins’ Doxy and a number featuring Richie Emmerson playing a moving version of My Funny Valentine. After several more numbers, the first half was brought to a close with Rod Millgate singing Georgia on my Mind
Rod started the second half on keys with Stanley Turrentine’s Sugar then, with Ted back at the keys, the night continued with Killer Joe and several more numbers including Work Song with a fine vocal from Rod to an appreciative audience before ending the night with St. Thomas. The guest band nights, so far, have proved to be a success attracting a wider audience to the regular Jazz nights. 
Ron Hampton   

1 comment :

Rod Millgate said...

It was really good to see the guys again, especially when they let me do a few numbers. I especially enjoyed Richie's impromptu tenor solo in Work Song too. I had a great time, thanks to all. Best regards, Rod.

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