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Today Wednesday March 20

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Evening

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

Lieko Quintet + purpleshirt - Bar Loco, Leazes Park Road, Newcastle NE1 4PG. Tel: 0191 232 5871. 7:30pm. Free.

Blues

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

The Exchange Blues - The Exchange, Howard St., North Shields NE30 1SE. Tel: 0191 258 4111. 8:00pm. Free. Fortnightly blues jam session.

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

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Just in case you missed THE Xmas party...

Gregory Porter hosted a seasonal cocktail of music with a festive flavour on BBC2 last night. Gregory was joined by special guests: singer-songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae; 24-year-old musical phenomenon Jacob Collier; legendary British saxophonist Courtney Pine; and one of the UK’s best-loved jazz singers Clare Teal. Featuring standards from the Great American Songbook, together with a carol or two, and some of Gregory’s personal favourites, performances include Merry Christmas Baby, Silent Night, Take me to the Alley and The Christmas Song

Filmed in an intimate ‘jazz club’ setting in Cardiff Bay, Merry Christmas Baby has all the ingredients of a joyful winter warmer - the perfect offering for a mellow Christmas night.
John Taylor

3 comments :

Lance said...

I watched it on Catch-up John and I agree it was as good as those type of shows invariably are albeit a little too much on the gooey/schmaltzy side at times. Nevertheless, apart from Gregory, it was good to hear Courtney playing tenor and Jacob Collier is certainly an incredible singer/musician and Clare and Corinne also sounded in good voice.
I wonder who the trumpet soloist was?
Gregory introduced the rhythm section but not the horns or the strings and the credits at the end flew past so quickly I don't know if they were credited or not.
Also, why does everyone refer to the 'Christmas Song' as being by Nat King Cole? I know he had a big hit with it but people seem to forget that it was actually written by Mel Tormé.
That aside, it was thoroughly enjoyable season-fare

Gordon Marshall said...

The trumpet soloist was Ryan Quigley.

Lance said...

Quiggers - of course! For once he stayed out of the stratosphere. Lovely solo.

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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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Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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