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Today Friday April 26

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - The Black Bull, Frosterley DL3 2SL. Tel: 01388 527784. Coach trip dep Tyneside 10:30am. Tickets: £15.00. Info: 0191 252 9429.

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front St., Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Noel Dennis Trio - Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. Tel: 03000 269 524. 1:00pm. £5.00.

The City Trio - Stack, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6QE. Tel: 0191 216 1415. 5:00-7:00pm. Free. Alice Grace, Jennifer Davies, Ben Helm.

Evening.

Swing Bridge - Scott's, Forum Cinema, Market Place, Hexham NE46 1XF. Tel: 01434 601144. 6:20-7:15pm. Free. Gig in the cafe.

James Birkett & Emma Fisk - The Old Low Light, Clifford's Fort, North Shields Fish Quay NE30 1JA. Tel: 0191 257 4506. 7:00pm. £10.00. Advance booking required.

Baghdaddies - Ponteland Beer Festival, Ponteland Leisure Centre, Callerton Lane, Ponteland NE20 9EG. Baghdaddies 7:15pm (doors 6:00pm). £12.00.

Pepperland - Theatre Royal, Grey Street, Newcastle NE1 6BR. Tel: 08448 112121. 7:30pm. £19.00. Mark Morris Dance Group's 50th anniversary celebration of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album. MD Ethan Iverson leads seven-piece NYC band. First night of two.

The Ronnie Scott’s Story: 60th Anniversary Concert - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 8:00pm. £27.70. & £18.50. Support set by Jambone on concourse (7:00pm).

Sue Ferris Quintet - Traveller’s Rest, West Auckland Road, Cockerton, Darlington DL3 9ER. Tel: 01325 468177. 8:00pm (doors 7:30pm). £8.00. Note new, earlier start time.

Blues/Soul/Funk

45 Spread - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.

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

Friday, February 01, 2019

CD Review: Nick Malcolm - Real Isn't Real

(Review by Russell)

Trumpeter Nick Malcolm's new album comprises five sections - Spiral I to Spiral V - with all but the closing section linked to a companion piece featuring a vocal contribution from, variously, Emily Wright, Marie Lister, Josienne Clarke and Lauren Kinsella.  

Real Isn't Real is the result of studio sessions spanning 2015 to 2017 with Malcolm revisiting the material last year to add electronic overlays. The band leader's regular associates - Alexander Hawkins, Olie Brice and Ric Yarborough - are well equipped to negotiate his compositional ideas, shifting effortlessly between the structured and the free. 

From straight ahead, in-the-pocket swing (Olie Brice frequently the pivot) to dance floor beats to focused improvisations, the quartet is an established stand-alone entity but it is the inclusion of four very different vocalists which makes Real Isn't Real an intriguing, new aspect of trumpeter Nick Malcolm's evolving musical world.     
Russell

Nick Malcolm (trumpet, piano, Fender Rhodes, keyboards, vocals); Alexander Hawkins (piano, Fender Rhodes, organ, pump organ); Olie Brice (double bass, electric sitar); Ric Yarborough (drums, percussion); Emily Wright, Marie Lister, Josienne Clarke, Lauren Kinsella (vocals)

Today - February 1 - marks the release of Real Isn't Real on Green Eye Records (GE002). Nick Malcolm hits the road tonight (The Con Cellar Bar, London) with the new quartet Jade (Jake McMurchie, tenor sax, Will Harris, bass, and Ric Yarborough, drums and electronics) performing material from the album and some new material. Jade will tour through to April calling in at Newcastle Jazz Co-op's Globe venue on Thursday, March 7.

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