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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.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Preview: Triptych CD recording sessions

This is your invitation to attend a CD recording session at Blank Studios in Shieldfield, Newcastle. Over two nights - tomorrow and Wednesday - Triptych will be recording material with a view to releasing an album and you can be there as a member of the studio audience!

Triptych - Paul Edis (piano, keyboards), Paul Susans (bass) and Rob Walker (drums, percussion) - is an occasional performance vehicle for three of the north east's most respected musicians and now you have the opportunity to observe the music making and recording process. Blank Studios are just along from the recently relocated Star and Shadow Cinema on Warwick Street in Shieldfield (if you're a 'creative' bearded hipster, that's the Ouseburn).


Tomorrow (Tuesday) it would be advisable to arrive at about 7:30pm as the session is due to begin with a short support set at 8:00pm by Viatores - aka Kyriaki Pantelidou and Bradley Johnston. Wednesday's session will observe a similar format with an opening set by Callum Mellis and Brent March.

Blank Studios can accommodate a small audience, so, if you want to play your part - you never know, audible participation may be encouraged! - then grab a ticket (£8) now. See the link below.



Russell/Photo courtesy of Ken Drew 

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