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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 09, 2019

Vinyl all the way on Record Store Day (Saturday, April 13)!

Saturday is Record Store Day. More than two hundred independent record shops will be participating in the annual celebration of all that is good about independent traders not least their commitment to stocking vinyl. Here on Tyneside, half a dozen - if not more - record stores will open their doors to eager collectors looking to snap up a limited edition of that item they've been patiently waiting to get their hands on.

For BSH readers it is likely that the 'JAZZ' section in the racks will be of particular interest. There'll be vinyl by the bucket load, live in-store music (unlikely to be jazz!), coffee and, in one case, a specially brewed limited edition beer!*   

If you're in town on Saturday, be sure to call into one or more of these establishments because you never know there could be something in stock that you've always wanted or something you never knew you wanted...

Beatdown Records Bewick Street
Beyond Vinyl Westgate Road
JG Windows Central Arcade
Reflex Nun Street
RPM Music Old George Yard
Vinyl Guru Westgate Road

Russell

 Beyond Ale will be available on Saturday afternoon at Beyond Vinyl (no. 88 Westgate Road).   

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