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Bebop Spoken There

Marc Myers: " If the original group with Baker was Dover sole, the group with Brookmeyer was beef stew." - (JazzWax, December 7, 2019).

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Today Tuesday December 10

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jam session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. House trio: Mark Williams, Paul Grainger, Rob Walker.

Tyne Valley Big Band - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

Blues/Soul/Folk etc.

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Friday, May 09, 2008

Michael Garrick Sextet at Caedman Hall

It was an okay gig without being the kneetrembler most of the audience seemed to think it was.
For me there were two highlights, the first being Norma Winstone's encore, "Prelude To A Kiss" which she sang exquisitely putting everything that had preceded it into perspective. Given material like that Norma can hold her own with anyone.
The other highlight was purchasing the Joe Harriott biography "Fire In His Soul" at a couple of quid below the list price during the interval.
Henry Lowther blew some nice flugel and trumpet, Dave Green was relatively subdued on bass and Trevor Tompkins on drums wasn't.
Art Themen was okay but I still had 'Xeno' on my mind from Monday's session at the Side which made a balanced judgement difficult.
Michael Garrick played well; understandable seeing as how he wrote and arranged most if not all of the pieces bar 'Prelude'.
To sum up, the curate's still in the egg business.
Lance

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