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Bebop Spoken There

Sting: "I wrote that song [Roxanne], it was originally a bossa nova". - (Stewart Copeland's Adventures in Music BBC 4, 17 January 2020)


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Today Tuesday January 21



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

Cancelled - room being decorated back on Jan. 28.



Air4ce - Cluny 2, Lime St., Newcastle NE1 2PQ. Tel: 0191 230 4474. Doors 7:30pm. £8.00. Ginger Baker tribute featuring regional jazz & blues musicians.

Acoustic Infusion with the Mighty Horns - Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. Tel: 01325 363135. 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm). £5.00.

Blues/Soul/Folk etc.


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Monday, June 23, 2008

Mick Shoulder Quintet at the Side Cafe

Hard bop originals reminiscent of those early Blue Note sessions by Lee Morgan and Art Blakey, interspersed with freer, Return To Forever type material, made this a fitting finale to the NEJC's first season of Monday nights at the Side (back again in September).
In the frontline, the two Graemes; actually one Graeme (Wilson) and one Graham (Hardy) blew some blistering solos and read the tricky unison theme of Horace Silver's "Swingin The Samba" without mishap. Leader Mick was as solid as ever whilst Adrian Tilbrook drummed up a storm that may have been, on occasion, at odds with Billy Higgins' dictum! (see earlier posting).
Paul Edis was his usual unflapable self - how can anyone be that cool? Paul played what was, for me, the solo of the night on his own,"The Boss".
All I can say is; "Come September" but don't forget there is also Sunday's all-dayer (bring a cushion) to look forward to.

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