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Today Friday January 24

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Dean Masser Quartet @ Gala Theatre & Cinema, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. Tel: 03000 266 600. 1:00pm. £6.00. Masser (reeds), Dean Stockdale (piano), Ed Harrison (double bass), Gaz Hughes (drums). SOLD OUT!

Evening.

Dean Masser Quartet - Traveller's Rest, West Auckland Road, Darlington DL3 9ER. 8:00pm. (doors 7:30pm). £TBC. Opus 4 Jazz Club. Masser (reeds), Dean Stockdale (piano), Ed Harrison (double bass), Gaz Hughes (drums).

Blues/Funk/Soul etc.

Big Joe Louis + Michael Littlefield - Middlesbrough Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2QJ. Tel: 01642 729729. 8:00pm. £12.50. Blues.

Long Tall Mama - 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.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Zoe Gilby Sextet at Blaydon Jazz Club

Zoe simply gets better each time around and, with her normal five piece augmented by Paul Edis on piano, tonight was rather special. A few new, at least to me, numbers tonight including a "Lullaby of Birdland" taken rather faster than the norm that almost didn't come off but did and likewise, "You Turned The Tables On Me" which also had some vocal brinkmanship.
A big blast on "Night in Tunisia" contrasted with tender readings of "Round Midnight", "Angel Eyes", "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" and "Darn That Dream" done with a Latin feel.
Zoe's men, Noel Dennis (tpt), Mark Williams (gtr), Andy Champion (bs), Paul Edis (pno) and of course David Carnegie (dms), were all on top of their game and the feelgood atmosphere was personified when a couple tripped the light fantastic during the final "Just Squeeze Me."
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2 comments :

Anonymous said...

sounds like my sort of vocalist Lance, will you tip me off if she ever gigs anywhere near to us in York?

Lance said...

Will do, Liz. You can access her My Space site by clicking on the link "Zoe's Place" in the right hand column.
There are various "away" gigs coming up such as Wakefield, London, Suffolk so who knows but that one day York will figure on the list.