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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.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Alan Glen Trio at the Chilli

Another good one from the Alan Glen Trio and this time with a respectable sized audience for what may be the trio's last gig in its present format. Drummer David Carnegie, shortly returning to his native Barbados, will be sadly missed on the local scene and tonight he demonstrated just why. Sympathetic on ballads, forceful on uptempo numbers, he swung the trio from the opening "All Of You" to the closing "Green Dolphin Street" with a blistering "Yardbird Suite" somewhere inbetween. Laurence Blackadder on bass combined solid timekeeping with inventive solos to provide the perfect setting for Alan Glen's keyboard work. I swear the man gets better and better every time I hear him; his version of "Stella By Starlight" was simply the best.
As this week's resident bass player didn't show, Laurence stayed on for the jam wih the usual cast of 1000's queuing up to blow on "Beautiful Love", "Chiquito Loco", "Secret Love" and a version of "Night In Tunisia" that is unlikely to be adopted by the tourist board.
The opening set by the TITTB regulars suffered from the lack of a keyboard player; Barry choosing to play bass guitar instead.
Still, all in all it was a good night and the star guests were simply magnificent.
PS: Can anyone give me the title of the tune that had an extended David Carnegie drum solo and a theme that seemed to have a Northumbrian/Scottish tinge to it?

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

You do stir my memory Lance...haven't thought of "Beautiful love " in ages...a lovely, dreamy number, especially when waltzing with the right partner!

Lance said...

Liz-you wouldn't have been doing any waltzing to this version!