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Today Tuesday January 21

Afternoon

Jazz

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.

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Evening

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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Friday, September 05, 2008

Duncan Eagles Quartet at the National Portrait Gallery

Good buddy Jim, on a recent visit to the Capital, wandered into the National Portrait Gallery and was surprised to hear "Au Privave" wafting towards him. Dismissing the possibility that Jorge Lewinski's photographic portrait of Ronnie Scott had come alive, Jim followed the sound and discovered the Duncan Eagles Quartet giving the Parker classic an estimable work out.
The young band, Duncan Eagles (sax), Dan Redding (gtr), Max Luthert (bs) and Jasper, son of Dick, Morrisey (dms), played a set comprising gems from the gasbook such as "I'll Remember April", "It Could Happen To You" and "Wave" as well as jazz classics "I Remember Clifford" and "Anthropology".
The audience, whose ages crossed the decades, were appreciative towards the softish centred hard bop program, tailored no doubt to the setting, with the only discordant note coming from those folks who were more interested in the portraits than the music.
If the band ever venture north of Watford, Jim recommends giving them a listen.

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