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13,359 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 777 of them this year alone and, so far, 51 this month (June 13).

From This Moment On

JUNE

Wed 16: Washboard Resonators @ Punch Bowl Hotel, Jesmond, Newcastle (8:00pm). SOLD OUT!

Thu 17: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside (1:00pm).

Thu 17: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead (8:30pm).

Fri 18: Jazz Jamaica @ Sage Gateshead (8:00pm).

Sat 19: Jude Murphy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle (8:00pm).

Sun 20 Knats @ The Globe, Newcastle (8:00pm). Advance booking essential: www.jazz.coop. SOLD OUT. Livestream available from £7.50.

Mon 21: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). POSTPONED!

Wed 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). POSTPONED!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Take It To The Bridge at The Chillingham

Dave Weisser was the sole horn player this week - he sounded good. "Whisper Not", "Blue Bossa" and "Straight No Chaser" all worked. On the latter tune he shouted some Muddy Water blues that brought to mind Shelly Manne's vocal on Kenton's "Blues in Burlesque". If you're too young to remember that record, originally a two sided 78 rpm, check it out; you won't be disappointed!
Dave also sang and blew well on "Green Dolphin Street".
The second set saw Caroline Lee sit in on piano for a couple of numbers; "I Should Care" and "Alice in Wonderland". She soloed impressively with some chunky chords à la Brubeck thrown into the mix; look forward to hearing her again.
No other sitters-in this week so Dave, the one man frontline, varied the program with 'vocal interludes'. Russ Freeman's "The Wind" was previously unknown to me but it had moments of rare beauty.
With Jim Crinson on five string fretless, Eric Stutt, drums, and Barry Ashcroft (pno) the overall sound suggested an early Miles Davis Quartet.
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Future events include: 12 Nov: Alan Glen Trio. 19 Nov: Lawrie Brown (vibes). 3rd December (not as previously announced.)

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

You sure do bring to mind some great numbers Lance with your reviews . "I Should Care" of course is a beaut, but "Alice In Wonderland" is one you rarely hear, now I shall be singing it under my breath all day long. Oh how I miss "thejazz" on my kitchen windowsill!!

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