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Postage

13,822 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1239 of them this year alone and, so far, 66 this month (Oct. 18).

From This Moment On ...

October

Wed 20: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 20: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 20: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Wed 20: Jeremy McMurray & the Jazz Pocket Orchestra @ Middlesbrough Town Hall. 8:00pm.

Thu 21: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 21: NUJO Jazz Jam @ Bar Loco, Newcastle. 7:00pm. Newcastle University Jazz Orchestra.
Thu 21: Alter Ego @ St James' & St Basil's Church, Newcastle 7:30pm.
Thu 21: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 21: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 22: Mick Shoulder Quartet @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. Quartet featuring Alex Clarke (BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year finalist).
Fri 22: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 22: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 22: Paul Edis Trio w Ruth Lambert @ St Cuthbert's Centre, Crook. 7:30pm.
Fri 22: Michael Feinstein @ Sage Gateshead. 8:00pm.
Fri 22: Peter Morgan Trio @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sat 23: Mary Coughlan @ Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Sat 23: Têtes de Pois @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 24 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 24: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 24: Voices of Virtue Gospel Choir @ The Globe, Newcastle. 4:00pm.
Sun 24: Milne Glendinning Band @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 25: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 26: Classic Swing @ Ship inn, Monkseaton. 1:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the band’s weekly residency will be fortnightly until further notice.
Tue 26: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre. 8:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the Black Swan’s fortnightly jam session.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Alan Glen Trio Raising the Bar at the Chilli

Just when I thought the Alan Glen Trio couldn't surpass last month's performance at the Chillingham they play a set so totally out of this world it should have been recorded. Will the trio never put something down? They owe it to posterity.
Tonight's program, as always, included a fine selection of gems from the gasbook. The mood, set by the opening "Four", culminated with an uptempo blast on "I Hear Music" complete with the inevitable kickass drum solo from David Carnegie that surely won friends and influenced people.
In between, Lawrence B on bass, solid throughout, excelled with a thoughtful solo on "Whisper Not" whilst Alan G, in his usual laid back style, really hit the jackpot when he took a trip on a train and thought about you--Sinatra would have hired him on the spot!
"Just Friends" also scored one hundred and eighty.
When Dave "The Rave" Weisser salaamed in a gesture of worshipful appreciation he said it all.
Earlier, Take It To The Bridge - John Rowland blowing gutsy tenor, Mark Williams excelling on guitar and the eternally muted Dave on trumpet - had done things to, among others, "A Foggy Day", and Sonny Rollins' "Tenor Madness" that didn't hurt at all. However the pat on the back must go to Barry Ashcroft who made up for the lack of a bass player by putting in some effective left hand work on keyboard.
The final jam session set was a bit of a mixed bag but moments were had by Sara(h) on tenor, Simon on alto, James nee Felix on guitar, yet another Dave on bass guitar, David C now on piano and the rock solid Eric Stutt on drums.
"Blue Bossa" followed by "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" was the dose.
Next week, Laurie Brown joins 'The Ravers' on vibes for a Xmas party special.

1 comment :

Russell said...

Hi Lance

I agree with your comments.Dave Weisser & co's opening set was given a touch of class with the welcome appearance of Mark Williams.I believe his new CD is due out anytime now.

The monthly performance by Alan Glen has become something of a highlight.I'd recommend any modernist out there to get along to January's offering.Lawrence B & David C are as good as they come.

Russell

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