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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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Friday, January 16, 2009

Jazz-O-Matic Four at The Saville Exchange

A delightful miniature by three Dutchmen and a Swede in an entertaining evening of 'hot' music from the 1920s. Nothing too taxing just good honest what you see is what you get jazz.
On cornet, Peter Ivan displayed strong Bixian leanings whilst on flugel he give a hint of what Bix may have sounded like on that most mellow of brass instruments - there's a thought to make you salivate - Bix playing flugel!
Tom Stuip played banjo but I forgave him his choice of instrument when he dedicated a composition to one of his cats, "Sneaker". Anyone who likes cats can't be all bad!
On bass saxophone, the man from Sweden, Franz Sjostrom tamed the beast and played some stomping solos à la Rollini, whilst on piano, the appropriately named Hans Bruin excelled on my favourite Fats number "Keeping Out of Mischief Now".
Question for jazzers - "How many times have you heard "Sioux City Sioux" played on a jazz gig? If the answer is 'none' then you weren't at the Saville Exchange, North Shields tonight which is your loss!

4 comments :

Anonymous said...

I don't like cats. They come and do their number twos in my garden each day and also dig up the crocus's (or should that be crocii) in the process. Damned nuisance!
Roly

Lance said...

In the words of Albert Schweitzer: "There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."

Anonymous said...

Oh OK then. It's just that backward glance of utter contempt they give you as they stroll away, all in their own good time, having just done it and as if you had no right whatsoever to disapprove in the slightest.
Enjoyed last night though. Good little band - Sjostrom is brilliant. Everything he does is just so right and immaculate. Lovely stuff.
Roly - miaow

Anonymous said...

Hello Lance,
Thanks for your nice words.
It was a pleasure to play at North Shields.
Hope to see you soon somewhere.
Kind regards,
Peter Ivan