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Binker Golding: "The purest jazz was often the most danceable. Somewhere along the way, we exchanged danceability for complexity, and I see a lot of what I do as a way of giving that back to people." - (Jazziz, Winter 2020).
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Today Saturday February 22

Afternoon

Jazz

Electric Guitar Masterclass – The Music of Robben Ford - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 10:00am. £15.00. Jamie Mackay conducts a masterclass looking at the work of former Miles Davis’ sideman Robben Ford.

Evening

Daniel John Martin w Swing Manouche - Core Music, 14a/b Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3NJ. Tel: 01434 601993. 8:00pm. Donations (suggested donation £10.00.). DJM w Mick Shoulder (guitar); Giles Strong (guitar); Ian Paterson (double bass).

Blues/Funk/Soul

Half Hand Hoodoo Band - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

Boys of Brass - Brandling Villa, Haddricks Mill Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1QL. Tel: 0191 284 0490. 9:00pm. Free.

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Monday, January 05, 2009

Roly Veitch Trio at the Quadrata Café

The main problem with the Quad Café is the acoustics. In some parts of the allocated space the sound is totally indecipherable whilst other areas are hit by an excess of echo. In consequence, this led to an occasional inbalance between the three players.
Nevertheless, despite this obstacle, the trio played a very listenable hour of standards. Roly sang and soloed in his easily identifiable style with Neil Harland solid in support. Sue Ferris on tenor seemed to be the one least affected by the acoustics; her smooth sound and flowing lines pure delight.
"All the Things You Are" bore comparison with any of the zillions of versions I've heard, "Besame Mucho" had Roly vocalising on one of my favourites with Sue fluting it and "Long Ago and Far Away" had good solos all round including Roly's almost wistful reading of the lyric.
My only complaint - the raised eyebrows from a nearby table when my colleagues and I had the audacity to applaud a solo!

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