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Anat Cohen: "With the tenor, it's so iconic with jazz. With the clarinet, I can improvise, but it doesn't have to be called jazz." - (DownBeat July 2019)

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Today Tuesday June 18

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Lickety Split - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

River City Jazzmen - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NW. Tel: 01670 813983 (info). 8:00pm. £5.00. (inc raffle). Line-up inc special guests Don Fairley (trombone) & Maureen Hall (vocals).

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Alan Glen Trio at the Chillingham

The monthly visits to the Chilli by the Alan Glen Trio never fail to entrance not least because of their seemingly endless repertoire. Tonight they kicked off with "A Weaver of Dreams" - not an overworked jazz standard - that set the mood for an hour long set. It is hard to believe an Alan Glen hour has 60 minutes in it so fast does the time go by. An up tempo "Falling in Love With Love", a reflective "Days of Wine and Roses" and "But Not For Me" as a mover were just some of the gems in a set that culminated with a tear up on "Night and Day." David Carnegie, as always, was right there when the heat was turned on whilst Lawrence Blackadder was a harmonic and melodic rock throughout.
Earlier, Take it to the Bridge played a good set with Dave's vocal chords working effectively on "A Foggy Day" and "Georgia on my Mind". Dave also exercised his larynx on "Night in Tunisia". The old bebop standard was selected by bassist John Pope - perhaps in deference to his beret. Who knows but that next week he will be sporting a goatee beard?
James the Guitar, pictured here between Dave and John, also had his moments.
For the final jam, Stephanie sat in on tenor - "Cantaloupe Island" worked.
Correction - I said 'Final jam'. The actual 'final jam' was at the Tyne Tunnel where maintenance work caused a tailback of traffic.
Lance.

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