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13,837 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1254 of them this year alone and, so far, 66 this month (Oct. 23).

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October

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.

Wed 27: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 27: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 27: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 28: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 28: J Frisco @ Newcastle University. 1:15pm. ONLINE ONLY (YouTube).
Thu 28: ’58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 28: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 28: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 29: James Birkett & Bradley Johnston @ Gala Theatre, Durham. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Rendezvous Jazz @ Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.

Sun 31 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon..
Sun 31: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. .
Sun 31: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Jam session..
Sun 31: Alison Rayner Quintet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 01: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Julian Siegel w. Paul Edis Trio. Highfield Hotel, East Rainton

Julian Siegel (ten/sop), Paul Edis (pno), Mick Shoulder (bs), Adam Sinclair (dms).
This was right up my alley - Allen Eager's too if he'd been alive!
A generous mixture of bop classics ("Moose the Mooche", "Sandu" and a frenetic "Hot House" - played as an encore). Ballads that avoided undue sentimentality ("My One and Only Love", "Yesterdays", We'll Be Together Again"). Freddy Hubbard's delightful waltz "Up Jumped Spring" and Charles Lloyd's Monkish "Sweet Georgia Bright" made for an evening of musical magic.
Although Julian Siegel sailed through the standard changes with ease he did it in such a contemporary manner that even "You and the Night and the Music" sounded as if it could have been written late yesterday afternoon.
Behind him, the Paul Edis Trio were, quite simply, The Paul Edis Trio which translated means as good a trio for this type of gig as you're likely to find anywhere east of Atlantic City.
For the Highfield Hotel it was a first and I'm pleased to say there was a respectable turnout. Not only was the music top class but I've been told that the Thai cuisine is also first rate.
Watch this space. Photos. More.
Lance

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

Smashing gig. Very nice venue.
Well done the trio giving great backing to a top class tenor player.
Hope they do more there.
Roly

Anonymous said...

Hi Lance

I can do no more than echo your thoughts and those of Roly.A top tenor player whose musical compadres on the evening were more than up to it.Adam showed great invention,Mick,as always,did a sterling job and Paul was full of ideas (as always !).

Full marks to all concerned on putting on the gig - here's hoping it won't be the last at the Highfield Hotel.

Russell

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