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Today Tuesday January 21

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Cancelled - room being decorated back on Jan. 28.

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Evening

Air4ce - Cluny 2, Lime St., Newcastle NE1 2PQ. Tel: 0191 230 4474. Doors 7:30pm. £8.00. Ginger Baker tribute featuring regional jazz & blues musicians.

Acoustic Infusion with the Mighty Horns - Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. Tel: 01325 363135. 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm). £5.00.

Blues/Soul/Folk etc.

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

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Ruth Lambert & Friends - an Intimate Soirée at the Side Café

Ruth Lambert (vcl), Graeme Wilson (ten/sop), Paul Edis (pno), Neil Harland (bs), Tim Johnstone (dms). "It Could Happen to You" and it would have done if you had been one of the fortunate few to hear Ruth interpret Jimmy Van Heusen's classic song at the Side Café tonight.
A near faultless performance from her ever expanding repertoire that continued through "Angel Eyes", "I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan" (by Washington, Young and Crosby), "Falling in Love With Love", "How High The Moon", "I Should Care", "Almost Like Being in Love", "Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You", Kern's "I'm Old Fashioned" and his masterpiece, "The Way You Look Tonight", to finish. There were, of course others but these were the ones that hit me the hardest.
Ruth was in splendid voice whilst "her friends" did the business both solowise and in support. Paul, Neil, Graeme & Tim effortlessly cross the stylistic boundaries of the various settings in which they appear.
Why the room wasn't crowded, I don't know. Perhaps a new venue might revive things.
Lance.

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

Very enjoyable. Shame the Side attendances have fallen away a bit lately - it's a smashing little venue and deserves full support.
Something rather special has been happening there since it started up. Come on jazz fans - time to get away from that reclining armchair!
Ghost of a chance - our man Victor Young again.
Roly

Anonymous said...

Hi Lance

Another great performance from Ruth and the boys. I can't wait for the new CD to come out !

Russell