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Saturday 15: Anth Purdy - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations). Purdy’s solo ‘Swing Jazz Guitar’ show. Limited capacity.

Thursday 20: Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Maine St. Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, 27 Sunniside Rd., Gateshead NE16 5NA. 8:30pm. Free.

Friday 21: Lindsay Hannon - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Take It To The Bridge - A Good One!

Dave Weisser (tpt), Darren Grainger (alt), John Rowland (ten), Stu Collingwood (kbd), Tom Dibb (gtr), Barry Ashcroft (bs), Laurie Brown (vib), Eric Stutt (dms). + David Carnegie (pno/dms), Chris Finch (pno).
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Some nice things happened at the Chilli tonight. Not surprising, given the line-up. Laurie Brown, bouncing down the path that lies between Hampton and Jackson, Stu Collingwood, a powerhouse on keyboards, Tom Dibb giving a foretaste of what to expect at the Highfield Hotel on Sunday night, likewise David C. (Don't forget they've got the lovely Lauren Housley on vocals at the Highfield - should be a great free admission gig.)
Back to tonight, both saxes on song; John's in Ben Webster mode and Darren's 'Bird'. Dave Weisser improvises a vocal blues that really is improvised, picks up his horn and remind us of Miles with some tightly muted wailing. Barry on bass guitar proves he can cut it on that instrument too. Eric has a few exchanges of fours and his fellow Budvivarite Chris Finch sits in on "Lester Left Town" for an okay solo - it's a nice one Chris. Takes guts to follow Stu.
With the closing of the Monday night sessions at the Side Café, the Chilli is one of the few venues for Modern Jazz left in town. Give it a try and find out what you're missing.
Lance

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