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Today Friday December 13

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux CarréJazzmen - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. ‘Christmas Jazz Lunch’. Details from 0191 252 9429).

Dean Stockdale Trio - The Merry Monk, 30 Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. 1:00pm. £5.00.

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening.

Jazz

‘An Evening of Swing & Sparkle’ - National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland SR6 0GL. Tel: 0191 515 5555. 7:30pm. £35.00. Rat Pack evening inc. 4-course meal.

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band - Gosforth Civic Theatre, Regents Farm Road, Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 3HD. Tel: 0191 284 3700. 8:00pm. £12.00. + bf. First night of two.

Chris Dean's Syd Lawrence Orchestra - Yarm School, Stockton TS15 9EJ. Tel: 01642 786023. 7:30pm (6:30pm doors). £18.00. + £1.80. bf (£15.00. + £1.50. bf). 'Mistletoe & Miller'.

Blues, Funk/Soul etc.

Baghdaddies - Cobalt Studios, Boyd Street, NewcastleNE2 1AP. £10.68 (inc. bf). ‘Big Xmas Knees Up’.

Swamp Hoppers - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.

George Shovlin & the Acoustic Radars feat. Pat Rafferty + George Pallas & John Wilkins - Whitburn Cricket Club, East Street, Whitburn SR6 7BZ. Tel: 0191 529 3187. 7:30pm (7:00pm doors). £7.50. admission by ticket only (from www.wegottickets.com). 'The Bents Road Sessions'.

Dead Skunk Skiffle & Blues Orchestra + Stetson Five - Station East, Hills Street, Gateshead NE8 2AN. 8:00pm. Free.

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

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Let's Get Lost - Last Night BBC 4/Don't Get Lost - Tonight @ East Rainton.

A harrowing, at times confusing and often very sad, 1987 autobiopic of the iconic tragedian that was Chet Baker. Amidst all the trauma and chaos, the beautiful trumpet sound and the strangely appealing voice shine through. "Blame it on my Youth" and the title song are just two of the gems. But there are many others. "Almost Blue," recorded in the very twilight of his 58 years, has a poignancy few singers achieve at their peak. I wonder why so many super-talents have such flawed lives? -----YouTube Clip. The trumpet playing and the vocals will be hinted at tonight at the Highfield Hotel, East Rainton by the ROLY VEITCH TRIO whose lives, they tell me, are totally flawless. Free Admission. Start 8.00 pm. Lance.

3 comments :

Roly said...

Nope - I once got 100 lines for answering teacher back.
I tried to watch this film a while back but found it too harrowing, too much emphasis on the seedy and destructive side of things - same again last night - gave up part way through.
Enjoyed the Bird documentary very much though.
PS. Noel can't make it tonight so Graeme Wilson helping out at short notice.
Roly

Liz said...

Great lyrics to that number, "Let's get crossed off everybody's list" I love his voice.

John T said...

"How Do You Eat an Elephant?"
I thought this was a good subject line (because of our venue)
It has taken "a lot of small bites" to get through two hours of black and white gloom on my sky+.
I got lost in "Lets get Lost"!! Was it only two hours long?
Made in '88 it may be that TV documentaries have improved in the last 21 years. With better editing it could have been a more interesting one hour programme. Quiet a contrast to the Baroness.
Lets hope they get round to the Ben Webster one about his last years in Europe.
John