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Today Thursday November 21

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Brand New Heavies - Riverside, Neptune House, Close, Newcastle NE1 3RQ. 7:00pm. £25.00.

Alice Grace-Jordan Alfonso Quintet - St James' & St Basil's Church, Fenham Hall Drive, Fenham, Newcastle NE4 9EJ. 7:30pm. £8.00. (£4.00. student).

Son Yambu - Whorlton Village Hall, Barnard Castle DL12 8XD. Tel: 01833 627253. 7:30pm. £10.00., £5.00. child, £25.00. family.

Maine Street Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Hollywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NJ. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:30pm. Free.

Tees Hot Club w. Dan Johnson (tenor sax); Donna Hewitt (slto sax); Dave Archbold (keys). - Dorman’s Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 8:30pm. Free.

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm. £2.50.

Blues/Soul/Funk/Etc.

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

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Jazz North East - Plunge @ The Bridge, Newcastle May7. Report by Russell.

Andreas Andersson (alto & baritone saxophones), Mattias Hjorth (double bass), Peter Nilsson (drums). The Bridge Hotel has established itself as a key venue in the north east of England for visiting improvising musicians and tonight a warm welcome was afforded the Swedish trio. Plunge.
An attentive audience heard a "free improv'' performance with a difference - melody and rhythm very much to the fore.
Andreas Andersson opened proceedings on baritone saxophone; quiet, tentative, seeking out a figure - once found, his compatriots added colour to the piece. This first set of gentle, probing, collective improvisation was well received by the appreciative and knowledgeable crowd of Jazz North East regulars. The interval saw Bridge Hotel regulars and Swedish improvising musicians head to the bar to sample the ever-excellent real ales. Tonight's offering on the bar was particularly good - all seven hand pumps were dispensing beers from local micro breweries. Our Swedish visitors were most impressed ! The second set comprised three pieces. Andersson played alto and baritone saxophones with equal facility, Mattias Hjorth achieved a beautifully warm tone on double bass (the instrument being kindly loaned for the evening by local bass hero John Pope) and drummer Peter Nilsson was most impressive throughout; restrained, subtle yet commanding. The performance was one in a series of On The Outside gigs (Jazz North East's strand of adventurous free jazz and improv). The next one, also at the Bridge Hotel, is on June 13th.It features a double bill of Paul Hession (drums) & Mike Hurley (piano) paired with Tyneside's Andy Champion (double bass) & Graeme Wilson (saxophones). To see (and hear!) Plunge at the Bridge Hotel visit http://www.musicfilmbroth.com/ Russell.

1 comment :

Lance said...

Thanks for the report Russell - sounds like a good gig - with 7 real ales it couldn't be any other.
The video gave graphic reality to your words and I'm sure, for those with a leaning towards the outer frontiers, it would go down almost as well as the products of the micro breweries.
Lance.

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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