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Today Tuesday November 19

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Jazz Jam: Newcastle University Jazz Orchestra - Dun Cow, Brandling Village, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 4RS. Tel: 0191 338 7981. 7:00pm. Free. All sitters-in welcome.

Acoustic Infusion & Somethin’ Blue - Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. Tel: 01325 363135. 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm). £5.00.

River City Jazzmen - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NW. Tel: 01670 819845. 8:00pm. £4.00. Featuring Jim McBriarty on sax, clarinet and vocals.

Sarathy Korwar - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4461.8:00pm. £11.40.

Blues/Soul/Folk etc.

Dan Owen - Old Cinema Launderette, Marshall Terrace, Durham DH1 2HX. 8:30pm. £12.00. + £1.20. bf.

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

Monday, May 25, 2009

Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Corner House

Brian Bennett ( banjo ), Barry Soulsby ( clarinet, alto saxophone & vocals ), Laurence McBriarty ( trombone ), Fred Rowe ( trumpet & vocals ), Brian Sibbald ( double bass ) and Fred Thompson (drums and vocals ). ''Hotter Than That'', rather appropriately considering the non - stop sunshine, got things under way at the Corner House. ''Margie'' featured Fred Thompson on vocals and the following number, ''Pontchartrain Blues'', showed to good effect the soloing skills of the frontline; McBriarty (excellent plunger mute), Rowe and Soulsby. Fred Rowe, depping for Peter Wright, sang ''Mandy Make Up Your Mind'' and Barry Soulsby sang ''Everybody Loves My Baby''. Thompson took the vocals on ''Basin Street Blues'' with excellent solos from Soulsby on alto and Rowe on trumpet with sterling work from the boys in the engine room - bassman Brian Sibbald and banjo rhythm meister Brian Bennett. ''Isle of Capri '' featured Barry Soulsby's fluent clarinet playing followed by something of a hit for the Andrew Sisters, the Yiddish folk song ''Bei Mir Bist Du Schon''. The interval pint of Guinness went down well with the added delight of a free Corner House buffet. The raffle? Bottles of wine - they went to other homes. Fred Rowe resumed on vocals with ''Ace in the Hole''. Fred Thompson sang Louis' pension - provider ''Hello Dolly''. Fred Rowe played some great trumpet and sang on Shelton Brooks' ''Some of These Days''. Mr.R continued to exercise the larynx with a slow rendition of Johnny Mercer's ''Dream''. MC Bennett announced that Mr.R would sing the next one ''Big Butter and Egg Man'' until the band decided that drummer Thompson should take it; a great job he made of it too. ''Angry'' was a hoot (I've heard Fred Rowe sing this one with Rendezvous Jazz), Laurence McBriarty growled on trombone and Barry Soulsby played alto. Time flew. Mr.Bennett said we should be ''Goin' Home'' ; off we went into the still warm night. Russell

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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.
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