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Today Friday January 24

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Dean Masser Quartet @ Gala Theatre & Cinema, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. Tel: 03000 266 600. 1:00pm. £6.00. Masser (reeds), Dean Stockdale (piano), Ed Harrison (double bass), Gaz Hughes (drums). SOLD OUT!

Evening.

Dean Masser Quartet - Traveller's Rest, West Auckland Road, Darlington DL3 9ER. 8:00pm. (doors 7:30pm). £TBC. Opus 4 Jazz Club. Masser (reeds), Dean Stockdale (piano), Ed Harrison (double bass), Gaz Hughes (drums).

Blues/Funk/Soul etc.

Big Joe Louis + Michael Littlefield - Middlesbrough Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2QJ. Tel: 01642 729729. 8:00pm. £12.50. Blues.

Long Tall Mama - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

All's Well That End's Well. Take It To The Bridge @ The Chilli.

Dave Weisser (tpt/vcl), Barry Ashcroft (pno), Mick Danby (bs), Eric Stutt (dms). + (pictured) Chris Finch (pno), Nicola Weaver (alto).
The early indication was that tonight was going to make a seance seem like a 'Rave'. The music was fine but the audience was thin and by that I don't mean slim. Then, as if by divine intervention, a boatload of students arrived which quadrupled the numbers and meant the band would have bread on the table tomorrow. It was as if one of the mythical Schmazz coachloads had finally materialised.
A guy called Michael celebrated his birthday and his friends were carousing as if there was no tomorrow.
This meant it was noisy but I like a bit of noise providing it isn't too much. My theory is that jazzers will take more chances in a noisy atomsphere than at one of those pin-drop gigs. Well I certainly would!
Chris and Nicola sat in at this point for "Blue Bossa", "Invitation", "Corcovado", "Up Jumped Spring" and the favourite blues in F - "Blues For Duane".
Turned out to be a good night after all even though Lawrie Brown didn't make it - perhaps he'd overcooked at the Porthole!.
Chapeaux en massé!
Lance.

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