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Bebop Spoken There

George Shearing: "Speaking about Johann Sebastian Bach I think he'd be a real jazzer if he were alive today. I mean any man who has two wives, twenty kids, gets kicked out of the church for being too harmonically radical and drinks beer can't be all wrong can he?" - (Crescendo March 1984.)


Today Thursday December 12



Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 12:00pm. Free.

Note earlier time for this week only!




Hot Club du Nord - Lubetkin Theatre, East Durham College, Willerby Drive, Peterlee SR8 2RN. Tel: 0191 518 2000. 7:00pm. £10.00. (£5.00. under 18s). 'Jazz at the Lubetkin'.

Gala Big Band - Gala Theatre & Cinema, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. Tel: 03000 266 600. 7:30pm. £10.00. (£8.00. concs.). ‘Gala Big Band Does Christmas’.

Durham University Big Band - Dunelm House, New Elvet, Durham DH1 3AN. Tel: 0191 334 1777. Free. 7:30pm. ‘Jazzy Christmas’.

Indigo Jazz Voices - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £5.00. (£2.00. student).

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

Tees Hot Club w. Gus Smith (vocals); Dave Stansfield (tenor sax); Ted Pearce (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.



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

Monday, June 08, 2009

Roger Myerscough w. Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Corner House.

Roger Myerscough (bar/clt/vcl), Barry Soulsby (clt/alt/vcl), Peter Wright (tpt), Lawrence McBriarty (tmb), Brian Bennett (bjo), Brian Sibbald (bs), Fred Thompson (dms/vcl).
A pleasant session with reedman Roger Myerscough guesting with the band. He blew some fine baritone reminiscent in places of Adrian Rollini's bass sax he also played clarinet and had an impressive duet with Barry Soulsby on "Apex Blues". It has to be said that Barry lost nothing by comparision.
However, perhaps the outstanding number of the night was "St. James Infirmary" sung by Fred Thompson with a restructured lyric. "I went down to Saint James Park - saw Alan Shearer there etc. It proved a hit with the decent sized crowd and had an excellent plunger solo from Lawrence.
On trumpet tonight was Peter Wright whose forceful lead put the decibels on overtime. On "Smiles", after a Barry vocal, he proved he also had a sensitive side with a nicely constructed solo.
All in all a good night with the usual sumptuous buffet served during the intermission.

1 comment :

russell said...

Hi Lance

I was unavoidably detained elsewhere and arrived at the Corner House to catch the last twenty minutes or so. From what I heard I agree that Barry Soulsby was more than a match for the guest for the evening Roger Myerscough. One big disappointment... I missed the buffet.