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13,698 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1115 of them this year alone and, so far, 59 this month (Sept. 17).

From This Moment On ...

September

Wed 22: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 22: Darlington Big Band @ Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public)
Wed 22: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 6:45pm. Celebrating TITTB's 20th anniversary & Dave Weisser's forthcoming birthday! Limited gig tickets (£1.00.). Free live stream. www.jazz.coop.

Thu 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 23: Jeremy McMurray & the Jazz Pocket Orchestra @ Middlesbrough Town Hall 8:00pm. .
Thu 23: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Sunniside, Gateshead. 8:30pm. .

Fri 24: Perdido Street Jazzmen (with Frank Brooker reeds, Eugene Farrar trombone, Brian Bennett banjo & Phil Rutherford sousaphone) @ Darlington Market Square, Darlington. 11:00am.
Fri 24: Sue Ferris Quintet @ Gala Theatre, Durham. 1:00pm.
Fri 24: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 24: Rendezvous Jazz @ Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 24: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 24: FILM: Jazz on a Summer's Day + Swing Bridge Trio (in the bar) @ Forum Cinema, Hexham. 7:00pm.

Sat 25: Silent Music Seeing Sound + Spinningwork @ Newcastle Arts Centre. 6:30pm. Newcastle Festival of Jazz & Improvised Music (NFOJIM).
Sat 25: Knats @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 26: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon. .
Sun 26: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. .
Sun 26: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 4:00pm. .
Sun 26: Sax Appeal @ The Blue Bell, Hill Street, Corbridge NE45 5AA. 4:30pm. Free. .
Sun 26: David Gray Flextet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. .
Sun 26: Nubiyan Twist @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 27: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Good Rockin' Tonight - Mo Scott Band @ The Magnesia Bank, North Shields.

Mo Scott (vcl), Rod Sinclair (gtr), Frankie Gibbon (bs), Rob Walker (dms).
Could one ask for a better night? Front row table in the company of those Fabulous Gilby Girls (Hil & Zoe), a packed house and the Mo Scott band almost rocking the 'Maggy Bank' right into the River Tyne below.
Mo was in magnificent voice hollering all the good old good ones from "Hound Dog" (nothing like Elvis I'm pleased to say) via Chuck Berry's "Teenage Wedding", Louis Jordan's "Let The Good Times Roll" "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?", "Fever" and a host of other 12 bars that straddled the narrow border between blues and rock 'n' roll.
On guitar, Rod was an electric storm that lit up the night. In particular, his slide/bottleneck thrashes had the adrenalin circulating dangerously fast whilst on the slows his night owling screamed tales of heartache and sorrow in Bb or thereabouts.
Frankie Gibbon had never played with the band before tonight but it didn't show. When Mo stepped down to re-charge, the stringmen changed gear for a Cream-like trio blast.
Behind it all, the inscrutable Rob Walker laid it down solid and decisive. This was as good as it gets in the blues world.
Lance.
Afterthoughts: Russell should have been here tonight - seven real ales to choose from.
Zoe's engagement ring - very classy.
Zoe's next engagement - Harrogate Jazz Club on Tuesday.

2 comments :

Russell said...

Hi Lance

Sounds like a good night. My interest in real ales is simply for research purposes, to avail the jazz gig-goer of what,I'm sure, is useful info.

Cheers!

Russell

Hil said...

ah thank you Lance for your kind compliment...your company was much appreciated by both the Gilby girls.

H & Z xx

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