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As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Rainy Days and Tuesdays Always Get Me Down

I'm listening to Carmell Jones and Harold Land playing "I'm Gonna Go Fishin'", one of the many Harold Land tracks on Spotify. You don't hear Jones' name mentioned these days (he died in 1996) but he was a fine Clifford Brown inspired trumpet player who deserved to be given a lot more acclaim.
Harold Land too - he was a superb tenorman in the hard blowing Hank Mobley, early Trane style.
So, if I'm enjoying the music so much why am I letting Tuesdays get me down when it isn't raining?
Simple! since the River City Jazzmen booted their Tuesday session at Jesmond into touch there is absolutely no jazz in or around Newcastle on a Tuesday night apart from the monthly Schmazz sessions at the Cluny and it does hurt - even if you don't always go to a gig it's important to know it's there for you.
Jones/Land are now playing "Full Moon and Empty Arms" and that is just how I feel tonight!
Now must surely be the time for some enterprising band to kick something off.
Don't ask me who, where, or when though!
Lance.

1 comment :

Miles said...

Switch on to Radio 2 and listen to Billie Holiday.

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