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Today Tuesday November 12

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6QG. Tel: 0191 227 5500. 1:15pm. Stanley Nelson's 2019 documentary film.

Evening

Jazz

Not Now Charlie - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

Blues

Sugaray Rayford - Cluny, Lime St., Newcastle NE1 2PQ. Tel 0191 230 4474. 8:00pm. £15.00.

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

Monday, November 16, 2009

Gig of the Year

Chris Yates has come up with the following suggestion: Nominations for the Gig of the Year.
Chris's own suggestion is:
"Gateshead Jazz Festival March, 2009 : the double bill of JOSHUA REDMAN TRIO and GUY BARKER JAZZ ORCHESTRA. The Joshua Redman Trio would have been my 'Gig of 2009' by itself, but sharing a concert with Guy Barker's terrific Jazz Orchestra...no contest, as they say."
I'll have to think about mine.
Also, perhaps two categories a general one and one involving local (local to you) musicians rather than 'visiting firemen'.
As local can mean anywhere from Newcastle to New York (and 'Old York') state clearly where the gig took place.
Please email suggestions to lanceliddle@gmail.com
Lance

3 comments :

Roly said...

My vote goes to Sheila Jordan, Brian Kellock Trio + guest Cleveland Watkiss at Gateshead Jazz Festival.
An hour of sheer delight.
Roly

cptfinch said...

I agree with Roly - this concert stands out as the most enjoyable for me. However, I think Roly might be referring to the night concert. I'll vote for the day concert which had Ian Shaw included as well. For local musicians I'd go for either one of Alan Glen's Chilli concerts or one of Paul Edis'.

Anonymous said...

I would say either The Music of Duke Ellington + Billy Strayhorn (featuring Northern Sinfonia, Guy Barker Jazz Orchestra and Tim Garland) or Julian Arguelles Trio + John Abercrombie. Alan Glen would be local gig of the year.

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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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