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Marc Myers: " If the original group with Baker was Dover sole, the group with Brookmeyer was beef stew." - (JazzWax, December 7, 2019).

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Today Tuesday December 10

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Evening

Jam session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. House trio: Mark Williams, Paul Grainger, Rob Walker.

Tyne Valley Big Band - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

Blues/Soul/Folk etc.

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

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Andy Sheppard, Jambone @ The Sage Dec. 19.

Hey Lance. I guessed the snow kept you in but I had the job of playing with Andy Sheppard which I couldn't refuse.
I've uploaded some images as well of the gig. I stand out with the white shirt as I totally got the wrong message about the dress code, but I guess the white shirt and black trousers tells people that I'm a pianist; so therefore I'll blend pretty easily with the keys!
Gig was a success. We performed two of Andy's tunes lasting about 45-50 mins; "Gas and Air" (from his Blue Note album 'Delivery Suite') and another called "Adventures of the Rave Trade" which started off with a dark and sophisticated Blues waltz (sharp 9's and stuff like that!) and then I led everybody into this Mingus-type 6/8 groove with solos from vibes, sax, scretching guitar and piano as well as a free improv bit at the end for everyone in the band to go crazy. Best Jambone gig up to date.
Harley Johnson.

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