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Today Thursday February 27

Afternoon.

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Blues, Soul, Funk etc.

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Evening

Jazz

Lindsay Hannon & Mark Williams - Revolución de Cuba, Cloth Market, Newcastle NE1 1EE. Tel: 0191 917 7076. 6:00pm. Free.

Lieko - Bobik’s, Punch Bowl Hotel, Jesmond Road, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 3JY. Tel: 0191 284 0490. 7:30pm. £8.00. + bf, £5.00. concs + bf. Support TBC.

’58 Jazz Collective - Hops and Cheese, Tower St., Hartlepool TS24 7HH. 7:30pm. Free. Last Thursday in the month residency.

Paul Skerritt Band - The Pennyweight, Bakehouse Hill, Darlington DL1 5QA. Tel: 01325 468411. 8:00pm. Free.

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

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm.

Tees Hot Club w. Gus Smith (vocals); Josh Bentham (alto sax); Ted Pearce (keys) - Dorman’s Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 9:00pm. Free.

Blues/Soul/Funk/Etc.

The Slim Bees - The Hotspur, Percy St., Newcastle NE1 7RY. Tel: 0191 232 4352. 8:00pm. Free. Acoustic blues set by Scott Taylor & Michael Littlefield. Any donations will go to the under seige peoples of Syria.

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

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The EMCEE 5 Remembered.

This is an interesting link (foot of posting) to an Emcee 5 discography. No surprising hidden gems emerge as I think their total output was captured on an LP and an EP - their national reputation was based on the latter disc. North East fans of course knew of them from the old Down Beat club.
The reviews of the EP remind us of the impact they made at the time; unknown for a provincial jazz group in those days. The Brothers Carr, Gary Cox and Ronnie Stephenson went on to national and international acclaim. Sadly, Ian Carr and Ronnie Stephenson are no longer with us. Gary Cox, Ray Harley informs me, is a near neighbour of his in Portugal.
I'm not quite sure how bassist Malcolm Cecil became involved as he was a London musician who'd played with the Jazz Couriers and is, I understand, still active. John O' Carroll I think was the original bass player. It is said the band took it's name from Malcolm Cecil's initials but I'd have been tempted to think it was from Mike Carr's initials. Can anyone clarify?
Lance.

1 comment :

Roly said...

Not sure about the name - just presumed the MC was for Mike Carr. John O'Carroll was a fine bass player - he worked a lot with Billy Harper (eg. a Saturday residency at Ramside Hall that went on for years and which had quite a following). This was with Anne singing and Billy Shield on drums.
I heard John passed away just a few months back.
Roly