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Gil Goldstein: "The first three days I was in Florida, I heard Jaco Pastorius play at a club in Fort Lauderdale, and then I heard Pat [Metheny] play in a class on jazz composition. My whole experience of the world changed in those three days." - (DownBeat, March 2020).


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Hudson Music: Lance's "Bebop Spoken Here" is one of the heaviest and most influential jazz blogs in the UK.

Rupert Burley (Dynamic Agency): "BSH just goes from strength to strength".

Today Tuesday February 25



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


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

A Roaring 20s Social - Durham Students' Union, Dunelm House, New Elvet, Durham DH1 3AN. 7:30pm. £12.00.,£10.00. Music student, £8.00. DUJS member. A Durham University Jazz Society event. Open to all.

Blues/Soul/Folk etc.


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

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Kairos 4tet - Schmazz @ The Cluny.

Adam Waldmann (sop/ten), Ivo Neame (keys), Jasper Hoiby (bs), Jon Scott (dms).
On the plus side I stayed until the death which I don't always manage at Schmazz gigs. Sometimes when I hear the more contemporary sounds associated with Schmazz gigs I feel the parade has passed me by!
Tonight, however, the music was within the bounds of comprehension.
Good players all although I would have liked to hear more tenor from Waldmann - Adam gets a good sound on the instrument. Still his soprano playing was okay, facile and creative. 
On keys, Neame had some monumental flights likewise Jasper the Bass and drummer Scott.
Four great musicians, excellent  original compositions yet... ...somehow it didn't totally gel for me.
On a non-musical note and this is a crit that applies to many local bands - is it really necessary to introduce the band five times during a gig?
On another, more sombre note, Paul Bream announced that Schmazz has lost its supportive grant from the Arts Council...

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