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Bebop Spoken There

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


Today Tuesday December 10



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


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.


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

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Maine Street Jazzmen @ Ashington Jazz Club.

Jim McBriaty (clt/vcl), Ray Harley (tpt), Herbie Hudson (tmb/hca/vcl), Colin Haikney (pno), Ian Hetherington (dms), Alan Rudd (bass), Olive Rudd (vcl).
This is definitely the favourite band of the Elephant stalwarts - so much so that they turn up an hour early to secure a front row seat!
Better than average turnout - almost 50.
After a couple of openers Nobody's Sweetheart saw Jim giving a "New Century Ragtime" slant to his vocal followed by Herbie singing Ballin the Jack and an instrumental version of Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me.
The ever popular Olive sang Some of These Days and they rode out to the interval on My Girl Sal with Ray Harley in top form.
After the raffle Herbie took the vocal on Sonny Boy, Olive sang Just Friends before, in my opinion, the highlight of the evening, Herbie's only harmonica number, the George Benson style Masquerade. Dep piano player Colin Haikney got a nice setting on the keyboard and played very sympathetically.
They received an unbelievable round of applause at the end.
Next came Momma's Gone Goodbye, Melancholy Baby, Sally and In a Mellow Tone. They ended with Swing That Music. Two of Olive's numbers went into double tempo - both carried out without a hitch.
John Taylor.

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