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Anat Cohen: "With the tenor, it's so iconic with jazz. With the clarinet, I can improvise, but it doesn't have to be called jazz." - (DownBeat July 2019)

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Today Wednesday June 19

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Alexys de Alfaro & Julija Jacenaite - Jazz Café, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 261 5618. 2:00pm. Free. Café Mezzanine (first floor, access via crafts shop).

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Levee Ramblers NOJB - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.00.

Blues

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Paul Edis Sextet - Splinter @ The Bridge

Graham Hardy (tpt/flg), Alex Leathard (tmb), Graeme Wilson (ten), Paul Edis (pno), Andy Champion (bs), John Hirst (dms).
Three guys came off the Subs' Bench for this one - but what Subs! John Hirst, Andy Champion and Alex Leathard. All three are key members of other bands and indeed their appearances at the Bridge are topped only by those of Mark Williams who was relegated to the stands tonight.
Alex, whose finely chiselled features are reminiscent of the young Chet Baker, soloed with cool dude efficiency. I wonder if he and fellow trombonist Chris Hibbard have ever thought of putting together a Jay and Kai fashioned Quintet?
Graham and Graeme fuelled the fire with some temperature raising moments although Graham did mellow when blowing flugel. There were cryptic references to tenor playing Graeme's unfamiliar instrument - it sounded okay to these ears.
Most of the compositions and arrangements were by Paul, some from way back. Needless to say deps, Andy and John, coped admirably as indeed did the aforementioned deputy slider Alex.
The only surprise was that it wasn't standing room only.
Lance.

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