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13,508 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 926 of them this year alone and, so far, 90 this month (July 27).

From This Moment On

Thu 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone North Tyneside. 1:00pm.

Thu 29: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.

Sat 31: Lindsay Hannon @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Lindsay previews new, original material.

Sat 31: jakTar + Johnny Richards @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 8:00pm. JNE promotion.

August

Sun 01: Vieux Carre Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sun 01: Jeffrey Hewer Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Leeds College of Music graduate guitarist (Masters, Jazz Performance & Composition).

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Vieux Carré Jazzmen with Colin Aitchison @ Corner House. July 12th

Brian Bennett (banjo & vocals), Peter Wright (trumpet), Lawrence McBriarty (trombone), Barry Soulsby (clarinet & vocals), Brian Sibbald (double bass), Fred Thompson (drums & vocals) + Colin Aitchison (trumpet & vocals).
The word was that Geordie ex-pat trumpeter - A.K.A. 'Our man in Hong Kong' - Colin Aitchison was to sit in with the Vieux Carré at the Corner House.
I was busy elsewhere until quite late. Should I go and catch the second set? Well, if Aitchison could make the effort all the way from Kowloon I really had little excuse - after all I was just up the road. So, second set under way, raffle done and a few scraps left over from the buffet (I helped myself) the band blazed through Basin Street Blues, Black and Blue with Fred Thompson singing both numbers. Aitchison was invited to join the band on Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen (the Andrews Sisters' big hit) with Thompson once again taking the vocal. Aitchison was featured on Hello Dolly. His Louis' vocal was quite remarkable - more Louis than Louis! His trumpet playing was bold yet measured - it was good to hear him.
All too soon it was time that we were Goin' Home. The regular front liners were on form - Wright, McBriarty and Soulsby - and the rhythm section as ever had it down - Messrs. Bennett, Sibbald and Thompson. I'm pleased I went along.
Russell.

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