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16476 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 356 of them this year alone and, so far, 68 this month (May 24).

From This Moment On ...

May

Tue 28: Bold Big Band @ The Black Swan, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Wed 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 29: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 29: Jazz Night @ The Tannery, Hexham. 7:00-9:00pm. Free. The first night of a new jam session!
Wed 29: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.

Thu 30: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 30: Merlin Roxby @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Ragtime piano. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Thu 30: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guests Josh Bentham (sax); Neil Brodie (trumpet); Garry Hadfield (keys); Adrian Beadnell (bass);

Fri 31: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 31: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 31: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 31: Castillo Nuevo Trio @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 5:30pm. Free.
Fri 31: Borealis @ The Witham, Barnard Castle. 7:30pm. CANCELLED!
Fri 31: Redwell @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.

June

Sat 01: Enrico Tomasso’s Swing Company @ St Augustine's Parish Centre, Darlington. 12:30pm. Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club.
Sat 01: Play More Jazz! workshop @ The Globe, Newcastle. 1:30pm. Tutor: Steve Glendinning.
Sat 01: Hop, Skiffle & Jump: The Story of Skiffle @ 1719, Hendon, Sunderland. 6:00-9:00pm.
Sat 01: Lindsay Hannon’s Tom Waits for No Man @ Dry Water Arts, Amble. 7:00pm. £15.00.
Sat 01: John Garner & John Pope @ Victoria Tunnel, Ouseburn, Newcastle. 7:00pm.
Sat 01: Milne-Glendinning Band @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.

Sun 02: Musicians Unlimited @ West Hartlepool RFC, Hartlepool. 12 noon. Two sets (12 noon-1:00pm & 2:00-3:00pm). ‘Sunday Big Band Blast meets WHRFC’s Classic Car Show’.
Sun 02: Smokin’ Spitfires @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 12:45pm. £7.50.
Sun 02: Mark Williams Trio @ Central Bar, Gateshead. 2:00pm. £10.00.
Sun 02: Sax Choir @ The Globe, Newcastle. 2:00pm.
Sun 02: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 02: Anth Purdy @ The Quakerhouse, Darlington. 6:30pm. Free. ‘Swing Jazz Guitar’.
Sun 02: MSK @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 03: John Garner & John Pope @ Yamaha Music School, Blyth. 1:00pm. £8.00.
Mon 03: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

CD Review: Looking Glass - Zoe Gilby

Zoe Gilby (vcl), Andy Champion (bs), Mark Williams (gtr), Noel Dennis (tpt), Richard Brown (dms)
Zoe's second CD showcases the way her voice and her approach have matured over the past couple of years. Zoe's previous disc and her early gigs showed the attractive song-stylist to be a singer of impeccable taste, an interpreter of the gasbook - one of the best jazz girls around the north-east spots. With Looking Glass the bar is raised. Forget local this is a disc that, given the exposure, can compete on the world stage .
A mix of standards Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me, Time After Time, Only Have Eyes For You, I'm Beginning To See The Light/When Lights Are Low, That Old Black Magic. Some not quite so well known pieces - Tom Waits, Leon Russell, Nancy Wilson, Leiber and Stoller - and originals by Zoe and her co-pilot Andy Champion. Oh yes - there's also BSH contributor George Milburn's Take It Easy - an esoteric piece of nonsense over an attractive tune.
Apart from Zoe's compelling vocals there is some wonderful work going on behind her from Mark Williams and Noel Dennis. Richard Brown and husband to be Andy Champion provide the perfect foundation. Andy also produced the session.
The CD is officially launched at The Cluny, Lime Street, Ouseburn, Newcastle, on Sept. 7. 8:00pm for 8:30 start.
Only one negative. Minute white printing on a light green background make the booklet difficult to read.
No problem with the music though - nice one Zoe!
Lance.
Looking Glass - Zoe Gilby. Jazz Action JA18

3 comments :

Anonymous said...

It may be esoteric nonsense to you Lance but women seem to understand it! Zoe chose the verses from a poem what I wrote. The title by the way is Take it Easy but Take it, which may illuminate the poetic sense? Hey, you can please some of the people....

Lance said...

Don't get me wrong George (assuming it is you) - perhaps nonsense was the wrong word to use - I love it I just don't understand the lyric! I had the same problem first time I heard 'MacArthur Park'.

George Milburn said...

Hey Lance, Now there was a song with more meaning than you could shake a whisk at. I'll pretentiously explain the lyric next time I see you - Oui, it was moi!

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