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Jeremy Pelt: "It [Birth of the Cool sessions] was bebop in sheep's clothing." - (DownBeat, December 2019).

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Today Tuesday November 12

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6QG. Tel: 0191 227 5500. 1:15pm. Stanley Nelson's 2019 documentary film.

Evening

Jazz

Not Now Charlie - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

Blues

Sugaray Rayford - Cluny, Lime St., Newcastle NE1 2PQ. Tel 0191 230 4474. 8:00pm. £15.00.

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

Monday, August 02, 2010

Zoe Gilby Quartet @ The Cherry Tree

Zoe Gilby (vcl), Mark Williams (gtr), Andy Champion (bs), Richard Brown (dms).
The trio kicked off with Straight No Chaser - I kicked off with a bottle of Black Sheep also straight no chaser. Both put me in the mood for what was to follow.
In Zoe's case this was Come's Love in mine it was Marinated Squid with Olives, Heritage Tomatoes and Basil Dressing.
Both were delightful starters.
All or Nothing At All, one of Frank's early hits with the James Band, sounded good and it was nice to hear it again. As Time Goes By brought back memories of Casablanca although, by this time my attention was diverted by the huge pile of Steamed Mussels with Smoked Bacon served in a sauce of Belgium Wheat Beer and, of course, frites that was placed before me.
Other musical moments included Squeeze Me, Caravan and a strange mixture of I'm Beginning To See The Light and When Lights Are Low that somehow worked.
It had been a good first set but, like most Cherry Tree gigs, the real fireworks explode in the second half.
Stella By Starlight by the trio got the ball rolling with Mark Williams excelling - does he ever do otherwise?
Zoe then gave us some worldly wisdom in The Lieber and Stoller classic originally written for Peggy Lee - Some Cats Know. The gently insinuating lyric, I'm sure, got under the surface of most red blooded males present.
An up tempo blast on Cheek To Cheek was taken at such a lick I defy anyone to sing it faster!
When I indulged my taste-buds with a bowl of Gratinated Summer Fruits with Mascarpone Sorbet I couldn't help but think of the opening line to Berlin's tune - Heaven, I'm in Heaven...
I Didn't Know What Time it Was also hit the spot.
Peel Me A Grape, I Only Have Eyes For You, One Note Samba, Secret Love and the encored Lady Is a Tramp - another tear-up - made for another great evening at the Cherry Tree and another fine performance by Mrs Champion to be. As mentioned, Mark was at the top of his game with Andy and Richard providing the underpinnings - as well as the occasional solo.
Lance.

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
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Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
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