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Billy Cobham: "Miles said to us, 'Don't play in between takes,' so of course John [McLaughlin] played in between takes." - (JazzTimes, Nov. 2019).


Today Friday November 22



Sue Ferris Trio - The Merry Monk, 30 Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. 1:00pm. £5.00. Pub adjacent to Bishop Auckland Town Hall.

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.


Mick Shoulder Quintet - Traveller's Rest, West Auckland Road, Darlington DL3 9ER. 8:00pm. (doors 7:30pm). £8.00. Opus 4 Jazz Club.

Tenement Jazz Band - Theatre Hullabaloo, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. Tel: 01325 405405. 8:00pm. £14.00. Darlington NOJB.

Blues/Soul/Funk etc.

Ishmael Ensemble - Cobalt Studios, Boyd Street, Newcastle NE2 1AP. 8:00pm. £7.47.

Catfish Keith - Old Cinema Launderette, Marshall Terrace, Durham DH1 2HX. 8:30pm. £18.00. + £1.80. bf.

The Odels - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.

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

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Looks as though Good Friday will be in September this year

Well it's almost here again - Scarborough Jazz Festival of course! Can it be that a year has passed already? Tempos most certainly have fugited
The Festival opens on Friday at 7:00pm with the NIGEL PRICE ORGAN TRIO. Guitarist Nigel leads Pete Whittaker on Hammond and Matt Home on drums for what should be a blistering no holds barred opener.
IAN SHAW takes over to enchant us with his unique interpretations of some well known and some not so well known pieces before bringing us to the first night closer - The STAN TRACEY TRIO with GUY BARKER and BOBBY WELLINS. With Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (dms) this has to be a belter's belter!
I've heard much of Guy's trumpet in recent years but little of Bobby Wellins who has long been a favourite tenor player of mine. It will be interesting to see what Stan pulls out of the hat for this one or will we hear a previously undiscovered treasure?
Alan Barnes comperes. Someone once said, I've forgotten who*, that Scarborough without Alan Barnes' compering skills would be like Macbeth without the Prince of Denmark (Hamlet!)
Alan is as much a part of the plot as any of the players - of which he is amongst the most outstanding - and his spiel ranks alongside Humph's and Ronnie's - the keeper of the flame as regards jazz humour.
Tank's filled, oil and tyres checked, cat's in good paws - and I'm purring with anticipation...
* I've just remembered - it was me!

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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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