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Today Saturday January 18

Afternoon

Jazz

Early Bird Band - Lit & Phil, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SE. Tel: 0191 232 0192. 11:00am.

Evening

Adrian Cox Quartet - Watchtower Gallery, West End, Berwick TD15 2HE. 8:00pm. £10.00. Cox touring new CD ‘Now is Spring’.

Blues/Funk/Soul

Ray Stubbs R & B All-Stars - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Night With Sinatra - Take 2

This splendid evening presented the perfect opportunity for trainee singers to hear items from The Great American Songbook done Sinatra style, with, as Lance said, not too much cloning. Matthew Ford, listed as a baritone (I never heard Sinatra called that) sang beautifully with a very expressive face. He dressed immaculately in black jacket for the first half, then white jacket and black bow tie after the break. I especially liked the jaunty Girl from Ipanema; the sexy I’ve Got You Under my Skin and the heartbreakingly sad One for my Baby. The Northern Sinfonia was excellent and looked as if they were enjoying themselves, which shows versatility, as it definitely isn’t Beethoven. I didn’t know that a trombone could sound so sweet and tender as it did in one of the slower numbers. Yes, a Sunday evening to remember. Ann Alex

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