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OCTOBER

THURSDAY 29

Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Abbie Finn Trio - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity (upstairs). It’s Abbie’s birthday!

Maine St Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Sunniside Road, Sunniside NE16 5NA. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:00-10:00pm. Free. Note earlier start/finish.

FRIDAY 30

Neil William & Ben Holland - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm-10:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity. Jazz standards from the 1920s & 30s.

SATURDAY 31

Alice Grace & Pawel Jedrzejewski - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm-10:00pm. £10.00. Online booking (to book a table). Limited capacity. Alice & Pav join a multi-bill of entertainers (magician etc) to celebrate Prohibition Bar’s fifth anniversary. SOLD OUT!

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Good Duos Come in Threes!

I made my regular Saturday afternoon saunter to South Shields and, as is my wont, called into the library.
Down in the depths of the building - in the Music Dept. - I noted they were selling off some CDs including three jazz ones that, by intent - or more likely coincidence, happened to be duo recordings.
And what duos!
Bob Barnard with John Sheridan not only brought back memories of those famous Vanguard recordings of Ruby Braff and Ellis Larkins but also Bob's more recent gig at Trinity Church, Gosforth with Roly (Veitch) and the gang. Some great numbers including that old favourite of Muggsy's You're Lucky To Me. A new one to me (written 1933 by Johnson and Coslow!) was Black Moonlight. Great number - love the way the notes fall together on bars 5 - 8. Checked out versions by Mel, Ernestine and Anita on Spotify but hey - Amanda King gets the cigar!
Tommy Smith and Brian Kellock made for an interesting comparision with Brian's gig at Scarborough with Julian Arguelles. Two very different tenor players but one thing is sure - Brian Kellock brings out the best in whoever he's paired with. A choice selection of 'Gassers'.
Benny Green and Russell Malone. Not Green the late sax/broadcaster or Green the late bop trombone player but Green the piano who is far from late! Coupled with guitarist Russell Malone - the pair prove to be another well matched duo playing lines that both contrast and complement in a mix of standards and originals.
A good day rounded off with a pint of Hook Norton Gold in JDW's.
Lance.

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