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IT IS ADVISABLE TO CHECK IN ADVANCE WITH THE VENUE THAT THE GIG IS ON.

OCTOBER

THURSDAY 1

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

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

Smoove & Turrell (Unplugged) - Hoochie Coochie, Pilgrim St., Newcastle NE1 6SF. Tel: 0191 222 0130. 7:00pm (6:00pm doors). £25.00. Limited capacity, book at www.hoochiecoochie.co.uk.

FRIDAY 2

Smoove & Turrell (Unplugged) - Hoochie Coochie, Pilgrim St., Newcastle NE1 6SF. Tel: 0191 222 0130. 7:00pm (6:00pm doors). £25.00. Limited capacity, book at www.hoochiecoochie.co.uk. SOLD OUT!

Lee Bates - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm-10:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity. A Blind Pig Blues Club event.

SATURDAY 3

Emma Wilson Blues Band - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7DN. 8:00pm. Limited capacity, in the first instance register for the live stream (£5.45.) at: www.jazzcoop.

SUNDAY 4

Vieux Carre Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. Tel: 0191 691 7090. Free.

Gerry Richardson Quintet - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7DN. 8:00pm. Limited capacity, in the first instance register for the live stream (£5.45.) at: www.jazzcoop. The band’s 25th anniversary celebrations!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Jo Harrup and Paul Edis Trio Fill the Cherry Tree

Jo Harrup (vcl), Paul Edis (pno), Mick Shoulder (bs), JC Caddy (dms).
Of course the food was excellent - my Rock Lobster and Crab Linguine with Parsley and Lemon was as good a main course as you'd find this side of The Savoy Hotel - but the Dish of the Day was undoubtedly Jo Harrup.
Jo, who has herself been singing at the newly refurbished Savoy, and looking a million dollars in a lacy shimmery little black number that did nothing to detract, served up a course in the art of projecting a lyric that included Where or When, World on a String, Too Darn Hot, Love Me or Leave Me, I've Never Been in Love Before and When I Fall in Love. As well as Jo's immaculate rendition, this latter tune had a fascinating selection of notes by Paul as he went into his solo that caught my harmonic fancy.
Jo was in good voice tonight retaining the attention of the majority of the crowded restaurant well past the sweet stage - in my case - Warm Ginger Pudding, Spiced Autumn Fruits and Caramel Sauce. The Autumn Fruits blended well with Jo's Autumn Leaves.
On drums, Jo's hubby - JC - slotted in nicely with the trio whilst, as ever, Mick Shoulder was the unsung hero that kept the ship afloat.
Earlier, the trio had opened up with Miles' All Blues whilst I started with Bayonne Ham, Turnip Remoulade, Purple Figs and Mustard - both classics in their own field.
Another night to remember at the CT. The vocal season continues next week with a return visit by Sarah Ellen Hughes acc. by the Paul Edis Trio.
Lance.

1 comment :

Ann Alex said...

Lance, If I'm the women's editor who comments on the clothes, you must surely be the food critic!
Ann Alex

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