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Paul Edis: "One of the regulars at The Gala today called me a 'turncoat' and another a 'deserter' - that's a very northern way of displaying affection in response to the news that I'm leaving the area. 'They're vicious down there mind you'. " - (Twitter January24, 2020)

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Today Saturday January 25

Afternoon

Jazz

Tees Valley Jazzmen - Hammer & Pincers, Preston Lane, Preston-le-Skerne, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6JH. Tel: 01325 314873. 1:00pm. £2.00.

Evening

Shirt Tail Stompers - Durham Town Hall, Durham DH1 3NJ. 7:30-11:15pm. £25.00. (£20.00. adv.). DJam 2020: Lindy Hop Festival ‘Masquerade Ball’. Line-up inc. Michael McQuaid (reeds), Nick Ball (drums). A Lindy Jazz event.

Blues/Funk/Soul

Broken Levee + John Carroll - Saltburn Cricket Club, Marske Mill Lane, Saltburn TS12 1HJ. 7:30pm (doors). £10.00. Info & tickets: 07960 935263. Saltburn Blues Club.

Ojay - Outstanding Art, North Road, Durham DH1 4SQ. Tel: 0191 649 0553. 8:00pm. Free. Electric bassist Ojay.

Raggy Ass Boys - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Keeping Music Live Herb Pomeroy's Way

The late trumpeter/band-leader/educator Herb Pomeroy was a member of a panel of fellow Bostonians who were asked to name their favourite jazz recordings by Boston musicians. Each gave his/her personal choices - including several of Herb's own discs - when it came to making his own selection he deliberated for a moment or two then said, angrily, "Throw them all in the rubbish bin and get out and listen to some live jazz!"
Come to think of it that isn't such a bad idea - there's a lot of live jazz just waiting to be heard. Why not get out there and listen to it warts and all rather than a sanitised product that has been re-mastered, edited, over-dubbed and maybe took a year to put together.
You could start tomorrow, as I said in the previous post but one, at the Jazz Café and The Bridge. Then on Monday Lewis Watson's at the Cherry Tree - there's a lot of it about!
Lance.

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