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Anat Cohen: "With the tenor, it's so iconic with jazz. With the clarinet, I can improvise, but it doesn't have to be called jazz." - (DownBeat July 2019)

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Today Monday June 17

Afternoon

Jazz

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Tenement Jazz Band - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:30pm (doors). Free (donations).

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Monday, November 01, 2010

Plenty Time For No Time For Jive @ The Magnesia Bank, North Shields.

Brian Lynam (hca/vcl), Pete Readhead (gtr), Keith Forsyth (bs/vcl), Nat McLeave (dms).
Newcastle were playing Sunderland in Newcastle so I decided a visit to the Jazz Café which is situated precariously close to St Jame's Park would be unwise. Instead I opted for the Maggi Bank where No Time For Jive were playing Chicago Blues.
This was rivetting (as in shipyards) my baby done me wrong music that kept the feet tapping and the hands clapping as the sagas of unrequited love poured out.
Brian Lynam, looking cool in a pale suit with 3 buttoned jacket and a windsor knotted red and yellow striped tie complete with gold pin, is one wild harpist bending, chording, growling and producing unbelievable sounds from an 8 hole vamper or a 12 hole chromatic. Scotswood Slim, as he is also known, hollers the blues like as though he was born on North Clark Street.
On bass, Beefy Le Slap also shouted some blues as well as slapping the guts out of an unusual bull fiddle (really wide f holes).
Guitarist Pete thrashed out the twelves in every conceivable form and did everything but duckwalk a la Chuck.
On drums, Nat The Shuffle kept it all pulsating and never, noticeably, missed a beat.
This is a band that has got it all together.
Lance.

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