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Today Monday January 27

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Evening

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Garland/Champion/Tilbrook @ The Bridge - The Late Set.

As Bebop Spoken Here's Main Man set off for the snowfields of South Tyneside, Tim Garland's tenor horn did indeed conjure a very bluesy take on Round Midnight. Champion and Tilbrook went with it and we got more Monk (one can never get too much Monk) in the form of Evidence. Bill Evans' Very Early maintained the oh so good down beat mood.
Garland introduced fifteenth century plain-chant and it worked brilliantly. The tenor man drew a parallel between the ancient musical form and Blue in Green in so much as each piece can be said to be modal in structure. Miles' tune (or is it Bill Evans'?) followed and sure enough the point was well made.
A Kirkian blow out, We Free Kings (We Three Kings ?), saw all three musicians taking it home in style. The roaring finale elicited a roar for more from the appreciative crowd. The encore gave us Miles' Nardis. The evening was, as BSH Editor in Chief indicated earlier, a cracking gig. If not up there as a contender for gig of the year it was certainly a great way to end the season of gigs at Splinter @ The Bridge. You're next appointment at the Bridge Hotel is on 9th January 2011 (7:30 pm). Russell .

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