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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 Tuesday June 18

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Lickety Split - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

River City Jazzmen - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NW. Tel: 01670 813983 (info). 8:00pm. £5.00. (inc raffle). Line-up inc special guest Don Fairley (trombone).

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

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Maine Street Jazzmen @ Rosie Malone's

(Personel as per previous).
What can I say about today's session that Russell didn't say yesterday 'cept that I'm doing it without a hangover - tomorrow might be a different story!
The tunes may have varied but the same punchy drive that makes the Maine Street Jazzmen a Dixieland band who can walk tall anywhere in the world was evident.
From the opening Royal Garden Blues to the closing Bad Penny Blues they kept the assembled horde of ne'er-do-wells and hobbledeyhoys entertained and, if there were any complaints it was only the lack of real ale on the pumps - the manager assures me this will be resolved.
Ray excelled on Bad Penny as well as blowing an inspired cadenza on Basin Street. Herbie was at his most Kid Oryesque whilst Jim not only played suave clarinet but hit us with some Trumbauer-like alto.
The rhythm section kept it in the alley with a lowdown dirty mean drag that didn't drag at all but jumped up and said 'get on the floor there and shake your butt!'
Olive sang Swing That Music - it, the band, and she did just that."
With Russell and Graphic Artist Bill in attendance it also served as the Bebop Spoken Here AGM!
Lance.

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