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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.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

This Friday @ The Sage - The Impossible Gentlemen.

Friday night promises to by an evening to remember at The Sage when The Impossible Gentlemen take to the stage in Hall Two. The "Gentlemen" are; Gwilym Simcock (piano), Mike Walker (guitar), Steve Swallow (bass) and Adam Nussbaum (drums). An Anglo-USA quartet that has created ripples - nay waves - of enthusiasm among the jazz fraternity. For me this is an eagerly awaited event - all the more so after hearing their recent Basho label CD. Four brilliant, and at times spectacular, musicians. Creative and intense in their solos. The probing interplay between the four works because, in the words of Mike Walker, "When we made this recording we were thoroughly comfortable glad to be set in a room together with our instruments in hand. We trusted each other".
That feeling comes through on the CD and I'm sure it will be even more evident on Friday night at The Sage.
Lance.
Friday June 10, The Impossible Gentlemen, The Sage, Gateshead. 8:00pm. £16.50/£12.50.
0191 4434661. www.thesagegateshead.org.

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