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As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Zoe Gilby Quartet @ The Cherry Tree, Restaurant, Jesmond.

Zoe Gilby (vcl); Mark Williams (gtr); Andy Champion (bs); Richard Brown (dms).
Ham Hock Terrine, Crisp Hen's Egg, Dandelion Leaf and Warm Toast washed down with Antonio Carlos Jobim's Waters of March made for one glorious starter.
The Chef at the Cherry Tree has the qualities that Leiber and Stoller extolled in Zoe's next number - Some Cats Know.
This guy certainly knows how to put together a Butter Roast Corn Fed Chicken, Silver Chard and Roasting Juices main course and Zoe knows how to serve up a ballad like Time After Time.
Our girl, forsaking her diva dresses for a modest mini, told the story (in song) of a London pub - The Midnight Bell. Based on one of Patrick Hamilton's stories from his trilogy Twenty Thousand Streets Under The Sky, it's a Zoe original that captures the despondent and depressive mood of the book perfectly.
The Dry Cleaner From Des Moines - was there ever a more enigmatic song title?
A Weaver of Dreams, I'm Always Drunk in San Fransisco, I Only Have Eyes For You were all done in Zoe's unique style whilst the Vanilla Panna Cotta, English Raspberries and Raspberry Shortbread were equally scrumptious.
Messrs. Champion and Williams left their ACV hats at The Bridge and played some tasty solos.
Mark's blast on Caravan kept wagon wheels turning whilst those who hadn't previously heard 21 (?) year old drummer Richard Brown were sent into orbit.
Centrepiece, followed by That Old Black Magic brought things to a close. In the former, Zoe and Mark traded off each other whilst Andy did a bit of 'sawing' in the latter.
An evening of good food and good music.
Lance.

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