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Bar Manager Required

The Jazz Co-op are looking for an experienced bar manager who can be available to start when The Globe reopens in May.

Preference will be given to a suitably qualified person who lives relatively near to The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD.

Interested parties please follow this link.

Coming soon ...

April 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at The Holystone.

May 20 Maine Street Jazzmen are back at Sunniside Social Club.
May 23: Vieux Carré Hot Four are back at The Spanish City.

June 2: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.
June 7: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

CD Review: Viktoria Tolstoy - Letters to Herbie.

Viktoria Tolstoy (vcl); Jakob Karlzon (pno/keys); Krister Jonsson (gtrs); Matthias Svensson (bs); Rasmus Kihlberg (dms).
Special guests: Nils Landgren (tmb/vcl); Magnus Lindgren (woodwind).
A celebration of the music of Herbie Hancock lyricised and sung by Swedish singer Viktoria Tolstoy.
A challenge for both singer and listener as Ms Tolstoy has avoided the familiar numbers such as Watermelon Man and Canteloupe Island in favour of lesser known ones including Trust Me, Chan's Song, Butterfly, Chemical Residue and others.
Despite her attractive voice this isn't a disc that is likely to knock you for six from the opening bars. Rather it sort of creeps up on you and, as familiarity grows, so does it appeal.
Paradoxically, my personal favourite is the title track - Letter to Herbie - which wasn't written by Hancock at all but by Nils Landgren who produced the album as well as playing trombone and singing with Tolstoy.
The disc is released on Sept 5.
Viktoria Tolstoy - Letters to Herbie. ACT 9519-2.
Lance.

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