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Sunday, August 28, 2011

New Kids on the Block at Jazz Café

Pete Gilligan (pno/bs/dms); Sarah Travena (sop); Ray Truscott (bs); Colm Rooney (pno); Arjen Jongschaap (alt); Christian Prior (pno) and others.
I arrived to the music of Chuck Berry and Tina Turner - they were strutting it on screen. It was a few struts later before things got moving off screen but - when it did - it was worth waiting for.
In the words of The Duke, Suddenly it Jumped. Not just on stage but audience too.
The room was full and Sarah blew Perdido setting a benchmark for those who dared.
there were so many new faces today I couldn't keep track. The guitarist's name I failed to capture but he's a class act so it will no doubt be revealed with the passage of time.
Arjen Jongschaap, a young Dutch alto player (pictured above), had some delicious moments - one to note. His buddy Christian also played good piano. A trumpet player, a couple of drummers, gave an indication that the new intake may well add a vibrancy to the Newcastle jazz scene.
The room was packed and Herr Crombie was doing such good business he even smiled.
Lance.

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