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Today Tuesday December 10

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jam session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. House trio: Mark Williams, Paul Grainger, Rob Walker.

Tyne Valley Big Band - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

Blues/Soul/Folk etc.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

CD Review: Pierrick Pédron - Cheerleaders

Pierriik Pédron / alto saxophone
Chris De Pauw / guitar
Laurent Coq / piano, keyboards
Vincent Artaud / bass
Franck Agulhon &; Fabrice Moreau / drums plus others

Pédron is an excellent alto player immersed, but not rooted, in Bird and Cannonball. However, on the strength of this unusual album, it may be as a conceptual artist that he will make his mark.
Cheerleaders is described as 'an opulent suite' that draws upon many different aspects of diverse genre.
You want Stravinsky, Pink Floyd? You got 'em. Fancy a French brass band? You got one too!
In fact one of the lasting memories of this disc are the 'oompah' sections that permeate the jazz, the neo-classical and the heavy metal that the Frenchman has skilfully woven into a fascinating tapestry of sound. Anyone who saw the film An American in Paris and remembers the ballet sequence will equate with this.
At times I'm reminded of some of the early Mike Westbrook albums - it has that same sound of surprise. Haden's Liberation Orchestra also comes to mind.
Pedron tells a story as he crafts a suite of nine sequential pieces recounting one night in the life of this woman - The Cheerleader. Nightmares, fantasies and memories, they are dreamy, they are violent, they are tender. 
Create your own images from the music is the invitation the composer extends to the listener - my imagination is already running wild!
A near masterpiece.
Lance.
Patrick Pédron - Cheerleaders. ACT 9511-2. Released October 3.

1 comment :

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