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COFID- 19

In the current climate we are doing our best to keep everyone up to date. All gigs, as we all know, are off.

However, good old YouTube has plenty to offer both old and new to help us survive whilst housebound. Plus now is a good time to stock up on your CDs.

Also, keep an eye out for live streaming sessions.

Alternatively, you could do as they do in Italy and sing from your balcony.

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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.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Alexander Hawkins & Harris Eisenstadt @ King's Hall, Newcastle University.

Alexander Hawkins (pno) & Harris Eisenstadt (perc.)Newcastle University's lunchtime concert series features an eclectic mix of performers and today it was the turn of free improvisers Alexander Hawkins and Harris Eisenstadt. Drummer Eisenstadt flew in from America to reunite with Convergence Quartet compatriot Alexander Hawkins to play one set of forty five minutes largely dedicated to South African Township jazz. Joyous, at times playful, swinging improvisations inspired by composers/musicians of the stature of Chris McGregor, Abdullah Ibrahim, Mongezi Feza, Miriam Makeba, Steve Lacy and others were played with authority; Hawkins dazzling inventive, Eisenstadt the epitome of restraint playing, variously, mallets, brushes and sticks. Tonight at the Lit & Phil in Newcastle the duo are joined by Dom Lash (double bass) and Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet) in an eagerly awaited concert performance beginning at 8:00 pm.
Russell

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