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'606' Club: "A toast to Lance Liddle of the terrific jazz blog 'Bebop Spoken Here'"

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Postage

13,359 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 777 of them this year alone and, so far, 51 this month (June 13).

From This Moment On

JUNE

Wed 16: Washboard Resonators @ Punch Bowl Hotel, Jesmond, Newcastle (8:00pm). SOLD OUT!

Thu 17: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside (1:00pm).

Thu 17: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead (8:30pm).

Fri 18: Jazz Jamaica @ Sage Gateshead (8:00pm).

Sat 19: Jude Murphy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle (8:00pm).

Sun 20 Knats @ The Globe, Newcastle (8:00pm). Advance booking essential: www.jazz.coop. SOLD OUT. Livestream available from £7.50.

Mon 21: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). POSTPONED!

Wed 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). POSTPONED!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Djangologie @ The Cherry Tree

Emma Fisk (vln); Jim Birkett, Giles Strong (gtr); Mick Shoulder (bs).
Given the nature of the music it seemed appropriate that I started with something French. As L'escargot wasn't on the menu I opted for Bayonne Ham, Celeriac Remoulade and Artichoke Crisps with Mustard Dressing
C'est si Bon! but the band decided on Coquette.
This gave them a swingy start with Emma taking us from Jesmond to Montmartre with Messieurs Birkett, Strong and Shoulder in tow before being released to find their own way to the get together on the steps of La Sacre Coeur. 
Djangologie comprise four major ingredients - Emma, Jim, Giles and Mick - that blend together perfectly to re-create the feeling of 1930's Paris. The chef performed a similar miracle when he put together the Pan Fried Chicken Supreme, Heritage Mash, Wild Mushrooms and Red Wine to create a 21st century culinary Jesmond achievement. The dish was as satisfyingly tasteful as Emma playing J'attendrai.
The two guitarists were Maccaferried and, unlike the original Hot Club Quintet, swapped lead and solos mid number to great effect. Monsieur Bassman kept it all together and I can think of nothing better than listening to Minor Swing whilst devouring Blackberry Créme Brulee with Chocolate Shortbread - a recipe for contentment.
Lance. 

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