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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!

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Vibraphonia - Whitley Bay Jazz Party - Saturday

Raymond Grasier (vbs); Andy Schumm (tpt); Steve Andrews (ten/clt); Mike Piggott (vln); Alistair Allen (tmb);  Paul Asaro (pno); Philippe Guignier (gtr); Bruce Rollo (bs); Richard Pite (dms). Frans Sjöström (bs sax).
As most of the audience had arrived and checked in yesterday stewarding was a little less taxing today and gave me the opportunity to hear what I am sure many will regard as one of the highlights of the weekend (unfortunately I missed the Cecile McLorin sessions...). I refer to Vibraphonia - Swiss vibesman Rchard Grasier's tribute to Hamp and Adrian Rollini.
Grasier really is a top class player with technique to match the greats he emulates. But it wasn't just about the vibes - Steve Andrews held his own on both tenor and clarinet, Andy Schumm, lyrical on trumpet, Mike Piggott, a swinging fiddler, nice trombone, guitar, piano with Rollo and Pite putting the boot in to power the ensembles along. Then there was the bass sax of Sjöström who plays the cumbersome instrument with the facileness of a clarinettist. A good choice of numbers - a lovely version of Hoagy's Small Fry stood out - made this most enjoyable.
Lance.

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