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Anat Cohen: "With the tenor, it's so iconic with jazz. With the clarinet, I can improvise, but it doesn't have to be called jazz." - (DownBeat July 2019)

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Today Tuesday June 18

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Evening

Lickety Split - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

River City Jazzmen - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NW. Tel: 01670 813983 (info). 8:00pm. £5.00. (inc raffle). Line-up inc special guest Don Fairley (trombone).

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Thursday, December 01, 2011

Maine Street Jazzmen @ Rosie Malone's.

Olive Rudd (vcl); Herbie Hudson (tmb); Jim McBriarty (alt/clt); George Richardson (pno); Alan Rudd (bs); Mike Humble (dms).
Close your eyes and you're at Eddie Condon's club in New York back in the 1940's. Maybe it's Lou McGarity on trombone and could that be Peanuts Hucko on liquorice? Definitely Joe Bushkin on piano with Pops Foster and George Wettling on bass and drums. Hey and dig Maxine Sullivan doing the vocal on Can't Help Lovin' That Man of Mine. Only person missing is Wild Bill - guess he's across the street at Jimmy Ryan's.
"Two pintsa Stella, marra" and I'm brought back to 2011 and South Shields. Still the music and the dream lives on with another fine session at Rosie's.
Too many great numbers to list but Honeysuckle Rose stood out and Doctor Jazz could surely cure anyone's blues particularly when served up by Staff Nurse Rudd.
A superb afternoon only marred by my decision to take the number 88 bus as opposed to my normal 27. This route visited every council estate known to man, we admired (not) their garish Christmas lights and illuminated Santas whilst hoping the reindeer didn't distract the driver.
Thinking I was saving ten minutes the journey added an extra half hour - I didn't get my kicks on Route 88.
Lance.

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