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Mark Walker: "A drummer in a big band is always happy. It's like driving a big bus." - (Downbeat, August 2019)


Daily: July 6 - October 27

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden - Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA. Tel: 0191 478 1810. Screenings at intervals during the day. part of Akomfrah's exhibition Ballasts of Memory. Exhibition (daily) July 6 - October 27. 10:00am-6:00pm. Free.

Today Tuesday July 23



Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden. See above.

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



Jam Session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel. 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. House trio: Stu Collingwood; Paul Grainger; Matt MacKellar.

Archipelago & J Frisco + Mark Williams Trio - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 8:00pm. £9.90.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Chris Hibbard w. Paul Edis Trio @ The Cherry Tree Monday Jan. 9.

Chris Hibbard (tmb); Paul Edis (pno); Mick Shoulder (bs); Adam Sinclair (dms)
Braised Venison Croquette, Sweet Shallot Purée, Root Vegetable Terrine.
Crane Row Farm Pork Chop, Red Cabbage, Black Pudding, Apple.
Sticky Toffee Pudding w. Salt Butter Caramel. Black Sheep Bitter.

It's not often I hear a trombone fronted quartet
And rarely do I have a Venison Croquette 
So my starter tonight,
Was a double delight.

That gets the poetry out of the way, it ill becomes me to do otherwise with Messrs Edis and Son in attendance, so it's prose from this moment on.
Chris Hibbard gets a lovely, rich, dry, sound on trombone and it was heard to great advantage on Black Orpheus, Come Rain or Come Shine, Cry Me a River and Tadd Dameron's Ladybird among others.
Black Orpheus, coupled with Pork Chop and Black Pudding -  a Black Pudding like you never dreamt a Black Pudding could taste like - and given an assisted passage by a bottle of Black Sheep Ale meant that tonight Black was most definitely beautiful!
Sticky Toffee Pudding with Salt Butter Caramel - wow! My Secret Love!
All of Me had a spoof piano intro from Paul as well as a semi - Garner solo whilst Mick bowed like Slam Stewart. All good fun.
Sandu and Bags Groove swung along nicely with Adam trading fours all-round.
It wasn't a full house tonight but it was rewarding that those that were in at the start, in the main, stayed on.

1 comment :

jerry said...

A poetic start, Lance chose,
Instead of his usual prose.
The black pud he ate
Made him all "laureate"
-It'll be opera next, I suppose!!


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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
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