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Jackie Paris: "A singer's got to be able to tell a story. Frank Sinatra and Nat Cole are best at that; Mel Tormé too. I like to take a lyric that means something and sing it right to the person it was meant for." - (DownBeat October 11, 1962).


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 Saturday September 14



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

Tees Valley Jazzmen - The Merry Monk, 30 Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. 1:00pm. £2.00. Pub adjacent to Bishop Auckland Town Hall.


Paper Moon Trio - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations).


Lewis Hamilton Band - Cluny, Lime Street, Newcastle NE1 2PQ. Tel: 0191 230 4474. 8:00pm. £5.00. (adv). Blues.

Mitch Laddie Band - Brandling Villa, Haddricks Mill Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1QL. Tel: 0191 284 0490. 8:30pm. Free. Blues.

The Panthers - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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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