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Today Sunday June 16

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. Free.

Musicians Unlimited - Park Inn, Park Road, Hartlepool TS26 9HU. Tel: 01429 233126. 1:00pm (doors 12 noon). Free.

Alice Grace & Ben Helm - Bonbar, Fenkle St., Newcastle NE1 5XU. Tel: 0191 232 8695. 1:30pm.

Jazz Social - Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DX. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 4:00pm. Free.

Blues/Funk/Soul

The Panthers - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 3:00pm. Free.

Sour Mash Trio - The Schooner, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3AF. 5:00pm. Free.

Evening

Customs House Big Band - Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields NE33 1ES. Tel: 0191 454 1234. 6:00pm. £13.00. ‘Swing on a Summer’s Evening’. The band’s 20th anniversary concert.

East Coast Jazz Jam - The Exchange, Howard Street, North Shields NE30 1SE. Tel: 0191 258 4111. 6:00pm. Free.

Gerry Richardson Quartet - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £6.00. ( (£3.00. student).

DU Jazz Soc jam session - Fabio’s Bar, Saddler St, Durham DH13NP. Tel: 0191 383 9290. 7:30pm. Free.

Francis Tulip Quartet - Black Bull, Bridge Street, Blaydon NE21 4JJ. Tel: 0191 414 2846. 7:30pm. £7.00. Line-up: Francis Tulip (guitar); Ben Lawrence (piano); John Pope (bass); Matt MacKellar (drums)

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

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Maine Street Jazzmen @ Rosie Malone's. Plus CD review.

Olive Rudd (vcl); Herbie Hudson (tmb/hca/vcl); Jim McBriarty (alt/clt/vcl); George Richardson (pno); Alan Rudd (bs); Mike Humble (dms). 
A routine afternoon with the gang blowing their pleasing mix of Dixie/small band swing that never fails to entertain. However, rather than repeat the plaudits I've been handing out over the past couple of years I thought I'd draw attention to the band's latest CD.
I say "The Band's" but in fact it's a compilation of Olive Rudd's vocals from their previous CDs.
Olive has an earthy sound that lies comfortably between the blues mama and the sophisticated cabaret artist and she carries it off well.
Tin Roof Blues and Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out are examples of the former whilst I Wished on the Moon and Howdya Like To Love Me? lean towards the supper room crowd.
In between and amidst it all the Maine Street gang blow some great jazz with Ray Harley's trumpet adding to the above guys. but, these are recordings spread over the last year so, on some tracks, we have Malcolm Armstrong booting it along on keys whilst others have Ian Hetherington on drums. Jimmy Mack and Herbie chip in from Inspiration Point making this an ideal example of Olive and the band.
You don't need a mortgage either - £6 from the band at gigs or via the band's website.
Lance.
PS:Getting back to the actual gig Herbie sang A Wink and a Smile from Sleepless in Seattle. A Harry Connick jnr. number that always knocks me out.

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