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14250 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 469 of them this year alone and, so far, 69 this month (May 19).

From This Moment On ...

May.

Fri 20: Andrea Vicari Trio @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. Vicari (piano), Andy Champion (double bass), Abbie Finn (drums).
Fri 20: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 20: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 20: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 20: Swing Bridge @ Garden House Coffee, Hallgate, Hexham. 4:05pm.
Fri 20: Castillo Nuevo @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 5:30-8:30pm.
Fri 20: Customs House Big Band w Ruth Lambert @ Exchange, North Shields. 7:30pm.
Fri 20: Andrea Vicari Trio @ Traveller’s Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. £12.00. Opus 4 Jazz Club. Vicari (piano), Andy Champion (double bass), Abbie Finn (drums).

Sat 21: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Market Place, Darlington. 11:00am - 3:00pm. All star line-up!
Sat 21: Elkie Brooks @ Whitley Bay Playhouse. 7:30pm.
Sat 21: Jools Holland’s R & B Orchestra @ The Hippodrome, Darlington. 7:30pm.
Sat 21: Milne-Glendinning Band @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 22 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 22: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 22: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 22: Abstract Orchestra plays J Dilla @ Wylam Brewery, Newcastle. 7:30pm. CANCELLED!
Sun 22: Panharmonia @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.

Mon 23: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 25: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 25: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 25: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 25: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 26: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 26: Deep Pope + Garner & Pope @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm. £7.00.
Thu 26: 58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 26: Knats @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Thu 26: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Orchestra @ Arc, Stockton. 8:00pm.
Thu 26: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 26: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Monday, February 06, 2012

God is in the house. Paul Edis Trio @ Cherry Tree Restaurant.

Paul Edis (pno); Mick Shoulder (bs); Adam Sinclair (dms).
According to legend, Art Tatum walked into a club and Fats Waller stopped playing and said, "God is in the house." He may well have done although, equally, he could have said, "Gordon's on the house" suggesting that the bartender give him a free shot of his favourite tipple.
That's as maybe but tonight, after Paul Edis' rendition of Tatum's version of Tea For Two, maybe he will acquire the accolade of the ultimate deity. It was an outstanding performance in an evening of outstanding performances both on the stand and in the kitchen - God was certainly in the kitchen tonight - how else could my Slow Cooked Shoulder of Pork, Mustard Mash and Red Cabbage have tasted so good?
The set opened with They All Laughed and I began the evening with Confit Pear and Celeriac Tarts, Pear and Vanilla Puree. 
How High The Moon, Corcovado, Alice in Wonderland, The Preacher, The Nearness of You and It Had To Be You all part of the build-up to the Tatumesque explosion.  
Later, Paul "premièred" an original composition, Cherry Tree Blues in honour of the popular restaurant. He should compose one for the chef - not a blues but a variation on Ode To Joy which my  Clementine Jelly, Spiced Apple Sorbet.surely was.
Adam Sinclair, who played so well with Simon Spillett last Thursday, maintained his good form tonight keeping it swinging and exchanging some exciting fours with Paul. Mick, as ever, laid back, cool and absolutely rock solid without being rigid - a great trio.
I couldn't stay to the very end but that in no way reflects on the music which was superb.
Lance.

2 comments :

Dave P (on Facebook) said...

I agree, Paul's solo version of Tea for Two was amazing. But I also liked the relaxed interaction between each member of the trio. These three know what each other is going to play before they play it.

Roly said...

I heard Paul play Bix's 'In a Mist' a few days ago. Lovely!
Roly

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