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Afternoon

Jazz

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Tenement Jazz Band - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:30pm (doors). Free (donations).

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Sunday, February 05, 2012

Renegade Brass Band @ Hoochie Coochie

Don't ask me their names - even the band's website doesn't give them - strange!
Nevertheless, that's their problem.
I have to be honest, I'm not into Hip Hop.  I appreciate and often enjoy the impetus of the rhythm and the vocal versatility but, at the end of the day, I like to know what the song is all about!
There's an old standard - I Like To Recognise The Tune - with Hip Hop I like to recognise the words!
Having got that out of the way, the band are  superb and they soon hooked the dancers!
The solos were brief and integrated into the ensembles. A couple of the trumpets, the tenor and trombone had flurries but this isn't a soloing band, The power is in the ensembles and the opener practically lifted the roof off Hoochie Coochie. The sousaphone guy looked as though he had a python entwined around him but it was only the outré lacquering of the instrument.
Down on the dance floor a couple of street hoofers went through a stunning routine that almost emulated the Nicholas Brothers (see previous post).
It was fun - CD review to follow.
Photos.
Lance..

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