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Marc Myers: " If the original group with Baker was Dover sole, the group with Brookmeyer was beef stew." - (JazzWax, December 7, 2019).

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Today Tuesday December 10

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jam session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. House trio: Mark Williams, Paul Grainger, Rob Walker.

Tyne Valley Big Band - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

Blues/Soul/Folk etc.

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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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