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Today Saturday February 29

Afternoon

Jazz

Great North Big Band Jazz Festival - Park View Community Centre, Church Chare, Chester le Street DH3 3PZ.. Tel: 07958 302745. 12:00 noon. Open Section (senior) competition. (Winners’ concert - 7:00pm). £15.00. weekend ticket, £12.00. day ticket, £5.00. under 16. Day 2/3.

Tees Valley Jazzmen - Hammer & Pincers, Preston Lane, Preston-le-Skerne, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6JH. Tel: 01325 314873. 1:00pm. £2.00.

Evening

Keith Nichols w New Century Ragtime Orchestra - Caedmon Hall, Gateshead Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead NE8 4LN. 7:30pm. Tickets £15.00 from 0191 281 4011. Line-up includes guests Keith Nichols (piano, vocals) & Nick Ward (drums).

Mike Lovatt w Strictly Smokin’ Big Band - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4461. 8:00pm. £14.70. Trumpet virtuoso w SSBB.

Mansion of Snakes - Cobalt Studios, Boyd St., Newcastle. 9:00pm. Donations. Cobalt’s Late Night Jazz Club. Band + DJ.

Blues/Funk/Soul

Red Hot Riot - 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.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

CD Launch @ The Lit and Phil. The Paul Edis Sextet "There Will Be Time". Friday March 2.

Paul Edis (pno); Graeme Wilson (ten); Graham Hardy (tpt/flg); Chris Hibbard (tmb); Mick Shoulder (bs); Adam Sinclair (dms).
Having recently reviewed the CD it makes sense to me that, rather than repeat myself,  I refer you to my original post.
Nevertheless, a momentous evening such as this deserves more  so - for those fans who were elsewhere - the Lit and Phil was, by kick off time, standing room only and the CD sales outstripped any previous JNE event held in the building. The band, and Paul in particular, looked mega smart - I often wonder why British jazz musicians dress down for their audiences unlike Americans who realise they are entertainers as well as musicians and look the part?
The music, needless to say, was on a par with the the CD although personally I found the slower, elegiac numbers easier to listen to in the comforts of home rather than the regimentated in-line seating set up - a minor point.
The album title came from a TS Eliot poem - The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
And indeed there will be time
For the yellow smoke that slides along the street,
Rubbing its back upon the window panes;        
There will be time, there will be time..

Lance 
(with thanks to Ann A for poetic details.)
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More on the Paul Edis Sextet.
I think I have seen almost every sextet gig and a particular pleasure for me last night was that all the material (bar ONE number) was original. When the sextet was first formed the set-lists were cautiously "traditional" - mostly standards, with just a sprinkling of Paul's or Graeme's compositions. How exciting it is now that they are established enough and have material enough to let rip for a full evening with their own tunes! And what tunes they are - technically accomplished, often complex, varied in mood and tone: they challenge and reward the players and delight audiences. All new, all good, all "home-grown" 
Jerry.

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