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Brian Carrick: "I contacted Max Jones of Melody Maker and offered to be his correspondent in the States, but I should have done what Ken Colyer had done, get a job on a ship and then jump ship in the States. So I didn't make it [to New Orleans] till 1973." - (Just Jazz May 1999)

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COVID-19

In the current climate we are doing our best to keep everyone up to date. All gigs, as we all know, are off.

However, good old YouTube has plenty to offer both old and new to help us survive whilst housebound. Plus now is a good time to stock up on your CDs.

Also, keep an eye out for live streaming sessions.

Alternatively, you could do as they do in Italy and sing from your balcony.

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As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Gateshead International Jazz Festival - On The Concourse Sat March 24.


One of the delights of Gateshead is the ongoing free events on The Concourse. The Strictly Smokin' Big Band got things moving today with a bang. I'd been listening to the Voice of the North Jazz Orchestra in the Northern Rock Foundation Hall and, despite the fact that theVOTNJO was riddled with deps - very able deps I hasten to add - I thought this band was indefatigable then what happens? I go out for a sherbet and I'm hit with the Strictly Smokin' Big Band in full flight. Pete Tanton on trumpet, Paul Gowland on tenor proved that this band is comparable with their more illustrious counterparts in the Foundation Hall. As well as the instrumentals I was quite taken by the vocal duo on I Won't Dance.
Rhythm Changes had some nice boppy arrangements including Moose The Mooche which showed off the soloists to good advantage.
Elaine Binney and the Jazz Rascals played well although the acoustics didn't do them any favours. (Photo courtesy of Kaveh.)
Lance.

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