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Today Friday January 24

Afternoon

Jazz

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Dean Masser Quartet @ Gala Theatre & Cinema, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. Tel: 03000 266 600. 1:00pm. £6.00. Masser (reeds), Dean Stockdale (piano), Ed Harrison (double bass), Gaz Hughes (drums). SOLD OUT!

Evening.

Dean Masser Quartet - Traveller's Rest, West Auckland Road, Darlington DL3 9ER. 8:00pm. (doors 7:30pm). £TBC. Opus 4 Jazz Club. Masser (reeds), Dean Stockdale (piano), Ed Harrison (double bass), Gaz Hughes (drums).

Blues/Funk/Soul etc.

Big Joe Louis + Michael Littlefield - Middlesbrough Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2QJ. Tel: 01642 729729. 8:00pm. £12.50. Blues.

Long Tall Mama - 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.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Jam Session @ Hoochie Coochie


Pete Gilligan (pno); Mark Williams (gtr); Paul Grainger (bs);  Dan Reed (dms). Lindsay Hannon, Carly McKee (vcls).

The quartet opened with Night Train that got things rolling nicely along. Pete and Mark in blues mode, Dan and Paul fuelling the engine. Next stop was Powellville and Bud's Bubble which was worthy of the composer himself. Mark, to quote Paul, was "heavily featured" on How Insensitive which, paradoxically, wasn't! Mark was in great form displaying much sensitivity on this most beautiful of Bossa. The guitarist seems to be continually evolving - bar owner Warren agreed.
The set finished with more Bud Powell - Hallucinations. Great tune and terrific rendition. The guys had hit the right groove tonight alright.
A bottle of London Pride was handed down to me and off we went for the second set.
This had vocal virtuoso Lindsey joining the ensemble for You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To, a hard, rockin' blues - Talkin' 'bout My Baby and more bebop with Night in Tunisia. 
Lindsay was in good voice tonight as was Carly McKee who gave out with the inevitable Summertime and It Don't Mean a Thing before duetting with Lindsay on Cheek to Cheek. This was a war of attrition with both girls going for the jugular! Honours even(ish).
The set concluded with Blues For Pat (Metheny).
I had hoped for a few horn players to show but up to this point it was only the two girls although I did note a guy with a trumpet case so maybe there was more to follow in the third set but the number 27 bus doesn't take these things into consideration so I reluctantly left.. 
Lance.

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