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Gil Goldstein: "The first three days I was in Florida, I heard Jaco Pastorius play at a club in Fort Lauderdale, and then I heard Pat [Metheny] play in a class on jazz composition. My whole experience of the world changed in those three days." - (DownBeat, March 2020).
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Today Tuesday February 25

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Evening

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

A Roaring 20s Social - Durham Students' Union, Dunelm House, New Elvet, Durham DH1 3AN. 7:30pm. £12.00.,£10.00. Music student, £8.00. DUJS member. A Durham University Jazz Society event. Open to all.

Blues/Soul/Folk etc.

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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Lickety Split @ Hoochie Coochie

Eddie Bellis (tmb); Kevin Eland (tpt/flg); John Hudson (ten); Alan Marshall (alt); Bill Britton (keys); Mick Danby (bs); Roy Willis (gtr); Paul Wight (dms).
A cracking gig  by a band that seems to improve with each hearing. I couldn't fault anything. Mick Danby, depping for Alan Rudd, was superb  indeed how could you not be in such a rhythm section? This was the perfect gig to put you in the mood for this weekend at The Sage. There will be some cracking bands at the Gateshead International Jazz Festival but, take it from me, after Lickety Split, they have it all to do!
The horns blow straight down the middle jazz - call it swing, call it bebop, call it what you like - I call it great. No squeaks, no grunts, no distortion, just music.
A rhythm section as sound as any you'll come across in a long day's stomp with pianist Britton (Britain?) outstanding.
I was reminded of those old Kenny Baker Let's Settle For Music broadcasts not least because of trumpet player Eland's solos and lead. This guy is like the Candoli Brothers rolled into one - Pete's range and Conte's solos. Not only that he's the most photogenic trumpet man I've come across since Harry James!
Catch this band when you can.
Photos.
Lance.

3 comments :

Anonymous said...

You missed out the great Roy Willis on guitar!

Lance said...

Whoops! Sorry about that - omission rectified. Roy - a vital part of that rhythm section.

Mick Danby said...

Thanks for the thumbs up Lance!