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Today Monday January 20



Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.



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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Paul Edis Sextet @ Hoochie.

Paul Edis (keys); Graeme Wilson (ten); Graham Hardy (tpt); Chris Hibbard (tmb); Mick Shoulder (bs); Adam Sinclair (dms).
What can I say? I've reviewed the CD, Reviewed the Launch and now here I am in love again reviewing tonight's gig at Hoochie Coochie..
Hoochie is different to other "jazz venues". Unlike, say, the Bridge or the Lit and Phil, or the Corner House it isn't populated by reverential fans paying lip service to their heroes - although there were some tonight (not all of whom paid lip service in the best possible way - by buying drinks!) - Hoochie is about folk coming out and having a good time and if that good time incorporates music they may not always have listened to so much the better. The point I'm getting at here is sure, sit in sepulchral silence at a concert, but in a non specialist club don't expect the hungovers from the previous night's soul/funk/rock 'n rave to do the same just because it's jazz.. Jazz may be our Holy Grail but to Joe Public and his bit on the side it's just another branch of music.
So, after all that, it was good, well attended, and the band played out of their skulls.
End of story.
Next week it's Lickety Split - another great band.

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