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Binker Golding: "The purest jazz was often the most danceable. Somewhere along the way, we exchanged danceability for complexity, and I see a lot of what I do as a way of giving that back to people." - (Jazziz, Winter 2020).
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Today Saturday February 22

Afternoon

Jazz

Electric Guitar Masterclass – The Music of Robben Ford - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 10:00am. £15.00. Jamie Mackay conducts a masterclass looking at the work of former Miles Davis’ sideman Robben Ford.

Evening

Daniel John Martin w Swing Manouche - Core Music, 14a/b Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3NJ. Tel: 01434 601993. 8:00pm. Donations (suggested donation £10.00.). DJM w Mick Shoulder (guitar); Giles Strong (guitar); Ian Paterson (double bass).

Blues/Funk/Soul

Half Hand Hoodoo Band - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

Boys of Brass - Brandling Villa, Haddricks Mill Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1QL. Tel: 0191 284 0490. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Dionne Warwick @ The Sage

Dionne Warwick (vcl); Jeff Lewis (dms); Danny De Morales (bs); Todd Hunter (keys); Sam ? (perc); ?? (pno md). South Bank Sinfonia Strings.
Looking much younger than her 72 years (mind you I was back in row U) the diva celebrating 50 years in show business gave a polished and entertaining performance. The hits came tumbling out - there were many and I remembered every one of them!
Walk On By; Anyone Who Had a Heart; You'll Never Get to Heaven if You Break my Heart (honestly!); I'll Never Fall in Love Again (the magnificent rhyming of pneumonia with phone ya!); This Girl's in Love With You; Say a Little Prayer For Me; Alfie; Heartbreaker (we all sang along on that one!) Do You Know The Way to San José? What The World Needs Now and so on.
Hall One was close to capacity and at the end the lady was awarded a deserved standing ovation. It wasn't jazz but we didn't expect it to be. It was quality pop singing that will perhaps encourage me to dig out my vinyl.
Lance.

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