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Dayna Stephens: "I always tell them [students] there will never be anyone who will play it [EWI] as technically proficient as this cat [Michael Brecker] did." - (JazzTimes June 2019).

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Today Tuesday June 25

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Evening

Jam Session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, 59 Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel. 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. Free. Trio Alan Law, Paul Grainger, John Bradford.

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Friday, June 22, 2012

CD Review - Joe Leader: Seductive Sax.

Joe Leader (saxes); Carl Hudson (keys); Miles Kayne (gtr); Andy Tolman (bs); Westley Joseph (dms).
I'm not normally an enthusiast of "Smooth Jazz" it tends to be repetitive and lacking in emotion. However, there is an exception to every rule and this may just be it. Certainly it's smooth but there are also moments when the veneer slips and some earthy slices of R & B surface. Leader Leader is an accomplished player and he has a good repertoire of jazzisms to call upon. 
Nine classic cuts including Isn't She Lovely?, Nature Boy, Just The Two of Us and Another Star make this a very listenable album. It may not be my album of the year but it will get played again.
The official launch is this Wednesday June 27. 8:00pm at the Leicester Square Theatre, London so, if you're in town it will be well worth attending.
Lance.

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