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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.

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Doctor John and the Lower 911 @ The Sage Americana Festival.

I should have gone to the Splinter 'All-Dayer'. at The Bridge, I could have looked in on the Americana 'Outdoor Stage". There were other gigs too but, for me, the only game in town was in Paris and on the Champs Elysée. What a finish to Le Tour! Mark Cavendish burst from the pack like 'El Gato' in the finale of a Duke Elington suite to blow everyone away. As for Duke, call him Bradley Wiggins with second placed Chris Froome as first lieutenant, Billy Strayhorn. The greatest ever day for British Cycling
Over at The Sage, Doctor John produced a rockin' set that deserved and got a standing ovation. Apart from the dirty low down blues laid down by the good doctor on piano, organ and vocals, there were yellow jersey performances from Jon Cleary on keys, Raymond (Weber?) on drums, I didn't catch all the names but Sarah, a young trombone player and Darren on baritone sax made a good horn section whilst the Fenders were used effectively by Dave (bass) and John (lead).
Sarah and The Doc had a great vocal duet on Makin' Whoopee and overall the show was a tonic to watch and listen to. I prescribe it to anyone  - heap good medicine.
Earlier, support band, Phantom Limb provided  a solid opening set.
Lance.

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