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George Shearing: "Speaking about Johann Sebastian Bach I think he'd be a real jazzer if he were alive today. I mean any man who has two wives, twenty kids, gets kicked out of the church for being too harmonically radical and drinks beer can't be all wrong can he?" - (Crescendo March 1984.)

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Today Thursday December 12

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 12:00pm. Free.

Note earlier time for this week only!

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Evening

Jazz

Hot Club du Nord - Lubetkin Theatre, East Durham College, Willerby Drive, Peterlee SR8 2RN. Tel: 0191 518 2000. 7:00pm. £10.00. (£5.00. under 18s). 'Jazz at the Lubetkin'.

Gala Big Band - Gala Theatre & Cinema, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. Tel: 03000 266 600. 7:30pm. £10.00. (£8.00. concs.). ‘Gala Big Band Does Christmas’.

Durham University Big Band - Dunelm House, New Elvet, Durham DH1 3AN. Tel: 0191 334 1777. Free. 7:30pm. ‘Jazzy Christmas’.

Indigo Jazz Voices - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £5.00. (£2.00. student).

Maine Street Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Hollywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NJ. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:30pm. Free.

Tees Hot Club w. Gus Smith (vocals); Dave Stansfield (tenor sax); Ted Pearce (keys) - Dorman’s Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 8:30pm. Free.

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm. £2.50.

Blues/Soul/Funk/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, August 16, 2012

CD Review: The Dominic J. Marshall Trio - Icaros.

Dominic J. Marshall (pno); Tobias Nijboer (bs); Kaspars Kurdeko (dms).
(Review by Lance.)
Why?, I ask myself, haven't I heard, or even heard of, Dominic J. Marshall before now. A product of that mega musical maelstrom that is Leeds College of Music, where he arrived via the Alan Hawkshaw Scholarship route, Marshall went on to win the prestigious LCM Piano Prize.
From Leeds he re-located to Amsterdam which probably explains why he slipped off my radar. The loss is mine.
Fortunately, this, his second CD, redresses the balance.
Ten self-penned compositions reveal a pianist/composer well-versed in contemporary sounds whilst at the same time retaining all the core essentials of the jazz tradition - not least a sense of romanticism. This is beautifully displayed in Ojos De La Pastora where he bears his soul in composition and probing improvisations.
The moods change with each track and, frequently within the track. Drifting, swinging, reflective, hard hitting, helped along by Latvian Kurdeko's intuitive drumming and the complementing bass-lines of Amsterdam's Nijboer.
The trio have been compared with EST, which is no small comparison, but the truth is they have an original voice that owes nothing to anyone but themselves!
Listen to Sphere on YouTube.
The Dominic J. Marshall Trio - Icaros is due for release in September on the F-IRE Label..
Lance.

1 comment :

Peter S. said...

Lance - I see you know of the Alan Hawkshaw Scholarship at Leeds. You may remember I told you of my acquaintance with Alan when working on the same Signals Watch at RAF Ayios Nicholaos, Cyprus during the 56 - 58 Years. He was a Leeds lad and a great pianist then even tho' we acquired a sunburnt Winnie Atwell replica. He could really make that talk and inject much of his Yorkshire humour. I actually have an old photograph with him on that old worn out keyboard. He was very popular and entertaining as you can imagine. Thanks for introducing me
to Dominic J. Marshall from that Leeds School of Music. I really enjoy what I hear and see on Youtube and must explore more of this musicians
compositions.