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Today Tuesday January 21

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Cancelled - room being decorated back on Jan. 28.

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Evening

Air4ce - Cluny 2, Lime St., Newcastle NE1 2PQ. Tel: 0191 230 4474. Doors 7:30pm. £8.00. Ginger Baker tribute featuring regional jazz & blues musicians.

Acoustic Infusion with the Mighty Horns - Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. Tel: 01325 363135. 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm). £5.00.

Blues/Soul/Folk 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 09, 2012

Katherine Stone Quartet @ Hoochie Coochie

Katherine Stone (vcl); Dean Stockdale (pno); Mick Danby (bs/backing vcl); Steve Doyle (dms).
(Review by Lance).
Besame Mucho suggested the Coconut Grove or the Stork Club back in the 1940s. A gentle rumba rhythm (or was it a beguine?) set the mood for the evening.Cheek to Cheek took us into safe songbook territory, impeccably sung and played with pianist Stockdale providing the jazz.
In all, I counted 30 songs over the two set gig all gems of the songwriters craft. An up tempo I Wish You Love scored heavily as did Hit The Road To Dreamland and the wonderful lyric - 
Bye bye baby
Time to hit the road to dreamland
Don't cry baby
It was divine but the rooster has finally crowed
Time to hit the road.
Ramsay Lewis' Wade in the Water moved into funkier territory as did Street Life and Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing.
Ms. Stone isn't an out and out jazz singer but she sits nicely on the fringe delivering the goods tastefully and effectively. A good stage presence suggests possibly a theatrical background  and the crowd appreciated her varied program.
Stockdale is a welcome addition to the local keyboard scene whilst Messrs Danby and Doyle kept it all together with the former throwing in the odd backing vocal.
Enjoyable.
Hoochie photos.
Lance.

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