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Postage

13,698 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1115 of them this year alone and, so far, 59 this month (Sept. 17).

From This Moment On ...

September

Fri 17: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 17: Rendezvous Jazz @ Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 17: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 17: Abbie Finn's Finntet @ Traveller's Rest, Cockerton, Darlington. 8:00pm.

Sat 18: Baghdaddies @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Sat 18: David Gray Trio @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 19: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 19: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Westbourne Road, Hartlepool TS25 5RB. 1:00pm. South Durham Social Club aka Steelworks or Steelies. New venue for Teesside's premier big band.
Sun 19: Hand to Mouth: Lindsay Hannon & Bradley Johnston @ St James' & St Basil's Church, Newcastle. 3:00pm.
Sun 19: Green Tangerines + Knats @ Punch Bowl Hotel, Newcastle. 3:30pm.
Sun 19: Alice Grace Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 20: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 22: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 22: Darlington Big Band @ Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public)
Wed 22: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Celebrating TITTB's 20th anniversary & Dave Weisser's forthcoming birthday! Limited gig tickets (£1.00.). Free live stream. www.jazz.coop.

Thu 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 23: Jeremy McMurray & the Jazz Pocket Orchestra @ Middlesbrough Town Hall 8:00pm. .
Thu 23: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Sunniside, Gateshead. 8:30pm. .

Fri 24: Sue Ferris Quintet @ Gala Theatre, Durham. 1:00pm.
Fri 24: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 24: Rendezvous Jazz @ Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 24: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 24: FILM: Jazz on a Summer's Day + Swing Bridge Trio (in the bar) @ Forum Cinema, Hexham. 7:00pm.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

CD Review: Jan Garbarek/Egberto Gismonti/Charlie Haden - Magico: Carta de Amor.

Jan Garbarek (ten/sop);Egberto Gismonti (gtrs/pno); Charlie Haden (bs).
(Review by Lance)
A previously unreleased double album recorded live at Munich's Amerika Haus in 1981 by the above trio of contrasting stylists. Norwegian saxophonist Garbarek, rich toned, melodic, economical and yet adventurous reaching into the unknown. Brazilian guitarist Gismonti, multi faceted, not content to coast or follow tradition, he searches, fusing classical guitar modes with, jazz - even a hint of punk. Charlie Haden - a legendary bassist, composer, leader and innovator together they form a unique trio.
Each contributes original compositions. Gismonti pitches in with five each one bearing witness to his Brazilian roots. Garbarek brings the dark moods of Norwegian Folk Music. Haden's contribution draws from Liberation Orchestra's repertoire - La Passionera; dedicated to Spanish activist Dolores Ibarruri. His other piece; All That is Beautiful is heard on disc for the first time.
Chamber music yet far removed from the salon. It's the heat of the Brazilian Rain Forest, the tidal current of a Norwegian Fjord, a protest rally in downtown LA.
It's an album that is sometimes dark and sombre, yet also displays joy and freedom. It can induce somnambulism - then make you wake up and dance a dance you never dreamed existed.
The London Jazz Festival features Jan Garbarek on November 13 and Egberto Gismonti on November 16. Both concerts are at the Southbank Centre.
Jan Garbarek/Egberto Gismonti/Charlie Haden - Magico: Carta de Amor. was released on November 5 on ECM 2789004.
Lance.

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