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Sting: "I wrote that song [Roxanne], it was originally a bossa nova". - (Stewart Copeland's Adventures in Music BBC 4, 17 January 2020)

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Today Monday January 20

Afternoon

Jazz

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

CD Review: Joey Stuckey - Mixture.

Joey Stuckey (gtr & drum programming); Tom Rule (keys & drum programming); Miguel Catro (dms & Perc) + Marcus Reddick ((dms & Perc. on 2 tracks); Mark Williams ((dms & Perc. on 1 track.); Pam Rule (vcl 1 track); Monty Cole (fl. 1 track).
Stuckey describes his music as "Jazz infused rock with southern attitude" which sounds like a good description even if I don't know what he means! There's enough jazz here to include it within these pages - but maybe only just!
Having said that, the blind, Florida born guitarist is no mean performer and Too Pooped to Bop displays his jazz cred. Likewise, keyboardist and co-writer Tom Rule shows that he too has the chops although to draw comparisions with Herbie Hancock, Oscar Peterson and Dave Brubeck is perhaps a slight exaggeration. Sunday Brunch is a cool bossa that wouldn't be out of place in the better class of elevator. Give Five follows a similar pattern with the addition of Cole - a.k.a. Dr. Flute-a-licious - who helps to maintain the smoothness.
Raining incorporates the sound of rain but  Holly Tree Hopeful is a cracking track. Another bossa but a great tune that deserves a lyric. Rule excellent on vibes and Stuckey working out on guitar. Crooked is a swinger that again shows Stuckey and Rule off to advantage.
Joey Stuckey - Mixture is available on Senate Records from November 27.
Lance.


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