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Paul Edis: "One of the regulars at The Gala today called me a 'turncoat' and another a 'deserter' - that's a very northern way of displaying affection in response to the news that I'm leaving the area. 'They're vicious down there mind you'. " - (Twitter January24, 2020)

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Today Saturday January 25

Afternoon

Jazz

Tees Valley Jazzmen - Hammer & Pincers, Preston Lane, Preston-le-Skerne, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6JH. Tel: 01325 314873. 1:00pm. £2.00.

Evening

Shirt Tail Stompers - Durham Town Hall, Durham DH1 3NJ. 7:30-11:15pm. £25.00. (£20.00. adv.). DJam 2020: Lindy Hop Festival ‘Masquerade Ball’. Line-up inc. Michael McQuaid (reeds), Nick Ball (drums). A Lindy Jazz event.

Blues/Funk/Soul

Broken Levee + John Carroll - Saltburn Cricket Club, Marske Mill Lane, Saltburn TS12 1HJ. 7:30pm (doors). £10.00. Info & tickets: 07960 935263. Saltburn Blues Club.

Ojay - Outstanding Art, North Road, Durham DH1 4SQ. Tel: 0191 649 0553. 8:00pm. Free. Electric bassist Ojay.

Raggy Ass Boys - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Monday, November 05, 2012

CD Review: Landing Ground Laura Jurd

The jazz quartetLaura Jurd (trumpet), Elliot Galvin (piano), Conor Chaplin (double bass) and Corrie Dick (percussion)
The string quartet (the Ligeti Quartet): Mandhira de Saram (violin), Patrick Dawkins (violin), Richard Jones (viola) and Ben Davis (cello)
(Review by Russell)

Laura Jurd’s debut CD Landing Ground places the trumpeter in the front rank of young composers emerging from prestigious music schools across the country.

Still in her early twenties, Jurd studied composition with Issie Barratt and is a multiple prize winner (including the Dankworth Jazz Composition Award 2011). The album comprises nine tracks linked thematically to produce a work of remarkable maturity from one so young. Six of the tracks highlight Jurd’s writing for the ensemble - Landing Ground fuses jazz quartet and string quartet – and three short improvised pieces pitches the composer’s  trumpet in duet setting with Ben Davis’ cello, then pianist Elliot Galvin and finally drummer Corrie Dick. Jurd writes about ‘departure’, ‘reminiscence’ and ‘of a return home’. There is a wistful, filmic quality to the album with more than a suggestion of late 50s Miles Davis in Jurd’s playing and her writing embraces European twentieth century classical music.
Landing Ground is available now on Chaos Collective (CC001) and officially released today (November 5).
Russell         

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