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Today Wednesday November 20

Afternoon

Jazz

Scott Wall - Jazz Café, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 261 5618. 1:00pm. £3.00. Café Mezzanine (first floor, access via crafts shop).

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

Jazz

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Levee Ramblers NOJB - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.00.

Blues/Folk

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. 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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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
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Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
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Finally, bear in mind that this is a jazz-based site when submitting your album.
Lance