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Bebop Spoken There

Lou Donaldson: "(On Art Blakey) Everything changed. Especially when the women came in, sat down in the front row, and raised their skirts above their knees. Then the drums got louder, the tempos got faster, and every tune was a drum solo" - (JazzTimes, November 2019.)

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Today Saturday December 14

Afternoon

Jazz

Anth Purdy - Isabella Community Centre, Ogle Drive, Blyth NE24 5JF. Tel: 01670 543773. 11:00am-1:00pm. Free. Christmas Fair.

Jazz Attack - Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 3:30pm. Free (concourse). Young Musicians Live! YMP Winter Festival.

Jambone - Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 4:00pm. Free but ticketed (Sage Two). Young Musicians Live! YMP Winter Festival.

Evening

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band - Gosforth Civic Theatre, Regents Farm Road, Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 3HD. Tel: 0191 284 3700. 8:00pm. £12.00. + bf. Second night of two.

Sold Out!

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Blues/Funk/Soul

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

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Thursday, November 01, 2012

CD Review: The New Mastersounds - Out On The Faultline

Eddie Roberts (gtr/tambourine, vcl); Simon Allen (dms/vcl); Pete Shand (bs/vcl); Joe Tatton (org/pno/clt/vcl) + Joe Cohen (ten); Papa Moli (spoken word); The Jazz Mafia Horns - Cohen (ten), Adam Theis (tmb), Mike Olmos (tpt).
A Leeds based funk band that spends most of its time touring The States, Japan and mainland Europe, the New Mastersounds achieve a hypnotic groove that make sitting still an almost impossible task when listening to the shit (good shit) they're putting down on this CD. I'm trying to imagine them live in a club like Hoochie - or any club - they'd blow up a storm! Solid B3 sounds, guitar riffs, bass below and potent rhythmic percussion coupled with '70s vocal harmonies tells you where they 're at.
Redwood Jungle is augmented by the Jazz Mafia Horns who add variety and power to the ensemble and Papa Moli gives a spokenesque lilt to Welcome to Nola - a catchy New Orleans narrative. 
The New Mastersounds - Out On The Faultline is released on Monday November 5 by One Note Records.
Lance.

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