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Bebop Spoken There

Peter Woodford: "I noticed when I went to hear some jazz in a little pub on the outskirts of London the people were really listening. I'm used to guys in bars only interested in making out with their girl friends. Here the idea seems to be to take a girl, enjoy the music, and make out later." - (Crescendo September 1972).
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Today Wednesday February 19

Afternoon

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

Zoë Gilby & Mark Williams - Jazz Café, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 1:00pm. £3.00. Café Mezzanine (first floor, access via crafts shop).

Evening

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

After Hours #4: Stéphane Grappelli - Cafédral Durham, Owengate, Durham DH1 3HB. 7:30pm. £5.00. (concs. available). Sonia Rae (violin); Tom Burgess (guitar); Jack Theaker (guitar); Angus Shennan (keyboards); David Byfield (drums) + Clara Falkowska (flugelhorn, violin). ‘The life and work of Stéphane Grappelli’. Durham University Jazz Society event.

Blues/Soul/Funk etc.

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.

Friday, November 09, 2012

Katherine Stone and her Trio – Exchange Café, Queens Hall, Hexham Jazz Club November 8.

Katherine Stone (vcl) Dean Stockdale (pno) Steve Doyle (drums) Dion Krishnan (bgtr)
(Review by John T.)
First visit to this venue with a nice French cafe style setting. Man of the match was substitute Dion  Krishna in for normal bass player Mick Danby who had a shoulder injury. I noticed that Dean Stockdale plays a red “Nord” piano, identical to the house piano at Hoochie and the one that Caro Emerald’s piano man uses
One word that says it all for this band – SOPHISTICATED! Katherine informed me it was only their fourth gig since they were formed six months ago. What a pad they have got together. Two great sets, each number perfectly polished:.
Sway, Cheek to Cheek, My Heart Belongs to Daddy, Night and Day, I Wish You Love, Misty, Wade in the Water Hit the Road to Dreamland, The Way You Look Tonight, Falling in Love Again, Ain't Misbehavin’, That Old Black Magic.
Besame Mucho, Spooky, Dindi, Route 66, S’Wonderful, Squeeze me, Sunny, I Get a Kick Out of You, You are so Beautiful, Love me or Leave me, Agua de Beba, I Wish I Knew (TV Film theme)
Club organizer Hazel Hanley travels down all the way from Alston to run the gig. Hazel played double bass with some of the other club regulars in a quick jam during the interval. At £3 entry I just hope the main band got their BFH – bus fair (petrol money) home
Dion Krishnan has a gig with Anna Reay at La Bodega Morpeth on November 29. More details later
John T.

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