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The Strictly Smokin' Big Band included Be Bop Spoken Here (sic) in their 5 Favourite Jazz Blogs.
Ann Braithwaite (Braithwaite & Katz Communications) You’re the BEST! -- Holly Cooper, Mouthpiece Music: "Lance writes pull quotes like no one else!"

Postage

14454 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 732 of them this year alone and, so far, 30 this month (August 11).

From This Moment On ...

August

Sun 14: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 14: Tees Valley Jazzmen @ Hammer & Pincers, Preston le Skerne. 1:00pm.
Sun 14: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ West Park, South Shields. 2:00pm.
Sun 14: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 14: Anth Purdy @ Blues & Bourbon, Newcastle. 4:00pm. Free.
Sun 14: Castillo Nuevo @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 5:30-8:30pm.
Sun 14: Sunday Night Am Jam Special @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Note start time.

Mon 15: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Mon 15: Stu Collingwood Organ Trio @ Black Bull, Blaydon. 8:00pm. Blaydon Jazz Club.

Wed 17: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 17: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 17: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 17: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 18: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 18: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 3:00-5:00pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 18: Castillo Nuevo @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 5:30-8:30pm.
Thu 18: Newcastle Jazz Festival @ Bridge Hotel, Newcastle. Strictly Smokin’ Big Band. 7:00pm. Free (four-day festival ticket £40.00.). www.newcastlejazzfestival.co.uk.
Thu 18: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 19: Jo Harrop & Jamie McCredie @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. SOLD OUT!
Fri 19: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 19: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 19: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 19: Jo Harrop & Jamie McCredie @ St Cuthbert’s Centre, Crook. 7:30pm.
Fri 19: Newcastle Jazz Festival @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Harry Keeble Duo + Northern Monkey Brass Band. £15.00. (four-day festival ticket £40.00.). www.newcastlejazzfestival.co.uk.
Fri 19: Mo Scott @ The Millstone, South Gosforth, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Scott w Gary Dunn, Neil Harland & Paul Smith.

Sat 20: Newcastle Jazz Festival @ Tyne Bank Brewery, Newcastle. All day event (from 1:30pm): Riviera Effect + Alter Ego + Graham Hardy Quartet + Jo Harrop & Jamie McCredie + Ivo Neame Quartet. £17.00. (four-day festival ticket £40.00.). www.newcastlejazzfestival.co.uk.
Sat 20: Anth Purdy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free (donations).

Friday, November 02, 2012

Paul Edis Sextet @ Blaydon Jazz Club. November 1

Paul Edis (piano), Graeme Wilson (tenor saxophone), Graham Hardy (trumpet & flugelhorn), Chris Hibbard (trombone), Mick Shoulder (double bass) & Adam Sinclair (drums)
(Review by Russell).
If you run a jazz club this is the band to book. The Paul Edis Sextet is shot through with first rate musicians, composers and arrangers. The band’s CD There Will be Time formed the basis of two excellent sets at Blaydon Jazz Club. My Heart Belongs to Daddy and Autumn in New York (early winter in Blaydon!), the former arranged by bassist Mick Shoulder, the latter by Graeme Wilson (tenor), featured a plethora of solos - Shoulder, pianist and bandleader Edis, Wilson and Graham Hardy (flugelhorn) - which set the tone and the standard. And what a standard!
The casual visitor, perhaps a Blue Note or Concord label A & R big shot, couldn't fail to be impressed. Administrate This (comp.Edis) and Donald Brown’s Being with You put Edis in the spotlight with some effective stride piano on the latter number. Graeme Wilson’s tenor caught the ear on Out of Nowhere and the first set closer - Blues for Dad – introduced drummer Adam Sinclair. 
Interval chatter about Paul Edis’ gig earlier in the week with Lewis Watson and Rob Walker at the Cluny reached a unanimous verdict…superb. The Blaydon session was shaping-up nicely. A Surrey with a Fringe on Top and Softly as in a Morning Sunrise (arr. Shoulder) eased the club regulars (a good number of them) into the second set. Trombonist Chris Hibbard’s feature - Black Orpheus - never fails to elicit applause and it deservedly did so at Blaydon. The Radio 3 hit - alright, the Jazz Record Requests tune - Ravelations worked well with more good tenor and piano. The flugelhorn of Graham Hardy won plaudits on Body and Soul and Graeme Wilson’s caffeinated Up Late kept your reviewer up late reliving yet another excellent gig by the Paul Edis Sextet. 
Blaydon Jazz Club’s Christmas party night - Thursday December 6 -  features genial reedsman Frank Brooker with the James Birkett Quartet. The evening starts a little earlier than usual at 8:15 pm to accommodate a sumptuous buffet. Feel free to bring a culinary contribution.
Russell            

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