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13,806 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1223 of them this year alone and, so far, 50 this month (Oct. 13).

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October

Sun 17: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 17: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club. 1:00pm.
Sun 17: Shunyata Improvisation Group @ Unitarian Church, Newcastle. 1:30pm.
Sun 17: Vula Viel @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 18: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 20: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 20: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 20: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Wed 20: Jeremy McMurray & the Jazz Pocket Orchestra @ Middlesbrough Town Hall. 8:00pm.

Thu 21: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 21: NUJO Jazz Jam @ Bar Loco, Newcastle. 7:00pm. Newcastle University Jazz Orchestra.
Thu 21: Alter Ego @ St James' & St Basil's Church, Newcastle 7:30pm.
Thu 21: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 21: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 22: Mick Shoulder Quartet @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. Quartet featuring Alex Clarke (BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year finalist).
Fri 22: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 22: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 22: Paul Edis Trio w Ruth Lambert @ St Cuthbert's Centre, Crook. 7:30pm.
Fri 22: Michael Feinstein @ Sage Gateshead. 8:00pm.
Fri 22: Peter Morgan Trio @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sat 23: Mary Coughlan @ Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Sat 23: Têtes de Pois @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 24 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 24: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 24: Voices of Virtue Gospel Choir @ The Globe, Newcastle. 4:00pm.
Sun 24: Milne Glendinning Band @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

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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