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Today Wednesday January 29

Afternoon

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

Evening

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

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.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Tom Gibbs Quartet/Sonsale @ The Bridge

Tom Gibbs (pno); Will Vinson (alt); Euan Burton (bs); James Maddren (dms).
(Review by Lance.)
Having reviewed their CD Fear of Flying I knew what to expect and I wasn't disappointed. This was simply superb. An alto player who'd absorbed the lessens of Charlie Parker and merged them into his own psyche - just thinking, I've heard so many wonderful alto players recently - Greg Abate, Alan Barnes, Tom Harrison, Tommaso Starace - Will Vinson is another member of that exclusive club. He swung like the proverbial.
On keys, the leader brought out many of the delicacies and nuances of each tune - and so he should as he wrote them - displaying a sensitivity not always apparent on keyboards. Burton was there straight down the line and James Maddren! What can you say 'cept, "Will I ever go to a gig in the UK where he isn't behind the kit?" Well, if I do, the gig will be all the worse for his absence.
A great set.
Prior to the Main Event Sonsale opened up. This will be reviewed elsewhere.
A JNE presentation.
Lance.

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