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13,367 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 785 of them this year alone and, so far, 59 this month (June 16).

From This Moment On

JUNE

Thu 17: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead (8:30pm).

Fri 18: Jazz Jamaica @ Sage Gateshead (8:00pm).

Sat 19: Jude Murphy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle (8:00pm).

Sun 20 Knats @ The Globe, Newcastle (8:00pm). Advance booking essential: www.jazz.coop. SOLD OUT. Livestream available from £7.50.

Mon 21: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). POSTPONED!

Wed 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). POSTPONED!

Thu 24: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside 1:00pm).

Thu 24: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead (8:30pm).

Saturday, December 15, 2012

That Was The Year That Was.

Amazingly, no one has come up with their Gig of the Year or their CD of the Year apart from Liz who plumped for Seth McFarlane's début album.
So I'm going to give you my favourites - in no particular order.
Gig of the Year.
Simon Spillett at the Corner House.
Greg Abate/Alan Barnes at the Corner House.
Greg Spero at the Bridge.
Daryl Sherman at The Sage
Cecile McLorin Salvant at The Sage.
Swing City Quartet at the Customs House.
New Cool Collective at Hoochie Coochie.
Festivals.
Whitley Bay Jazz Party.
Gateshead International Jazz Festival.
Scarborough Jazz Festival.
CDs
Harry Allen/Scott Hamilton - 'Round Midnight.
Paul Edis Sextet. - There Will Be Time.
Keith Jarrett - Sleepers.
Seth McFarlane - Music is Better Than words.
Greg Spero - Acoustic.
Tommaso Starace - Simply Marvelous.
Nina Simone Collection.
Ellington Saxophone Encounters.
There are, I know, many gigs and CDs I've overlooked so this is why next year I propose to have a CD/Gig of the Month thus drawing up a short list for the end of 2013. Hopefully this will encourage more participation!
Lance.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Hello Lance
Was still mulling over my choice, I've picked out three gigs across the styles which I particularly enjoyed this year. Michael McQuaid's Halfway House Orchestra at WBJP, Steve Andrews/Graham Hardy Quintet at BJC and Watson Walker Edis at the L&P.
CD choice - the previously unreleased Jim Hall Live tracks (two new CDs) with Don Thompson & Terry Clark in Toronto in 1975 with Jim Hall playing with total abandon - just never heard him play in such a 'go for it' almost reckless fashion - quite amazing and great music.
Roly

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