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16246 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 128 of them this year alone and, so far, 72 this month (Feb. 29).

From This Moment On ...

March

Mon 04: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.

Tue 05: Jam session @ The Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free. House trio: Joe Steels, Paul Grainger, Abbie Finn.

Wed 06: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 06: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 06: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.

Thu 07: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 07: Ray Stubbs R & B All Stars @ The Schooner, South Shore Road, Gateshead. 8:00pm.
Thu 07: Merlin Roxby @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig. Ragtime piano.
Thu 07: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. Guests: Mark Toomey (alto sax); Donna Hewitt (tenor sax); Garry Hadfield (keys); Ron Smith (bass); Mark Hawkins (drums). 8:30pm.

Fri 08: Noel Dennis Quartet @ The Old Library, Auckland Castle. 1:00pm. £8.00. Noel Dennis (trumpet, flugelhorn); Rick Laughlin (keyboards); Mick Shoulder (double bass); Tim Johnston (drums).
Fri 08: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 08: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free. CANCELLED! Back on March 15.
Fri 08: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.

Sat 09: Alex Fawcett Band + Lindsay Hannon Blues Trio @ Sedgefield Parish Hall. 7:00pm. £15.00. A Sedgefield Rock & Blues Club event. Tickets: www.sedgefieldblues.com.
Sat 09: Shunyata Improvisation Group @ Cullercoats Watch House. 8:00pm. Donations. A Watch House renovation fundraising concert.
Sat 09: Ray Stubb’s R&B All Stars @ The Peacock, Sunderland. 6:00pm. Free. Gig in the downstairs bar.

Sun 10: Am Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 2:30pm. Free.
Sun 10: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay Metro Station. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 10: Salty Dog @ The Lounge, Blyth. 4:00pm. Free.
Sun 10: Vintage Explosion @ Wylam Brewery, Newcastle.
Sun 10: Fraser Fifield: Secret Path Trio @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Sun 10: Jazz Jam @ Fabio's, Saddler St., Durham. 8:00pm. Free. A Durham University Jazz Society event. All welcome.

Mon 11: Matthew Forster Quartet @ Yamaha Music School, Seaforth St., Blyth NE24 1AY. 1:00 - 1:45pm. £8.00. + bf.
Mon 11: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.

Tue 12: Lewis Watson Quartet @ Newcastle House Hotel, Rothbury. 7:30pm.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Take it to the Bridge @ The Chillingham. January 23.

Don Forbes (trumpet), Rachel Richman (alto saxophone), Paul Gowland (tenor saxophone), Mike Papapavlou (guitar), Barrie Ascroft (keyboards), Paul Grainger (double bass) & Daniel Diver (drums) + Alan Law (keyboards)
(Review by Russell)
In the continued absence of Dave Weisser it was down to trumpeter Don Forbes to keep the show on the road. The horn section, seated at ninety degrees to the rhythm section, suggested an element of organisation never before seen at the Chilli (only kidding Dave!) and it was Forbes who laid down exemplary solos, setting the standard for the ensemble.
 I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to be Free) was a suitably uplifting number on a dark winter’s night. Guitarist Mike Papapavlou and tenor saxophonist Paul Gowland rose to the challenge with cracking contributions. Tunes flowed, solos plentiful, rhythm section cooked (stalwart pianist Barrie Ascroft, fulcrum bassist Paul Grainger and drummer Daniel Diver). The first set highlight was a mighty solo effort from Papapavlou on Horace Silver’s Peace Piece.
A trip to the bar for a Prince Bishop refill - hello to pianist Alan Law as he walked in - and in no time the second set was under way. Law took a spell as Ascroft went in search of a decent pint. And what a spell! Tenderly had them lining-up to grab a piece of the action - Gowland, then Law, Papapavlou (superb) and finally Forbes (equally superb). Top class jazz in a suburban public house for the princely sum of one pound. Ridiculous! But wait…you get a lot for your money at the Chilli. Round Midnight (more great trumpet, tenor and piano) then a sure fire winner – Oleo. Forbes again in the vanguard, drummer Daniel Diver’s bass drum kicked it along, then more from MP, BA and PG. Time to go but not before a joyous In Walked Bud. Trumpet and alto (Rachel Richman) sketched colours then Gowland’s tenor added a darker hue as the horns were heard in unison. One would be forgiven for thinking all of this had been carefully arranged! The Main Man - Mr. D.Weisser - will no doubt soon be back in action, in the meantime Don Forbes is doing a grand job.
Russell                       

2 comments :

Mike Papapavlous said...

Thank you for coming and also for writing such a nice review, all the best Russell!
Mike Papapavlou

Unknown said...

Nice review. Thank you.

Rachel Richman

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