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Today Tuesday November 12

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Free.

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6QG. Tel: 0191 227 5500. 1:15pm. Stanley Nelson's 2019 documentary film.

Evening

Jazz

Not Now Charlie - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

Blues

Sugaray Rayford - Cluny, Lime St., Newcastle NE1 2PQ. Tel 0191 230 4474. 8:00pm. £15.00.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Friday, March 08, 2013

Djangologie @ Ashington Jazz Club. March 6, 2013.


Emma Fisk (vln); James Birkett, Giles Strong (gtr); Mick Shoulder (bs).
(Review by Peter S.)
Our members gathered at the Elephant for the third visit of Djangologie knowing we were going to experience an excellent evening of superb Django music presented by this group of talented musicians. What more can be said of these very popular and outstanding exponents of gypsy jazz style that has not already been written into Bebop Spoken Here  on many other reviews  in the North East and beyond? 
There are many such groups across Europe and the U.K. and it has to be said that this combination must be up there with the best.  Tonight, leader Mick Shoulder introduced  us to a collection of new material composed by himself and delivered with some panache. Included in the two sets were some traditional favourites that enthusiasts would expect within this idiom and the new with the old were warmly applauded throughout the evening. It is obvious that the members of Djangologie not only enjoy performing this music but also have a firm commitment to this enduring period in the history of Jazz.  The end came much too soon but our demands for more were answered . I suggest that all of you out there in our Jazz World look out for future performances - you will not be disappointed.
Peter S.

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
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