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Today Friday November 22

Afternoon

Jazz

Sue Ferris Trio - The Merry Monk, 30 Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. 1:00pm. £5.00. Pub adjacent to Bishop Auckland Town Hall.

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening.

Mick Shoulder Quintet - Traveller's Rest, West Auckland Road, Darlington DL3 9ER. 8:00pm. (doors 7:30pm). £8.00. Opus 4 Jazz Club.

Tenement Jazz Band - Theatre Hullabaloo, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. Tel: 01325 405405. 8:00pm. £14.00. Darlington NOJB.

Blues/Soul/Funk etc.

Ishmael Ensemble - Cobalt Studios, Boyd Street, Newcastle NE2 1AP. 8:00pm. £7.47.

Catfish Keith - Old Cinema Launderette, Marshall Terrace, Durham DH1 2HX. 8:30pm. £18.00. + £1.80. bf.

The Odels - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.

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

Friday, March 08, 2013

Paul Edis Trio @ The Lit and Phil


Paul Edis (piano), Mick Shoulder (double bass) & Adam Sinclair (drums) 
(Review by Russell)
The second in the series of monthly lunchtime gigs at the Lit and Phil attracted a standing room only audience. The north east’s premier piano jazz trio presented a programme of nine jazz standards composed by four of the stellar names in the history of the music.
Thelonious Monk featured - Monk’s Dream opened the concert and Well,You Needn’t and Rhythm-a-ning closed the performance. In between, the Bill Evans’ pad contributed three beautiful tunes - Very Early, B Minor Waltz (for Elaine) and Laurie whilst Dave Brubeck chipped in with two tunes (Kathy’s Waltz and Unsquare Dance) and Ellington In a Mellotone. Pianist Paul Edis excelled at the Lit & Phil’s Kawai, secure in the knowledge that Mick Shoulder (double bass) and Adam Sinclair (drums) would deliver immaculate support. The mix of ballads and classic bop material made for an enjoyable hour or so in the welcoming confines of one of Newcastle’s hidden gems.
Edis has drawn-up the programme of monthly gigs and the library has offered the use of venue and piano. The early signs are good. The first two concerts could not have gone better (Zoe Gilby gave a great performance last month) and it is clear the jazz public like the arrangement. One thing is for sure – if they turn up next month (Friday 12 April) they will love Saxophonics. 1:00 pm start. Three quid admission. A bargain I’d say.        
Russell.

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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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