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14226 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 445 of them this year alone and, so far, 45 this month (May 13).

From This Moment On ...

May.

Tue 17: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Stu Collingwood, Paul Grainger, Abbie Finn.

Wed 18: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 18: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 18: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 18: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 19: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 19: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 3:00-5:00pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 19: Castillo Nuevo @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 5:30-8:30pm.
Thu 19: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 19: 58 Jazz Collective @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm. TBC.

Fri 20: Andrea Vicari Trio @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. Vicari (piano), Andy Champion (double bass), Abbie Finn (drums).
Fri 20: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 20: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 20: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 20: Swing Bridge @ Garden House Coffee, Hallgate, Hexham. 4:05pm.
Fri 20: Castillo Nuevo @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 5:30-8:30pm.
Fri 20: Customs House Big Band w Ruth Lambert @ Exchange, North Shields. 7:30pm.
Fri 20: Andrea Vicari Trio @ Traveller’s Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. £12.00. Opus 4 Jazz Club. Vicari (piano), Andy Champion (double bass), Abbie Finn (drums).

Sat 21: Elkie Brooks @ Whitley Bay Playhouse. 7:30pm.
Sat 21: Jools Holland’s R & B Orchestra @ The Hippodrome, Darlington. 7:30pm.
Sat 21: Milne-Glendinning Band @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 22 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 22: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 22: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 22: Abstract Orchestra plays J Dilla @ Wylam Brewery, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Sun 22: Panharmonia @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.

Mon 23: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Paul Edis Sextet @ King's Hall, Newcastle Uni. May 2.

Paul Edis (pno/ldr); Graeme Wilson (ten/bar); Graham Hardy (tpt/flg); Alex Leathard (tmb); Mick Shoulder (bs); Adam Sinclair (dms).
(Review by Lance).
A sunny afternoon - could this be summer? A Steinway and six first class purveyors of the art made for a perfect way to spend an hour within the cloistered walls of this hallowed seat of learning and surely the music students present learned something this afternoon!
The sextet opened with two new pieces by Edis who in fact wrote all seven compositions. The first was a jaunty number inspired by a tweet from John Prescott - Better Than a Punch in the Face! The second, Lost in Translation, came about due to Paul mistaking a Liverpool accent for a Norwegian one and, no it didn't really sound like Norwegian Wood, well maybe a little bit!
Echoes and Ravelations from the band's CD There Will Be Time were living proof of the qualities that caused BBC Jazz producer Alyn Shipton to rate it in Jazzwise as number 3 among the 100's of discs he listened to last year. Missing You written with his then wife to be in mind - they're now married - Eastern (a sort of jazz Turkish Delight) and The Timothys (Paul's in-laws, all 11 of them!) completed an excellent program
I haven't mentioned the individual musicians as they are all so well-known and have been reviewed so many times that I'm lost for superlatives. Suffice to say that if six-a-side jazz was an Olympic sport these guys would be gold medallists.
The packed King's Hall would surely agree with me going by the volume of applause at the end.
Lance.

1 comment :

Russell said...

Yes, an excellent set. Unhelpful acoustics in the King's Hall - at the back of the hall the piano sounded fine but the superb drumming of Adam Sinclair wasn't heard to best effect.

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