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Today Friday January 24

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Dean Masser Quartet @ Gala Theatre & Cinema, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. Tel: 03000 266 600. 1:00pm. £6.00. Masser (reeds), Dean Stockdale (piano), Ed Harrison (double bass), Gaz Hughes (drums). SOLD OUT!

Evening.

Dean Masser Quartet - Traveller's Rest, West Auckland Road, Darlington DL3 9ER. 8:00pm. (doors 7:30pm). £TBC. Opus 4 Jazz Club. Masser (reeds), Dean Stockdale (piano), Ed Harrison (double bass), Gaz Hughes (drums).

Blues/Funk/Soul etc.

Big Joe Louis + Michael Littlefield - Middlesbrough Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2QJ. Tel: 01642 729729. 8:00pm. £12.50. Blues.

Long Tall Mama - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Friday, May 03, 2013

The Collective @ Hoochie Coochie May 2.


Chris Jelly (vbs); Brendan Murphy (bs marimba); Tim Bloomer (gtr); Katie Trigger (bs gtr); Dominic Snaith (keys); Robbie Houston (dms); + Hannah Rickard (vcl), Angus ? (gtr); Alex Saxon, Jamie Toms, Arthur Higgins (saxes). (Photo by Andy Siddons - click for more)
The final jam by The Collective at Hoochie and what a finale!
The guests were Chris Jelly on vibes and Brendan Murphy on bass marimba and boy did they cut loose!
Some of their material was by renowned vibists Gary Burton and Emil Richards and it was as if it was those two players who were slugging it out like back street brawlers. The interplay between the two was simply sensational and the 8 mallet unison passages incredible. Murphy, of course, is known for his percussion work with the Northern Monkey Brass Band but Jelly was a new name to me - he's in a band called King Bee who play Hoochie in August - not to be confused with a band of the same name who, presumably, are from a different apiary and appear at The Sage Americana Festival in July..
The old song goes It Must be Jelly 'cos Jam Don't Shake Like That - this Jam did and after only one rehearsal!
Phenomenal!
Not that it was a two man show. Tim on guitar rocked and rolled and adopted all the classic guitar hero poses (brilliantly), Snaith got some amazing Hammond sounds whilst Ice Cool Katie gave them the platform from which to lift off and Houston had no problems. For afters we had a number from Hannah, a horn section with solos all round and a guitarist, Angus - didn't catch his second name.
A night to remember…
Lance.
PS: You must click on to Andy Siddons website for some of the best jazz gig photos ever seen!

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