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Hudson Music: Lance's "Bebop Spoken Here" is one of the heaviest and most influential jazz blogs in the UK.

Today Tuesday January 21

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Cancelled - room being decorated back on Jan. 28.

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Evening

Air4ce - Cluny 2, Lime St., Newcastle NE1 2PQ. Tel: 0191 230 4474. Doors 7:30pm. £8.00. Ginger Baker tribute featuring regional jazz & blues musicians.

Acoustic Infusion with the Mighty Horns - Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. Tel: 01325 363135. 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm). £5.00.

Blues/Soul/Folk etc.

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Sunday, June 09, 2013

CD Review: Rik Harris Group - Errands.


Ric Harris (gtr); Micah Rutschman (vbs); Mason Cormie (bs); Tom Haugen (perc) + Daniela Bisenius (vln); Jack Scott (fl).
(Review by Lance).
Beautiful - a breath of fresh air amid some of the current sounds that are passed off as jazz. Reminiscent of the MJQ but with the feel of today about it I simply adored this.
Rutschman on vibes hits the perfect medium between the richness of Hampton and the sometimes "milk bottle"sound of Jackson. Harris is ahead of the game both as player and composer and is ably supported by Cormie and Haugen. Here's a YouTube clip of the vibists New York Uni Audition for his Jazz Masters Vibraphone degree.
You want icing on this cake that's already bursting with rich flavour? Then you got it in the form of the two guests.
Romanian born Bisenius has plenty of ethnic roots in her music but they don't dilute her jazz playing - if anything, they enhance it. Listen to her here.
Jack Scott's flute fits perfectly - he deserves to be better known. Here he is.
Overall, the pieces on the disc are intended to be mentally visual portraits - maybe they is, maybe they ain't but I'll go along with it.
I want to watch water flowing down Willoway Brook, drink a beer in The Brass Monkey - a corner bar that no one tells their friends about - visit The Pellikan in Prague and so on.
You can do all this and more by listening to Errands.
Rik Harris Group - Errands is now available on RTH Records.
Lance.

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