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Today Wednesday January 22

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Julija Jaceniate & Alexys de Alfaro - Jazz Café, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 1:00pm. £3.00. Café Mezzanine (first floor, access via crafts shop).

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Tom Rainey Trio - Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. Tel: 0191 232 6400. 8:00pm. £10.00. (£8.00. concs.). JNE.

Air4ce - Quakerhouse, Mechanics' Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. Tel: 01325 245052. 9:00pm. £TBC. Ginger Baker tribute featuring regional jazz & blues musicians.

Blues/Soul/Funk etc.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Monday, November 04, 2013

The Don Forbes Quartet – No 28 – Friday November 1

Paul Wight (Drums)  Paul Grainger (D. Bass)  Dean Stockdale (Piano) Don  Forbes (Trumpet)
(Review by Kath J)
A great night of hard bop interspersed by a change of mood and the occasional ballad commencing with one of my favourites - Softly as in a Morning Sunrise.  There were so many great tunes, with superb solos from each of the musicians that I soon lost track,  I had left my notebook at home… not a mistake I will make again!   The nimble fingers of Dean Stockdale and Paul Granger were accompanied by talented drumming from Paul Wight.  The magical sound of a Jazz Trumpet from Don Forbes complemented the other musicians…overall a great sound!
Among the tunes played were Nardis, One Key Out, Green Dolphin Street, Tenderly, Scotch and Water, Simone, There Will Never Be Another You and a Don Forbes Original – Rico.  There were several others but my memory is not what it once was… however my enjoyment of the great playing of these talented musicians is not to go unrecorded.   The appreciative audience included a large party celebrating a 40th Birthday, along with a few of the Jazz stalwarts, all in all a good night!
Kath J.

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