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OCTOBER

THURSDAY 29

Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Abbie Finn Trio - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity (upstairs). It’s Abbie’s birthday!

Maine St Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Sunniside Road, Sunniside NE16 5NA. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:00-10:00pm. Free. Note earlier start/finish.

FRIDAY 30

Neil William & Ben Holland - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm-10:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity. Jazz standards from the 1920s & 30s.

SATURDAY 31

Alice Grace & Pawel Jedrzejewski - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm-10:00pm. £10.00. Online booking (to book a table). Limited capacity. Alice & Pav join a multi-bill of entertainers (magician etc) to celebrate Prohibition Bar’s fifth anniversary. SOLD OUT!

Monday, December 09, 2013

CD Review: Stranahan/Zaleski/Rosato – Limitless

Colin Stranahan (drums); Glenn Zaleski (piano); Rick Rosato (bass).
A classic ‘piano trio offering’  with a hint of a modern twist.  Kicking off with the lively title track, Limitless, the trio highlight both their collective and individual talent. All tracks are penned by members of the trio apart from an enjoyable version of Monk’s Work. The album flips from quiet meditative pieces to more lively expansions. The former illustrated best by Cyclic, Vio  where we really get to hear Rosato’s fine Bass playing and my own personal favourite Motian Sickness (dedicated to Paul Motian). The penultimate piece Rock Song is not surprisingly jauntier altogether showcasing Stranahan’s great percussion work. Finally Chorale (dedicated to Fred Hersch)  sees Zaleski at his most Bill Evans like as he plays us out subtlety and gently.
This album won’t be starting any fires in the pet shop but for those who enjoy the piano trio genre it should be a most rewarding listen.
Steve H.

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