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11,772 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 912 of them this year alone and, so far, 49 this month (August 13).

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August

Saturday 15: Anth Purdy - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations). Purdy’s solo ‘Swing Jazz Guitar’ show. Limited capacity.

Thursday 20: Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Maine St. Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, 27 Sunniside Rd., Gateshead NE16 5NA. 8:30pm. Free.

Friday 21: Lindsay Hannon - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

My CDs of the Year

Impossible to pick one disc or even twenty but the the three highlighted below are my joint favourites:
Buck Clayton Legacy Band - Claytonia
Cécile McLorin Salvant - Womanchild
Tommy Smith - In The Spirit of Duke.
The following are within a whisker away:
Greg Abate Quartet - Time For Dave.
John Abercrombie Quartet - 39 Steps
All Hands on Deck - Man Overboard
Blue Touch Paper - Drawing Breath
Burak Bedikyan - Circle of Life
Rachael Cohen - Half Time
Kate Daniels - Atmospherics.
Brass Jaw - Minted.
Mike Jones Trio - Plays Well With Others.
Brian Molley - Clock.
Simon Spillett Quartet - Square One (cd/vinyl).
Then there are the reissues and now we're talking!
French New Wave - MJQ/Miles/Messengers/Solal/Wilen/Legrand.
Back Door - BBC in Concert. (vinyl)
Ronnie Scott Quintet - Featuring Alan Skidmore (vinyl)
I've deliberately excluded local north east artists so as to avoid suggestions of favouritism although the four, highly recommended discs below have, to a greater or lesser extent, common denominators amongst the personnel - a sort of musical incest;
ACV - Busk
Paul Edis - Just Like Me
Zoe Gilby - Twelve Stories
Saxophonics - The River Flows at Night.
So now let's have your selections!
Lance.


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