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16590 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 483 of them this year alone and, so far, 29 this month (July 14).

From This Moment On ...

July

Tue 23: Nomade Swing Trio @ Newcastle House Hotel, Rothbury. 7:30pm. £10.00. Tickets from Tully’s of Rothbury or at the door (cash only). A Coquetdale Jazz event.

Wed 24: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 24: Nomade Swing Trio @ Café Needles Eye, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea. 6:00pm. Reservations: 01670 641224.
Wed 24: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 24: The Ronnie Scott’s Story @ The Fire Station, Sunderland. 7:30pm.
Wed 24: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.
Wed 24: Milne-Glendinning Band @ Cafédral, Owengate, Durham. 9:00pm. £9.00. & £6.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event.

Thu 25: Merlin Roxby @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. Ragtime piano. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Thu 25: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guests: Garry Hadfield (keys); Noel Dennis (tpt); Richie Emmerson (tenor sax); Adrian Beadnell (bass).
Thu 25: Milne-Glendinning Band @ Cafédral, Owengate, Durham. 9:00pm. £9.00. & £6.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event.

Fri 26: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 26: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 26: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 26: Bailiwick + Sleep Suppressor + Christie/Chan @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm). ‘Experimental evening of jazz, punk and jazz-punk’.
Fri 26: Nomade Swing Trio @ Repas7 by Night, Berwick. 7:30pm. Free.
Fri 26: Stuart Turner @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Fri 26: Milne-Glendinning Band @ Cafédral, Owengate, Durham. 9:00pm. £9.00. & £6.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event.
Fri 26: Bold Big Band @ Old Coal Yard, Byker, Newcastle. 9:30pm. A Newcastle Fringe Festival event.

Sat 27: BBC Proms: BBC Introducing stage @ The Glasshouse, Gateshead. 12 noon. Free. Line-up inc. Nu Groove (2:00pm); Abbie Finn Trio (2:50pm); Dilutey Juice (3:50pm); SwanNek (5:00pm); Rivkala (6:00pm).
Sat 27: Nomade Swing Trio @ Billy Bootlegger’s, Ouseburn, Newcastle. 2:00pm. Free.
Sat 27: Mississippi Dreamboats @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Sat 27: Milne-Glendinning Band @ Cafédral, Owengate, Durham. 9:00pm. £9.00. & £6.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event.
Sat 27: Theon Cross + Knats @ The Glasshouse, Gateshead. 10:00pm. £22.00. BBC Proms: BBC Introducing Stage (Sage Two). A late night gig.

Sun 28: Musicians Unlimited @ Jackson’s Wharf, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. Free.
Sun 28: Paul Skerritt @ Hibou Blanc, Newcastle. 2:00pm.
Sun 28: Miss Jean & the Ragtime Rewind Swing Band @ Fonteyn Ballroom, Dunelm House (Durham Students’ Union), Durham. 2:00pm. £9.00. & £6.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event.
Sun 28: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 2:00pm. Free.
Sun 28: Ruth Lambert Trio @ The Juke Shed, Union Quay, North Shields. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 28: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 28: Nomade Swing Trio @ Red Lion, Alnmouth. 4:00pm. Free.
Sun 28: Jazz Jam Sandwich! @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 7:00pm. Free. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Sun 28: Jeffrey Hewer Collective @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Sun 28: Milne Glendinning Band @ Cafédral, Owengate, Durham. 9:00pm. £9.00. & £6.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event.

Mon 29: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.

Tue 30: ???

Wed 31: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 31: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 31: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

QUIZ ANYONE? - Ruth Lambert Trio at The Gala Theatre, Durham. December 20



(Review/Photos by Jerry)
1] “Lithuanians and Lats do it…….” [Invitational?]
2] “Beautiful music, faint as  Will o’ the Wisp..” [Ornithological?]
3] “….Never seen things going so right,,,” [Meteorological?]
4]”Your love is rain / My heart a flower…” [Drinkable?]
5]”Why be afraid of whether / This little dream may fade…” [Amorous?]
6]”I need someone to rock me…” [Instructional?]
7]” You’d be so nice by the fire…” [Domestic?]
    8]”So lucky to be / The one you run to see…” [Sequential?]
    9]”Have fun, you lucky people / The drink and the laugh’s on me…” [Optical?]
10]”Slip a sable…under the tree…for me…” [Exhortatory?]
 In spite of Met Office warnings and louring skies, there was another big turn-out today to hear a great selection of tunes. Upbeat and happy, blues or bossa nova, whimsical or melancholic, seasonal or for all times, but always melodic and oh-so-cleverly penned, as you would expect from the likes of Hoagy, Cole Porter, Sammy Cahn, Irving Berlin, as well as Jobim and (left-field, but OH SO GOOD!) Bonnie Raitt! Ruth exercised her full vocal range from deep and mellow which warmed the room, to a very high top note which set off sirens (seemingly) on Milburngate Bridge. Mick and Giles accompanied her sensitively, allowing the lyrics to engage the audience, then soloing and taking centre-stage themselves. Mick did some slap-bass (?) on one song which was the OPPOSITE of louring skies and did everything on one “moody” number where Giles had a rest! Giles himself played in a variety of styles -some lovely latin rhythms and one fine blues solo stick in the mind.
Altogether delightful and it has put me in the mood for Christmas!!
Jerry.

10 comments :

Anonymous said...

By way of explanation: 1-10 above are quotes from the numbers Ruth sang. The brackets are cryptic clues to the titles so CRY ME A RIVER (which Ruth did not sing - shame!) might have been described as [Lachrymose?] JERRY

Russell said...

Off the top of my head...

1) Let's Do It
2) Skylark
3) ?
4) ?
5)S'Wonderful
6) Love Me Like a Man
7) You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
8) ?
9) Black Coffee
10) ?

I'm hummimg the blank ones. someone else can fill them in and/or correct my effort!

Anonymous said...

1,2,6,7 correct! You are top-scorer so far, Russell!
3 was "the opposite of louring skies",4 was the bossa nova mentioned in my comments (as was its composer) and 10 a seasonal wish-list! Any help? JERRY

Russell said...

Hi Jerry

3) Blue Skies
4) Jobim - can't get the title, yet!

Anonymous said...

50% now - Blue Skies it was.
For Jobim, think water to drink (in either Iberian language).
10's EASY (honest!) A favourite of Ruth's.... a wish-list for Dec 24, exhorting haste from a jolly chap in red!

Lance said...

9 Heavenly optics.

EmmaFiskJazzVio said...

10 Santa Baby?

Anonymous said...

Spot on, Emma!
Yes, "Heavenly" for ANGEL EYES, Lance.
Which just leaves 4,5,and 8, I think.
JERRY

Lance said...

4: Aqua etc...
5: Don't say this to Zoe if Andy's around!
8: Frequently talking to one's self.

Anonymous said...

4: sim, exacto. Agua de Beber
5: Sound advice!
8: was "Time after Time"
JERRY

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