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Today Saturday June 15

Afternoon

Jazz

Tyne Valley Big Band - Tynedale Beer & Cider Festival, Tynedale Rugby Club, Station Road, Corbridge NE45 5AY. 2:30pm. £12.00. Festival open noon ‘til 11:00pm.

Evening

No Fox Given - Cobalt Studios, Boyd Street, Newcastle NE2 1AP. 7:00pm. £7.00. (£6.00. adv.). Newcastle University tenor saxophonist Sam Fox's quartet plus guests.

Blues/Funk/Soul

Teresa Watson Band - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Baghdaddies @ Hoochie Coochie January 17.

Nigel Kirkpatrick (tpt/vcl); Paul Ruddick (alt/vcl); Ziad Jabero (gtr/vcl/tmb); Paul Susans (bs gtr/vcls); Martin Douglas (dms/vcl).
The Baghdaddies are a zany, totally mad, quintet. They sell excitement, they sell fun and they can play - boy can they play!
Hoochie was crowded and so was the dance floor as bodies younger than mine gyrated in a manner akin to the more energetic Dervishes. As it was, my adrenalin was pumping somewhat faster than it does at most jazz gigs and this was a jazz gig even if the material was pseudo Balkan, mixed in with some Ska, Rock and Latin including a most unusual version of Keep Your Feet Still Geordie Hinny sung in "Albanian" over a South American rhythm.
However, amid all the hokum, it is Ruddick's searing alto blasts, Kirkpatrick's "no prisoners taken today" trumpeting, Jabero's guitar gusts, Susans' solid bass work with a few twirls thrown in (wonder he didn't tie himself up with the lead!) and Douglas' dynamic drum display that I took home with me.
Lance.

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