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Postage

15056 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 15 years ago. 75 of them this year alone and, so far, 75 this month (Jan. 25).

From This Moment On ...

January

Sat 28: Tyneside Improvisers Workshop @ Ye Olde Cross, Ryton. 2:00-4:00pm. All welcome.
Sat 28: Secular Sounds in a Sacred Place @ Holy Cross Church, Ryton. 4:30-7:00pm. £10.00. Continuous performance featuring: Christian Alderson, Faye MacCalman, Sally Pilkington, John Pope. Event preceded by a Tyneside Improvisers Workshop (2:00pm, see above).
Sat 28: Entartete Musik @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. A Brundibár Arts Festival event.

Sun 29: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sat 28: Revolutionaires @ Brandling Villa, South Gosforth, Newcastle. 9:00pm. Rhythm & blues band.

Sun 29: Musicians Unlimited @ Park Inn, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 29: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 29: Revolutionaires @ Greens, Low Row, Sunderland. 6:00pm. Rhythm & blues band with a horn section (inc. Pete Tanton).
Sun 29: Hypnotic Brass Band @ Cluny, Newcastle. 7:00pm (doors). £20.00.
Sun 29: Jam No.12 @ Fabio's, Saddler St., Durham. 8:00pm. Free. Durham University Jazz Society jam session. All welcome (students & non-students).
Sun 29: Origin @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 30: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 31: ???

February

Wed 01: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 01: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 01: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 01: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Wed 01: Moonlight Serenade Orchestra UK: Glenn Miller & Big Band Spectacular @ Darlington Hippodrome. 7:30pm.

Thu 02: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 02: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 2:30-4:30pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 02: Paul Skerritt Duo @ Tomahawk Steakhouse, High St., Yarm. 8:00pm.
Thu 02: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Friday, March 21, 2014

The Pilgrim St. Set @ Hoochie Coochie March 20

Richard Burns (tpt); Gary Turner (ten); Paul Edis (pno); Paul Susans (bs); Rob Walker (dms).
(Review by Lance).
The Media informed us that March 20 was "Happiness Day"! I'm not sure who decides these things but they certainly got it right last night at Hoochie. 
This band of pilgrims hit the ground running on only their second gig and the first with this line-up. The music ranged from early Blue Note to late Blue Note with some funky grooves in between.
The man from Melbourne proved himself to be a fine modern trumpet player and his announcements - when translated - showed that some Aussies do have a sense of humour!
Combining with the elusive Gary Turner the front line gelled, at times, close your eyes and it could have been Freddie Hubbard or Lee Morgan with say Wayne Shorter or Sonny Rollins!
Good to have Gary Turner back on the scene - quite an incredible player, always goes for the jugular. He discovers saxophone harmonics that seem to reach out to distant galaxies.
The repertoire consisted of items by Dexter Gordon, Ornette Coleman, Horace Silver, Eddie Harris, Frank Zappa and others. The Coleman piece included a section of free blowing that came across as a couple of Dixielanders doing Improv or maybe a couple of Improv guys doing Dixie. Whatever, it worked!
And why not? with the Triptych trio behind them anything is possible.
Edis, the master craftsman, a seasoned campaigner who can adapt to any musical situation, filling out the ensembles with choice harmonies and scoring one hundred and eighty with every solo flight.
Rob Walker is the ideal stickman easily finding the right groove to drive the horns to the point of no return. The climactic drum solo the icing on a beautifully cooked cake.
A cake made to a recipe by ace bass Paul Susans who, along with Burns, created this welcome addition to the scene.
Photos.
Lance.

1 comment :

Richard Burns said...

Hey Lance, Thanks for the kind words. I really enjoyed the gig last night and hope that this is going to be the start of something that gets bigger and better. I'll see you around soon no doubt. Cheers, Richard.

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