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Today Saturday January 18

Afternoon

Jazz

Early Bird Band - Lit & Phil, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SE. Tel: 0191 232 0192. 11:00am.

Evening

Adrian Cox Quartet - Watchtower Gallery, West End, Berwick TD15 2HE. 8:00pm. £10.00. Cox touring new CD ‘Now is Spring’.

Blues/Funk/Soul

Ray Stubbs R & B All-Stars - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

GIJF Day Two: AN AFTERTHOUGHT (I HAVE SEEN THE FUTURE!). JAZZATTACK Led by Paul Edis

(Review/photo by Jerry)
Reading Ann A’s comments on Jambone reminded me that I HAD intended to write a few words on some other youthful (and very useful) players, but then forgot. So may I set the record straight?
Saturday afternoon’s entertainment in the concourse kicked off with Jazzattack featuring some of the Sage’s youngest practitioners: the future of jazz in the region is safe with the likes of these young stars blowing up a storm and soloing like veterans!
After some nerves in the opening bars of Honeysuckle Rose, the band quickly got into their stride and began enjoying themselves. Smiles and applause all round at the end of the number! Some Miles Davis followed – So What? – with more good solos and a really good, full sound when playing “ensemble”. An Edis’ original was up next entitled Snazzy Dressaz (inspired, apparently, by the players’ sartorial elegance). Finally a favourite of mine, Watermelon Man, where the band got into a really good groove to end their all-too-brief gig on a high.
Everyone played without sheet music and almost everyone had a solo, which takes much “bottle” and they did it well, which takes much skill. Well done to all involved.
Jerry.

1 comment :

Jo Edis (on F/b) said...

Must admit I loved it, they must have brought the average jazz fans age down considerably!