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Today Tuesday June 18

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Lickety Split - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

River City Jazzmen - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NW. Tel: 01670 813983 (info). 8:00pm. £5.00. (inc raffle). Line-up inc special guests Don Fairley (trombone) & Maureen Hall (vocals).

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Redemption @ Bridge Hotel (Splinter). June 28.

John Hall (ten); Jim Hall (pno); Keith Tulip (6 string bs gtr); Martin Wake (dms).
(Review by Lance/photo courtesy of Ken Drew).
This review may not be totally unbiased! I mean when a band writes a tune dedicated to yours truly, what am I going to do - slag them off? Freelance (or is it Free Lance?) was indeed written with me in mind. A very humbling experience and I've got plenty to be humble about!
Thank you guys.
Personal issues aside, this was a powerful session by a band that is continually progressing, programming a mix of originals, interspersed with a few standards (Manteca, Spain and La Fiesta), that provided the audience with two well balanced sets of Latin, jazz rock and a smattering of banter between tunes.
Redemption are a surprisingly insular band inasmuch as I've never seen any of the musicians crop up in other bands unlike many players who seem to be involved with half a dozen different bands. Perhaps Redemption earn their corn playing non jazz gigs. More power to their elbow if it enables them to give a laid back performance such as they did tonight,
Catch them if and when you can.
Lance.

2 comments :

Liz said...

plenty to be humble about?? never in this world, you fully deserve such accolades
Liz

David Gray said...

I can say for sure that jazz isn't all that these people do! Keith (my uncle, no less) also plays a lot of country/blues. I think I got that right. Either way, I can honestly say in the least biased way that this band deserves a lot more exposure. I thought their sets were marvellous and watching them would be a great experience for many of my alumnus/almuna friends.

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