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Dick Katz: "Carmen [McRae] would say some pretty caustic things but, so what? There aren't any people who don't talk caustically to each other at some time unless they're Mother Teresa." - (Lesley Gourse: Carmen McRae Miss Jazz - Billboard Books 2001, 2020)

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11,772 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 912 of them this year alone and, so far, 49 this month (August 13).

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August

Saturday 15: Anth Purdy - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations). Purdy’s solo ‘Swing Jazz Guitar’ show. Limited capacity.

Thursday 20: Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Maine St. Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, 27 Sunniside Rd., Gateshead NE16 5NA. 8:30pm. Free.

Friday 21: Lindsay Hannon - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity.

Sunday, July 06, 2014

The Mick Danby Mix - an emotional night at Caedman Hall. July 5

Mick Danby wasn't just a fine bass player he also sang bass and applied his talents across the genres.
Tonight that talent, and the love it engendered, was beautifully displayed in this tribute concert. Perhaps more of the jazz hierarchy should have been present but it didn't matter, the jazz side was well taken care of by the Debra Milne Ensemble with Debs, Steve, Paul and Rob Bates. Debra seems to have upped her game recently and her version of Spain stands comparison with anyone. Mick was surely applauding loudly from above.
Earlier, Mick's partner Teresa sang with the Heaton Voices and the Voicequad Variations whose version of the Inkspots/Man Tran Java Jive ticked all the boxes for me! 
Emma Fisk ticked a lot of boxes too during her set with Luna De Mayo and, after the Appletwig Songbook, the evening came to a danceable close with Incahoots.
The evening was a worthy tribute to a talented gentleman.
Lance

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