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Bebop Spoken There

Marc Myers: " If the original group with Baker was Dover sole, the group with Brookmeyer was beef stew." - (JazzWax, December 7, 2019).

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Today Tuesday December 10

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jam session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. House trio: Mark Williams, Paul Grainger, Rob Walker.

Tyne Valley Big Band - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

Blues/Soul/Folk etc.

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

Friday, May 08, 2015

Jazz Latin Groove @ Empty Shop, Durham - May 7.

Steve Summers (saxes/perc); Alan Law (pno); Paul Grainger (bs); Tim Johnston (dms) and Debra Milne .
I don’t know if anyone’s reviewing this for you Lance – I’m not the right person to do it, as I was too busy enjoying the music to be taking notes. What  I will say is .... OMG. Brilliant stuff. Superb, spirited musicianship (you know the lineup!) Strong vocals as ever from Debra and a nice rapport with & within the band. Personal highlights for me were their arrangements of ‘Señor Blues’ (Horace Silver) and ‘Temptation’ (Tom Waits) ... oh, and a surprise Sting number ‘Consider me gone’ ... although *every* number was appealing. I took along  a group of friends and one of them – unused to being ‘up close and personal’ to great live music – was moved to tears.  
Teresa Driscoll.

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