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Dayna Stephens: "I always tell them [students] there will never be anyone who will play it [EWI] as technically proficient as this cat [Michael Brecker] did." - (JazzTimes June 2019).

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Today Tuesday June 25

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Evening

Jam Session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, 59 Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel. 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. Free. Trio Alan Law, Paul Grainger, John Bradford.

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

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Alice Graces the Jazz Café

A quick visit to the men’s room (two flights up).Returning to the bar, the line-up on the stand had changed somewhat, such is the nature of a jam session. Vocalist Debra Milne got up to sing with Rob Bates behind the kit. Ian Forbes didn’t hang around long (nowt new there!), Francesco and Tom were long gone, Bradley was heading for a last train.
The sitters-in done, the house band reassembled with Last Train Johnston and tenor man Paul Gowland to accompany Alice Grace. Yes, the fabulous Ms Grace was in the house! Just in Time, a scatterooney of a take on Joyspring, Kenny Wheeler’s Everybody’s Song But My Own and the late night confessional Blame It On My Youth. A jam session? This was worthy of the concert platform. Class.  
Russell.    

3 comments :

Bruce Bax (on F/b) said...

Damn. Missed it!

Minnie Fraser (on F/b) said...

Me too Bruce, particularly sad to have missed Ali Cat!

Ali Cat (on F/b) said...

Thank you so much Lance & Russell for the kind words . And thank you Minnie Fraser for tagging me so I can read the link! See you on 18 Sept, I hope x

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