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Paul Edis: "One of the regulars at The Gala today called me a 'turncoat' and another a 'deserter' - that's a very northern way of displaying affection in response to the news that I'm leaving the area. 'They're vicious down there mind you'. " - (Twitter January24, 2020)

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Today Saturday January 25

Afternoon

Jazz

Tees Valley Jazzmen - Hammer & Pincers, Preston Lane, Preston-le-Skerne, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6JH. Tel: 01325 314873. 1:00pm. £2.00.

Evening

Shirt Tail Stompers - Durham Town Hall, Durham DH1 3NJ. 7:30-11:15pm. £25.00. (£20.00. adv.). DJam 2020: Lindy Hop Festival ‘Masquerade Ball’. Line-up inc. Michael McQuaid (reeds), Nick Ball (drums). A Lindy Jazz event.

Blues/Funk/Soul

Broken Levee + John Carroll - Saltburn Cricket Club, Marske Mill Lane, Saltburn TS12 1HJ. 7:30pm (doors). £10.00. Info & tickets: 07960 935263. Saltburn Blues Club.

Ojay - Outstanding Art, North Road, Durham DH1 4SQ. Tel: 0191 649 0553. 8:00pm. Free. Electric bassist Ojay.

Raggy Ass Boys - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Friday, August 28, 2015

CD Review: Sinne Eeg - Eeg-Fonnesbæk

Sinne Eeg (vcl); Thomas Fonnesbæk (bs/bs gtr).
(Review by Lance).
Two Danish singers in the one week? Just goes to show that the distaff side's bid for world domination is growing stronger!
On Tuesday, Mette Juul's There is a Song set the bar almost out of reach then what happens? Along comes Sinne Eeg with Eeg-Fonnesbæk.
So which one to go for?
Both!
They're totally different each with their own appeal. Juul's uses, mainly, her own compositions with deep, often profound, lyrics and a band that includes wiz trumpetman  Ambrose Akimusere. 
Eeg dispenses with the dressing and relies solely on bassist Fonnesbæk for support and a choice selection of standards - Willow Weep For me; Evil Man Blues; You Don't Know What Love is; Summertime (wouldn't be a show without it!); Body and Soul; Beautiful Love; Come Rain or Come Shine; Fellini's Waltz and Fonnesbæk's Taking it Slow.
It's a compelling performance - reminiscent of some of the duo numbers Zoë Gilby and Andy Champion do - and Eeg's smoky vocals get right to the core of the song. Willow Weep for Me can bear comparison with any version from either side of the Atlantic whilst Evil Man Blues, first recorded as Evil Gal Blues by Dinah Washington, proves that you don't have to be a salty mama to sing the blues.
Fonnesbæk on bass lays down just what's needed - the harmonic foundation to keep Eeg on the right track and the stimulus to inspire her to stretch out and make each number her own.
Check out the samples on Amazon.
Lance.
Sinne Eeg - Eeg-Fonnesbæk released on Sept. 15 on Stunt Records.

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