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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.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

CD Review: Girls in Airports - Fables

Marten Stender (sax/comps); Lars Greve (sax/clt); Matthias Holm (keys); Victor Dybbroe (perc); Mads Forsby (dms).
(Review by Steve H).
You can imagine how I excited I was when asked to review a CD by a Danish band called ‘Girls in Airports’ however this was not quite the sensual experience one might expect from a band so provocatively named. In fact this is classic Nordic jazz, subtle understated and hypnotic.
  This is the bands fourth recording and owes it’s title in part to the influence of Charles Mingus and his famous album Fables of Faubus. Personally I found very little in this album which reminded me of the legendary bass player. Each track seems to build up slowly and grows throughout with layer upon layer of instrumentation. At times the album has an almost prog rock feel to it. The variety of percussive effects that Dybbroe incorporates is quite mesmerising and really adds to the overall atmospherics as does the combination of the 2 saxophones which provide an interesting textured ambiance.
Overall a pleasant listening experience but I won’t be rushing to Heathrow or for that matter Newcastle airport to greet them.
Steve H.
Girls in Airports - Fables now available on Edition Records. 

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