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Sting: "It was great. They [the River City Jazzmen] all wore blue suits. The band had been together for about twenty years, which was the same age as the suits." - (Melody Maker Sept. 22, 1979).

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Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden - Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA. Tel: 0191 478 1810. Screenings at intervals during the day. Part of Akomfrah's exhibition Ballasts of Memory. Exhibition (daily) July 6 - October 27. 10:00am-6:00pm. Free.

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Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden (see centre column).

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6QG. Tel: 0191 227 5500. 3:00pm/5:30pm. Screening of Stanley Nelson's documentary film (2019, cert. 15, 1hr 55mins).

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Monday, November 09, 2015

Master of the Glen Returns to the Chilli

(Preview by Russell/Photo courtesy of Mike Tilley)
Dave Weisser’s long running weekly workshop invites the occasional guest to play a set. Wednesday 18 November sees the return of the Alan Glen Trio. Mr Glen goes way back with trumpeter Dave Weisser. Master pianist Glen doesn’t play too many gigs these days so this is a rare chance to hear him in action.
Modern jazz standards and the GAS book is Glen’s thing and he has with him two of the best in the business; the two Pauls – P Grainger, double bass, and drummer P Wight. 

The one hour set will dispense with introductions, you’ll get full value for money. Part of the fun is to guess the tune from Glen’s sometimes heavily disguised opening verse. It’s just as well the two Pauls are in on it! The Alan Glen Trio will play the middle set of three. A Dave Weisser workshop invariably offers a surprise or two, so get along by eight to catch all of the action.

The Chillingham’s beers are always tip top (ask at the bar for a card and be sure to get it stamped each time you buy a pint and when you’ve filled-up the card you’re next pint is a freebie!). Chillingham Road Metro is nearby, similarly the 62/63 bus stops close by and if you must, there’s a large pub car park. £1.00 admission (be sure to enter the raffle - £1.00 a ticket), sitters-in welcome, but please, sit and listen to the Alan Glen Trio.   
Russell

3 comments :

Mal Maddock (on F/b) said...

Oh man what a massive part of my early musical education.... I used to go & watch "The Alan Glen Complex " that featured some stunning musicians ... Alan on Rhodes & synth, Barry Black/Derek Lunn : Drums, Ray Truscott : Bass, Terry Ellis : Guitar & a great tenor player called Bill Golding.... Exciting times & great to see Alan still making music !

Tom Henderson (on F/b) said...

Alan & Terry Ellis were in my Quartet at Greys Club with Ron Studholme,After Ken Morell &John Davies left, happy days!

Anonymous said...

I used to go to hear Alan's quintet at The Cooperage on the Quayside. Great band and very interesting music. Same personnel as Mal mentions. I remember Terry Ellis used his blonde Gibson 345.
Roly

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