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Bebop Spoken There

Steve Race: "The personnel is different, notably in the inclusion of Ben Webster, always, to my mind, a rather half-hearted tenor player" - - New Musical Express, 16-9-1949.

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The Strictly Smokin' Big Band included Be Bop Spoken Here (sic) in their 5 Favourite Jazz Blogs.

Postage

13,508 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 926 of them this year alone and, so far, 90 this month (July 27).

From This Moment On

Wed 28: Ragtime Rewind Swing Band @ Assembly Rooms, 40 North Bailey, Durham DH1 3ET. 9:20pm. £8.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event (www.durhamfringe.co.uk).

Thu 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone North Tyneside. 1:00pm.

Thu 29: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.

Sat 31: Lindsay Hannon @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Lindsay previews new, original material.

Sat 31: jaktar + Johnny Richards @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 8:00pm. JNE promotion.

August

Sun 01: Vieux Carre Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sun 01: Jeffrey Hewer Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Leeds College of Music graduate guitarist (Masters, Jazz Performance & Composition).

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Roller Trio + Leash @ The Bridge Hotel January 10

Roller Trio - James Mainwaring (tenor sax & electronics); Luke Wynter (bass guitar); Luke Reddin-Williams (drums)
Leash - Mark Williams (guitar); Andy Champion (bass); Adrian Tilbrook (drums)
(Review by Steve H./Photos courtesy of Ken Drew)
A packed house greeted this band from Leeds at The Bridge on Sunday night. Album reviews of Roller Trio are very positive but most state that they must be even better live. I can certainly endorse that point of view, on recordings they are good but in the flesh they are absolutely fantastic. Their uncompromising blend of thrash jazz mixed with the subtle use of electronics created an energetic frenetic dynamic.
Reddin-Williams on drums created a wall of rhythm driving Wynter and Mainwaring to loft creative heights. High excitement for all those present.
The first part of the evening saw local heroes Williams, Champion and Tilbrook bound together under the band name Leash. An unbroken set incorporating some familiar jazz standards which reminded some of Hendrix’s Band of Gypsies and others of Jazz Rock pioneers Cream. All, though, were thoroughly entertained by the quality and calibre of the playing. 
Photos.
Steve.

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