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Postage

16233 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 115 of them this year alone and, so far, 59 this month (Feb. 23).

From This Moment On ...

February 2024

Fri 23: Mark Williams Trio @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm. £8.00. SOLD OUT!
Fri 23: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 23: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 23: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 23: Salty Dog Trio @ The Greenhouse, Tynemouth. 7:00pm. £8.00. (£6.00. adv.). CANCELLED!
Fri 23: Crooners @ The Maltings, Berwick upon Tweed. 7:30pm. £30.00., £28.00.
Fri 23: Strictly Smokin' Big Band w Dennis Rollins @ Glasshouse, Gateshead. 8:00pm.

Sat 24: NUJO Jazz Jam @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm (doors). Free (donations). A Newcastle University Jazz Orchestra event, all welcome.
Sat 24: Bradley Creswick’s Western Swingfonia @ Hexham Abbey, Hexham. 7:30pm. £15.00. A fundraiser for Hexham Abbey.
Sat 24: Papa G’s Troves @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.

Sun 25: Musicians Unlimited @ The Park Inn, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. Free.
Sun 25: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 2:30pm. Free.
Sun 25: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay Metro Station. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 25: Lindsay Hannon: Tom Waits for No Man + Lee Maddison @ Laurels, Whitley Bay. 4:00pm (3:30pm doors). £11.00., £8.80. inc. bf. SOLD OUT!
Sun 25: Bex Burch + Rachel Musson @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £11.00. Two solo performances. JNE.
Sun 25: Jazz Jam @ Fabio's, Saddler St., Durham. 8:00pm. Free. A Durham University Jazz Society event. All welcome.

Mon 26: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.

Tue 27: Ruth Lambert Quartet @ The Black Swan, Newcastle. 8:00pm (7:00pm doors). £12.00., £10.00. (adv.).

Wed 28: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 28: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 28: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.

Thu 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 29: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library, Gateshead. 2:30pm.
Thu 29: Student Performances @ King’s Hall, Newcastle University. 4:00pm. Free. Inc. Olly Styles (saxophone).
Thu 29: ’58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:00pm. Free.
Thu 27: Student Jazz Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Thu 29: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guests: Richie Emmerson (tenor sax); Josh Bentham (alto sax); Graham Thompson (keys); Adrian Beadnell (bass).

Sunday, June 19, 2016

CD Review: Dave Hosley - Love For Sale

(Review by Ann Alex).
First, a word of warning to other BSH reviewers. You’re not safe in the privacy of your own home! Yesterday, in the post, I received, not just one, but two CDs for review. Homework, the note said. As with gangsters, do not let Lance Blogmaster know where you live. When I saw him later, he blithely told me, “I have Liz reviewing a gig in York tonight”. So you’re not even safe in your hometown irrespective of the distance!
But I had my reward, as this CD is superb, consisting of songs from the Gasbook, ‘60s/’70s songwriters and two more recent songs – Cee Lo Green’s Crazy and Sam Smith’s Stay With Me. Without a doubt, my favourite item is the title track, Love For Sale, sung as a narrator describing the woman’s situation with obvious sympathy, which was surely what Cole Porter intended.
“Just climb those stairs” is sung with almost a snarl to show dislike for the young prostitute’s customer. I especially liked Some Enchanted Evening, with its gentle-voiced opening by guitar, bass and vibes and the mayhem of the full band on Crazy.
The notes aptly describe the band as impeccable studio musicians and there are lots of solos from the horns and Sankovich on organ. Hosley’s voice has a light, pleasing tone, and this is his debut CD, recorded after more than four decades of performing in the San Francisco Bay Area. If he ever crosses the Atlantic I reckon he’d go down a storm at Hoochie Coochie.
Other tracks: I Feel the Earth Move; I Say a Little Prayer; Crazy She Calls me; Blue Skies; Lush Life; Something’s Gotta Give.
Available on Diamond Dave Records.
Ann Alex.
Dave Horsley (vcl); Greg Sankovich (pno/org/keys); Paul Eastburn (bs); Alan Hull (dms); Michaelle Goerlitz (perc); Lincoln Adler (alt/ten/bar); Dillon Vado (vbs); Matthew Hewlitt (gtr); Mike Olmos (tpt); Allison Gorner (tmb).

2 comments :

Liz said...

ha ha , you made me smile Ann, I always enjoy your posts, hope you are feeling OK now xx

Ann Alex said...

Thanks Liz, I feel great now apart from my left ear, but that's a whole other story, too boring to put on BSH.
Ann

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