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Today Tuesday June 18

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Lickety Split - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

River City Jazzmen - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NW. Tel: 01670 813983 (info). 8:00pm. £5.00. (inc raffle). Line-up inc special guests Don Fairley (trombone) & Maureen Hall (vocals).

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Tuesday, July 05, 2016

CD Review: Casey Golden Trio - Miniature

Casey Golden (pno); Bill Williams (bs); Ed Rodriguez (dms/perc)
(Review by Lance).
I enthused over the trio's last recording - Outliers - and I anticipated doing the same here. Well I do but, it doesn't quite grab me the way Outliers did. Don't get me wrong, consisting entirely of a single piece in 4 parts, Miniatures, an EP, is better than most contemporary piano albums I've listened to this year and, probably, if I'd heard this album first, I might be saying the same about Outliers!
Like so many of today's bands, you love them when you hear them live. However, that magic so often vanishes the following day when you play the disc, that you bought with such eagerness at the gig,  on the car stereo. Not having been in Sydney recently (or ever), I haven't actually heard the trio live but I guess you know what I mean
Of course, this isn't car stereo material - not if you want to hang on to your licence! It's contemporary chamber jazz. Music to listen to without the distraction of traffic, nagging wives or screaming kids. It's music to listen to, to enjoy and analyse if you have that advanced musical brain. EST springs to mind - I think it did after I heard their previous release.
Golden may be the best thing to come out of Australia since, er, since, er, since Bradman's 1948 test team!
Miniature is released on July 15 - check it out here.
Lance.

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