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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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The last Lunchtime Jazz concert of the summer at the Lit & Phil in Newcastle is on Friday this week, July 29. 1.00pm to 2.00pm, and it is a fitting closing concert with a solo performance by the series organiser and pianist Paul Edis.
Paul is a familiar player in many line-ups, whether it's as leader in his piano trio, his sextet or Triptych, or as keyboard or clarinet player or accompanist is so many other line-ups. But his piano solo playing (which featured on BBC Radio 3's Jazz Record Requests from last year's the Gateshead Jazz Festival) is something special. 
For those of you who missed the launch of Paul's Solo Double CD "Not Like Me / Just Like Me" at the Lit and Phil last November, this is a chance to catch up with some of the new (and familiar) numbers on it; for those who were there it a chance to sample again part of that excellent presentation.
Both CDs were recorded at the Lit and Phil so this is a real 'coming home'. They feature many of Paul's own compositions as well as familiar Jazz standards like Giant Steps, Round Midnight and My Favourite Things, and pieces with a classical inflection like Percy Grainger's Country Garden and Greensleeves (although the latter for me is more another Coltrane reference.
I'm sure this will be a very enjoyable closure to this summer season, and I hope many of you will be able to make it. (I'll miss it as I'm away on holiday on Thursday, but look forward to seeing you again in September.)
Brian Ebbatson
PS Don't forget the diary dates for the Ushaw Durham Jazz Festival (www.ushaw.org)
Friday August 26 to Sunday August 28
PAUL EDIS Solo Piano Friday 29th July | 1.00pm
Newcastle Literary & Philosophical Society | 23 Westgate Road | Newcastle NE1 1SE 
Admission £4.00


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