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Ambrose Akinmusire: “I love teaching, and I love the exchange. And I’m starting to accept my role as a mentor. That sounds weird to say. But I can’t avoid the fact that there are younger musicians who are watching me.” – (Down Beat September 2017).

Mike Gibbs: “Rehearsals are a chance for players to learn my degree of vagueness.” – (Jazzwise September 2017).

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Thursday September 21

Afternoon
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Rd., nr. Newcastle NE27 0DA. 1:oopm. Free.
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Tees Valley Jazzmen - White Horse Hotel, Burtree Lane, Harrowgate Hill, Darlington DL1 3AD. 1:30pm. Free. 01325 463262.

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Evening.
Maine Street Jazzmen - Potter's Wheel, Sunniside NE16 5EE. 8:30pm. Free.
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Courtney Pine: Black Notes from the Deep - Sage Gateshead NE8 2JR. 7:30pm. £25.60. 0191 4434661.
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Katie Mac (w. 6 piece band) - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. Free.
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Emma Fisk & James Birkett - St. Cuthbert's Church, Shadforth DH6 1LF. 7:30pm.
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Pocket Jazz Orchestra: Jazz & Tapas - No. 60, Arc, Dovecote St., Stockton TS18 1LL. 7pm. £10.
Tees Hot Club w. Alan Marshall (saxes); Kevin Eland (trumpet); Ted Pearce (keys) - Dormans, Oxford Rd., Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. 9pm. Free.
New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton TS18 4AW. 8:30pm.01642 678129.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

CD Review: Dinosaur – Together, As One

Laura Jurd (trumpet & synth), Elliot Galvin (Fender Rhodes, Hammond Organ), Conor Chaplin (electric bass) & Corrie Dick (drums)
(Review by Russell)
Laura Runs the Voodoo Down! Synth, then trumpet, BBC New Generation Artist Laura Jurd opens her new CD Together, As One playing synthesiser soon giving way to electric Miles. This new recording, the highly talented trumpeter’s third as leader, consists of an eclectic eight track mix of material, all of it written by Jurd.
Reigned-in Hammond and quirky synth escapades indicate a sense of fun underpinning a restless creative mind. Drummer Corrie Dick is endlessly inventive, and prominent in the mix, in contrast to the laid back, in-the-pocket bass playing of Conor Chaplin. Pianist and Hammond Organist Elliot Galvin grooves where the groove should be, skillfully avoiding surging synth interjections. Robin suggests a Scottish TV game show theme tune morphing into a post-Tomorrow’s World signature tune.

Balkan to Motown to a Deep Purple-inspired rocking riff, Together, As One covers much ground and, mixing metaphor, teeters on the brink of falling between several stools. Two compositions – Extinct and Primordial – account for approximately one third of the forty seven minutes’ worth of music on the CD and are, perhaps, at the heart of it all. Jurd has toured and recorded frequently over the last few years. Her work with Dinosaur, as heard on this new release, will continue to develop. It is difficult to predict where Jurd’s music will go to next. That is all part of the fun. We await developments.              

Together, As One by Dinosaur is released on September 16 by Edition Records (EDN 1078). A winter tour begins begin at Kings Place, London on November 3 and includes a journey ‘up north’ to play gigs at NCEM, York ( November 11) and Seven Arts, Leeds on November 13. The tour itinerary continues into 2017, with a date at the Band on the Wall in Manchester on January 19.      
Russell.

2 comments :

  1. What timing !!! A track from this CD was played on today's BBC R3 NGA Saturday lunchtime (12:15) programme featuring NGA artists. This weeks programme was titled "Beethoven, Schumann, Dauprat, Laura Jurd" http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07rks3w Jurd/Dinosaur is at 37m0s

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  2. Corrie Dick is a really inventive drummer. And I believe his own band are at the Bridge next sunday 11th.

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