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Jackie McLean: “I can't understand British audiences. In Britain there doesn't seem to be any curiosity." (Melody Maker, April 1, 1961).

Charles Mingus: "It seems to me that if our records were not issued in Britain, the British cats would have to think for themselves" (Jazz News, July 26th 1961)

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Today Saturday July 22

Afternoon
SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017 - Sage Gateshead. Day two of three. Details. From 12 noon all day.
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Evening
Steve Glendinning (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2AE. 7:30pm. No cover charge.
The Hookahs - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
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Big Chris Barber Band - Alnwick Playhouse. 7:30pm. £21.50/£20.50.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Thursday, September 01, 2016

CD Review: Henrik Jensen’s Followed by Thirteen – Blackwater

Henrik Jensen (double bass), Andre Canniere (trumpet & flugelhorn), Esben Tjalve (piano) & Antonio Fusco (drums)
(Review by Russell).
Dane Henrik Jensen has been involved in the British jazz scene for the best part of two decades having relocated to London to study music in 1997. Followed by Thirteen is a quartet, formed in 2010, comprising Jensen’s fellow countryman Esben Tjalve (piano), American trumpet and flugelhorn player Andre Canniere and Italian drummer Antonio Fusco. Blackwater is the band’s second album following on from the 2013 debut release Qualia.

Blackwater’s eight tracks were written by Jensen with each one right out of the straight ahead bag. Andre Canniere sets the standard on The Dutch Danemann with some first class trumpet playing. London-Berlin hears Canniere’s muted horn, owing something to Miles on Seven Steps to Heaven. Listening drummer Antonio Fusco responds rapidly to unfolding events with shimmering cymbals and deft work on the snare. Three tracks in, time to slow things down on Bonza. Canniere switches between trumpet and flugelhorn.

The bandleader introduces Riccardo’s Room. Jensen’s secure bass pattern invites pianist Tjalve to stretch out on a thoughtful solo underpinned by Fusco’s sparkling momentum.
Tjalve references old school piano playing in a contemporary setting on Schur-as with a blues feeling at his fingertips as Andre Canniere’s late-night phrasing spills over into the penultimate tune on the album, the intriguingly titled The Unready.                      
Russell.

Blackwater by Henrik Jensen’s Followed by Thirteen is released September 2 on Jellymould Jazz (JM-JJ023). Jensen tours throughout September beginning with a CD launch September 6 at London’s Pizza Express, Soho, London with a date at the Jazz Café, Newcastle September 27.      

1 comment :

  1. Looking forward to seeing the Quartet down here in South Devon on Monday 12 Sept in the beautiful intimate acoustic of the medieval St Lawrence Chapel. More info at https://www.facebook.com/events/1725048997748329/

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
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