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14378 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 597 of them this year alone and, so far, 2 this month (July 2).

From This Moment On ...

July

Mon 04: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 06: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 06: Michael Bublé @ Durham County Cricket Club, Chester le Street. Doors: 5:00pm.
Wed 06: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 06: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 06: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 07: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 07: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 3:00-5:00pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 07: Lara Jones + Echo Juliet @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm.
Thu 07: Thursday Night Prayer Meeting @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free admission (donations).
Thu 07: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 07: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 08: Alex Clarke Quartet @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall. 1:00pm. £7.00.
Fri 08: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 08: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 08: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.

Sat 09: Jazz Stage @ Mouth of the Tyne Festival: Zoë Gilby Duo (12 noon); Vieux Carré Jazzmen (1:35pm); Harmony Brass (3:10pm); Ruth Lambert Quartet (4:40pm). Outdoor stage adjacent to Tynemouth Priory.

Sun 10: Tusk X Yeah You @ Live Theatre, Newcastle. 12 noon. £10.00. All day event, line-up inc. Pat Thomas.
Sun 10: Jazz Stage @ Mouth of the Tyne Festival: Rendezvous Jazz (12 noon); River City Jazzmen (1:35pm); House of the Black Gardenia (3:10pm); Classic Swing (4:40pm). Outdoor stage adjacent to Tynemouth Priory.
Sun 10 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 10: Tees Valley Jazzmen @ Hammer & Pincers, Preston le Skerne. 1:00pm.
Sun 10: Shunyata Improvisation Group @ Saltwell Park, Gateshead NE9 5AX. 1:00pm.
Sun 10: Am Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 10: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 10: Anth Purdy @ Blues & Bourbon, Newcastle. 4:00pm.
Sun 10: Jazzframe @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Monday, September 05, 2016

Jazz Co-op @ The Globe: Dave Weisser, Alan Law and Others; Sept 3

 Dave Weisser  (vocals, cornet); Alan Law (piano); Jude Murphy (flute); Peter Ninnim (drums)
(Review by Ann Alex)
This was advertised as a duo with Dave and Alan, but it had morphed into a quartet, such is jazz. And the additions were more than welcome.  Jude was brilliant on flute, with both sweet and husky tones, sometimes it seemed like both together, swirling, jabbing, bending, some of the best flute I’ve heard for ages, in both jazz and folk company. Peter kept the beats going in the well-competent manner that we’ve come to depend on. And Alan had been teaching that afternoon at the Sage/ Jazz Co-op workshop: if he was tired it didn’t show as he was playing like the master that he is.
good thing about this gig was the chance to listen to a man singing for a change, as far more women do it locally.  The style was easy, relaxing to hear, with occasional higher pitched tones and well placed scat, with interludes of muted cornet, a wonderfully evocative sound, which reminds me of New York. I’ve never been there, so this is completely from my imagination, such is jazz.
 The playlist included All Blues; Girl Talk (with amended less sexist words); The Life I live; Dindi (with the verse); a slow version of Makin Whoopee; Nature Boy (as requested by someone in the audience); Fool’s Paradise (a warning against drink and fast living); Retro Logic (a Steely Dan song); Estate; Willow Weep, and one or two others that I didn’t catch the titles of. A typical arrangement from the band was the way they tackled Little Sunflower: Cornet and flute played in harmony, gorgeous sound, then the flute went lower, Alan appeared with a lively piano solo, then came the voice with quick flute comments between lines of the song.   
Yet another successful offering from the Jazz Co-op. The next 2 gigs feature younger musicians, The Bradley Johnson Trio next Saturday 10, then the following Thursday 15, we have Not Now Charlie.
Be there!
Ann Alex

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