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13,359 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 777 of them this year alone and, so far, 51 this month (June 13).

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JUNE

Wed 16: Washboard Resonators @ Punchbowl Hotel, Jesmond, Newcastle (8:00pm). SOLD OUT!

Thu 17: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside (1:00pm).

Thu 17: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead (8:30pm).

Fri 18: Jazz Jamaica @ Sage Gateshead (8:00pm).

Sat 19: Jude Murphy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle (8:00pm).

Sun 20 Knats @ The Globe, Newcastle (8:00pm). Advance booking essential: www.jazz.coop.

Mon 21: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm).

Wed 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm).

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

CD Review: Andre Canniere – The Darkening Blue

Andre Canniere (trumpet), Brigitte Beraha (voice), Tori Freestone (tenor saxophone), Ivo Neame (piano, keyboards & accordion), Michael Janisch (electric & double bass) & Ted Poor (drums)
(Review by Russell)
Trumpeter Canniere writes: ‘…I’ve been crazy about the work of Rilke and Bukowski for some time.’ This is a third Whirlwind Recordings’ release by the London-based trumpeter featuring a total of ten compositions inspired by the above literary sources, of which, five incorporate the ‘voice’, as distinct from ‘vocals’, of Brigitte Beraha.

Stephen Mitchell’s translations of Rilke’s texts are interpreted by Beraha on tracks one to three, and again on tracks eight and nine. Andre Canniere states ‘So if I can turn listeners onto some great poetry [] then that’s great.’ Does the listener gain anything knowing The Darkening Blue was informed by literary texts? Does the music make a statement in, and of, itself? The musicianship is beyond reproach; Canniere is consistently impressive, Tori  Freestone’s tenor playing equally so, Ivo Neame switches from piano to keyboards (retro on occasion) to accordion, and label boss Michael Janisch works alongside drummer Ted Poor.

Stylistically, Canniere’s new CD embraces ‘art music’ texts, occasional swing time, and a Milesian fusion blow out vying with a drum ‘n’ bass section for up tempo honours. Andre Canniere’s The Darkening Blue is released on Whirlwind Recordings (WR4693) on 14 October. A British tour begins at the Pizza Express, London on 10 October, Birmingham 11, Wavendon 18, Dempseys, Cardiff 19, with other dates during November, concluding at JATP Jazz in Bradford on 16 December.

Russell.                     

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