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16233 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 115 of them this year alone and, so far, 59 this month (Feb. 23).

From This Moment On ...

February 2024

Fri 23: Mark Williams Trio @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm. £8.00. SOLD OUT!
Fri 23: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 23: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 23: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 23: Salty Dog Trio @ The Greenhouse, Tynemouth. 7:00pm. £8.00. (£6.00. adv.). CANCELLED!
Fri 23: Crooners @ The Maltings, Berwick upon Tweed. 7:30pm. £30.00., £28.00.
Fri 23: Strictly Smokin' Big Band w Dennis Rollins @ Glasshouse, Gateshead. 8:00pm.

Sat 24: NUJO Jazz Jam @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm (doors). Free (donations). A Newcastle University Jazz Orchestra event, all welcome.
Sat 24: Bradley Creswick’s Western Swingfonia @ Hexham Abbey, Hexham. 7:30pm. £15.00. A fundraiser for Hexham Abbey.
Sat 24: Papa G’s Troves @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.

Sun 25: Musicians Unlimited @ The Park Inn, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. Free.
Sun 25: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 2:30pm. Free.
Sun 25: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay Metro Station. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 25: Lindsay Hannon: Tom Waits for No Man + Lee Maddison @ Laurels, Whitley Bay. 4:00pm (3:30pm doors). £11.00., £8.80. inc. bf. SOLD OUT!
Sun 25: Bex Burch + Rachel Musson @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £11.00. Two solo performances. JNE.
Sun 25: Jazz Jam @ Fabio's, Saddler St., Durham. 8:00pm. Free. A Durham University Jazz Society event. All welcome.

Mon 26: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.

Tue 27: Ruth Lambert Quartet @ The Black Swan, Newcastle. 8:00pm (7:00pm doors). £12.00., £10.00. (adv.).

Wed 28: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 28: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 28: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.

Thu 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 29: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library, Gateshead. 2:30pm.
Thu 29: Student Performances @ King’s Hall, Newcastle University. 4:00pm. Free. Inc. Olly Styles (saxophone).
Thu 29: ’58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:00pm. Free.
Thu 27: Student Jazz Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Thu 29: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guests: Richie Emmerson (tenor sax); Josh Bentham (alto sax); Graham Thompson (keys); Adrian Beadnell (bass).

Saturday, October 08, 2016

CD Review: Rebecca Dumaine - Happy Madness

Rebecca Dumaine (vcl); Dave Miller (pno); Perry Thoorsell (bs); Bill Belasco (dms) + Brad Beuthe (gtr); Pete Cornell (ten).
(Review by Lance).
I gave it a glance, shrugged my shoulders and thought, "one for Debra or Ann". Then I gave it a second glance - second glances are fatal!
Track number 11 - Destination Moon!*
Dumaine is on her fourth album here and I'm already wishing I had the other three and that's just after hearing her take on Joe Bushkin's Nobody Else But Me.  If Bushkin hadn't spent as much time hanging out with Spanier, Condon and those guys he'd have been in the Songwriter's Hall of Fame.
Dumaine does the song justice. I fall in love too easily (not a song on the CD) but from Doris Day via Ella to the late Amy a songbird does it for me. 
I know that, in the past, I've suggested that jazz singers are rolling off a conveyor belt like a plague of locusts. Dumaine ain't no locust! A swinger, an interpreter of lyric, an improviser, a woman capable of getting to the core of the song and doing it delightfully. This one excites me!
Of course, without the superb Dave Miller Trio goosing her along the ten-star review would drop down to 5! Beuthe (his Blues in the Closet intro to It's All Right With Me launches Dumaine into orbit) and Cornell chips in to keep it flying. Car stereo tomorrow - must go for a long drive!
Tracks: Nobody Else But Me; Samba Saravah; Like Someone in Love; Take a Chance; So Nice; It's All Right With Me; I'm Old Fashioned; This Happy Madness; Here, There, and Everywhere; The More I See You; Destination Moon; Haven't We Met?; Spider Man. 
Lance.
*Some 40 years back, Dave Bell had a jazz program on Radio Newcastle which culminated with an 'Identify the band, soloist, singer etc.' competition.The winner received, I think, a record token. As, at the time, I was working in the jazz record dept. of a local music shop it wasn't too difficult for me to make an educated guess at the answer. In fact,  I won so many times (the late Ron Pollard was my closest rival) that eventually I was invited to appear on the show and talk about my favourite records. I can't remember all of the ones I chose although I think Wardell Gray would have been among them. What I do remember is that my choice of Destination Moon by Dinah Washington resulted in just about everyone who'd listened to the show coming into the shop wanting to buy the album. Poor Wardell didn't get a look in!

2 comments :

Liz said...

yes, a great number Lance, new to me, thanks for pointing it out.

Lance said...

Composed by Marvin Fisher who also wrote When Sunny Gets Blue. His father, Fred Fisher wrote Chicago, his sister Doris wrote You Always Hurt the One You Love and his brother Dan had a hand in Good Morning Heartache - quite a family!

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