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Brian Carrick: "I contacted Max Jones of Melody Maker and offered to be his correspondent in the States, but I should have done what Ken Colyer had done, get a job on a ship and then jump ship in the States. So I didn't make it [to New Orleans] till 1973." - (Just Jazz May 1999)

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COVID-19

In the current climate we are doing our best to keep everyone up to date. All gigs, as we all know, are off.

However, good old YouTube has plenty to offer both old and new to help us survive whilst housebound. Plus now is a good time to stock up on your CDs.

Also, keep an eye out for live streaming sessions.

Alternatively, you could do as they do in Italy and sing from your balcony.

Today

As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Jazz Café Jam Session - October 4.

Pete Gilligan (pno); Paul Grainger (bs); Russ Morgan (dms) + Joel Brown (pno); Steve Brown (bs); Matt Mackellar (dms); Fabio Sousa (tmb); Michael Lamb (tpt); Jamie Toms (ten); Paul Gowland (sop); John Pope (bs); David Gray (tmb); Flossie Taylor (vcl); Edgar Bell (gtr).
(Review by Lance).
Messrs Gilligan, Grainger and Morgan were on the case and, cited Just Friends; Autumn Leaves and Armando's Rumba as proof that they were, as claimed by the Jazz Café blurb, ',,,three of Tyneside's finest jazz musicians'. The jury found them guilty as charged and sentenced them to 3 hours community service to be served on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the company of, and again I quote, '...an impressive array of newcomers, old timers, and musicians at the top of their game.'
As can be seen from the personnel listed above this was a fair assessment of the talent on show tonight.
Joel Brown took over on piano for All the Things You Are whilst his dad Steve and Matt Mackellar moved in for Caravan and Someday my Prince Will Come before Gilligan returned for an impressive Girl Talk. Bouncing with Bud (I think) brought the set to a close. It had been a good one and compensated for the absence of Geordie Jazz compelling me to choose another of Hadrian Brewery's products, the appropriately named (in more ways than one) Grainger Ale. The label said it was gluten free which means I was having a healthy drink.
Time for the horns to take centre stage, Three of SSBB's high fliers, Lamb, Toms and Gowland were joined by Portuguese trombonist Sousa, who first appeared on the scene at Hoochie last week with SeeNine, to jam on Whisper Not
John Pope turned up on bass for Take the A Train and, as Fabio left to take a train to the Portuguese Quarter of Sunderland, in walked David Gray. No shortage of 'bones tonight.
A new face in the form of Flossie Taylor provided voice and words to No Moon at All; Lullaby of Birdland and It Could Happen to You. A promising young singer. Birdland had a sizzling intro from Lamb whilst Gray blew the cobwebs out of It Could Happen to You and I left to catch the number 27.
Another good day at the office.
Photos.
Lance
PS: Throughout it all,Edgar Bell on acoustic guitar sat chording and occasionally soloing although being unamplified nothing was heard!

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