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Postage

13,508 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 926 of them this year alone and, so far, 90 this month (July 27).

From This Moment On

Thu 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone North Tyneside. 1:00pm.

Thu 29: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.

Sat 31: Lindsay Hannon @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Lindsay previews new, original material.

Sat 31: jakTar + Johnny Richards @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 8:00pm. JNE promotion.

August

Sun 01: Vieux Carre Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sun 01: Jeffrey Hewer Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Leeds College of Music graduate guitarist (Masters, Jazz Performance & Composition).

Monday, September 18, 2017

Black Notes from The Deep

(Preview by Russell)
Last year Courtney Pine appeared with Zoe Rahman at the Gateshead International Jazz Festival. Sage One’s audience heard Pine playing exclusively bass clarinet. Of late, Jazz Warriors’ alumnus Pine has returned to playing tenor saxophone for the first time in something like ten years. Music to the ears of some jazz fans!
A young Courtney Pine blew some great tenor in a small group format and his forthcoming concert with British soul singer Omar at Sage Gateshead promises, once again, a touch of tenor madness!
A BBC Jazz Awards winner, a MOBO winner, a Mercury Prize nomination, Pine has stacked up the honours. Thursday’s concert in Sage Two features a jazz-meets-soul collaboration between friends – Pine and British soul star Omar. In 1991 There’s Nothing Like This catapulted Omar Lye-Fook to the upper reaches of the singles’ charts. Half a dozen albums later, ‘neo-soul’ man Omar performs on stage with Courtney Pine. Their new album – Black Notes from the Deep on Freestyle Records – will feature prominently at Gateshead and the band includes none other than pianist and organist  Robert Mitchell alongside Vidal Montgomery (bass) and Robert Fordjour (drums). The new album has been featured on BBC 6 Music and the Pine-Omar duo played a studio set on Radio 3’s In Tune programme with Pine sounding in fine form on tenor saxophone.
Thursday’s concert in Sage Two is likely to sell out. To book your seats telephone the ticket office – 0191 443 4661 or visit www.sagegateshead.com    
Russell

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