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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Overture to A Jazzy Christmas @ Sage Gateshead - December 22

Whilst awaiting Ann's review of last night's 'A Jazzy Christmas' at Sage Gateshead I'd like to make a few observations on the event.
1) Paul Edis' arrangements were superb, breathing new life into some old chestnuts.
2) A lot of those 'old chestnuts' are jolly good tunes irrespective of the season. How could they not be with master craftsmen such as Irving Berlin and Mel Tormé at the helm?
3) A good jazz musician can make many a silk purse out of a sow's ear. Tonight's band, no doubt, have a drawer full of them.
4) Jingle Bells is, melodically speaking, more interesting than C Jam Blues.
5) This year's backline horns (drawn from Jambone) may well be next year's frontliners.
Lance
Photo by Jerry - more to follow with the official review!

7 comments :

Hugh said...

Yes, a good night! Agree with all your comments, especially regarding Paul's arrangments and the back row Jamboners. Could have done with the flute slightly nearer the mic, I thought - couldn't really hear it - heard the piccolo alright though!

Patrick Brennan said...

A wholly entertaining evening - hope it's repeated next year

Russell said...

Next year let's make sure that Paul's gig doesn't clash with the returning globe trotting superstars otherwise known as the Francis Tulip Quartet!

Jen said...

Good to see you up and almost running again Lance! Best wishes for a healthy 2018.

Steve T said...

Here here.

Steve T said...

The here here was for all above comments.

Paul Edis (on F/b). said...

Thanks Lance! Looking forward to the review. All the best for Christmas and the New Year, Paul

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