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Monday, July 23, 2018

Zoe Gilby Trio @ Great Exhibition of the North, Blackett Street, Newcastle - July 22

Zoe Gilby Trio: Zoe Gilby (vocals); Paul Edis (piano); Andy Champion (double bass)
(Review by Russell).
A second day of jazz in the rather bizarre surroundings of a traffic free, artificial grass-carpeted playground on Blackett Street featured Zoe Gilby singing a selection of standards and original material. BSH made a dash by Metro from Whitley Bay to Monument in Newcastle city centre to catch a third and final set on Sunday afternoon. 
Keen listeners and the curious alike sat in deckchairs or lounged on the 'grass' to while away an hour or three with a nearby Greggs offering an al fresco fine dining option. The entire length of Blackett Street was closed to traffic yet this somewhat obvious fact didn't stop more than one bemused citizen asking when the next bus was due! Gilby's final set opened with Caravan - perhaps the bemused thought it was a new form of transport...Excuse me, does this camel train gan to Byker? 

Rhythm-a-ning prompted one inveterate jazz fan to think out loud...Has anyone here heard of Monk? The probable answer to her question being No! Similarly Now's the TimeWorld class playing ventured our inveterate one. No argument from your reviewer.

All of Me showcased Paul Edis' piano playing and the closing number - Harry Edison's Centrepiece - demonstrated Gilby's amazing vocal dexterity alongside Andy Champion's imperious bass playing. It had been a strange, Alice in Wonderland kind of day.   
Russell.

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