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Friday, August 31, 2018

Classic Swing @ Tynemouth Station - August 31

Olive Rudd (vocals); Bob Wade (trumpet/flugel); Paul Gowland (tenor); Don Fairley (trombone); Colin Haikney (piano); Alan Rudd (bass); Tommy Graham (drums).
(Review by JT).

The never-ending roadworks at Silverlink meant that I missed the first 15 minutes of Classic Swing at Tynemouth Station today. For a change, the plastic chairs provided were really comfortable. The acoustics were great, on this, a calm summer's day. The only thing to only spoil it was a security alarm going off in the distance for the whole of the show.
The band played better than ever and Paul Gowland (sitting in for  Jim McB) really impressed when he did On Green Dolphin Street as a solo. Classic Swing seems to be progressing into more modern styles of jazz and have an ever-increasing pad.

The audience went home happy – many of them with at least one of the 30 items on offer in the raffle.
This band is developing quite a following and many of them were dancing - there is plenty of space at this venue for that!
It's a shame that this is the last of the outdoor gigs this year but hopes are high that it will continue in 2019.
JT.

1 comment :

Lance said...

Thanks John. However, you are wrong in saying it was the last event of the season. The Maine Street Jazzmen are there on Wednesday (Sept.5) and the Vieux Carré Jazzmen on Friday (Sept.7)

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