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13,367 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 785 of them this year alone and, so far, 59 this month (June 16).

From This Moment On

JUNE

Thu 17: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead (8:30pm).

Fri 18: Jazz Jamaica @ Sage Gateshead (8:00pm).

Sat 19: Jude Murphy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle (8:00pm).

Sun 20 Knats @ The Globe, Newcastle (8:00pm). Advance booking essential: www.jazz.coop. SOLD OUT. Livestream available from £7.50.

Mon 21: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). POSTPONED!

Wed 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). POSTPONED!

Thu 24: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside 1:00pm).

Thu 24: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead (8:30pm).

Thursday, October 25, 2018

CD Review: Mike Bogle Trio - Dr. B!

Mike Bogle (Hammond B3/vocals); Rich McLure (guitar); Ivan Torres (drums).
(Review by Lance).
Super album, great B3 sounds from Bogle; McLure perfect in this setting and Torres drives it along swingingly and yet, I'll probably never play it again even though it could be high up on the list.
Why?
I've got organ trios by Jimmy Smith, McDuff, McGriff, Preston, Shirley Scott, Mike Carr and, local boy, Gerry Richardson. Bogle is in that league but, unfortunately, the others got to my turntable first and I don't think I hear anything here that improves upon, say, Jimmy Smith's The Cat although the blast on Splanky/Route 66 runs them all close and. having said that, Bogle's vocal on 66 doesn't do him any harm either.
Walkin' has a Lou Reed kind of narrative over the tune which isn't the Walkin' we all know - it's compelling.
So, this is really one for those who've arrived late on the organ scene or, maybe, have been too long on the organ scene and want something new.
I'm not sure if this is it but organ buffs will probably want to find out.
Listen here.
Lance. 

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