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Davina Lozier: "So many people never settle into who they really are. They just do what they want to do because they want to be Oscar Peterson or Muddy Waters or Britney Spears. But I am what I am: a chubby, 40-year-old woman who's still doing it." - (DownBeat, December 2019).

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Today Monday November 11

Afternoon

Jazz

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6QG. Tel: 0191 227 5500. 3:40pm. Stanley Nelson's 2019 documentary film.

Evening

Soft Machine - Cluny, Lime St., Newcastle NE1 2PQ. Tel 0191 230 4474. 7:30pm. £17.50.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Middlesbrough Jazz Weekender 2018: Sunday afternoon in the Crypt - Hailey Tuck Band - Oct. 21

Hailey Tuck Band: Hailey Tuck (vocal); Rick Simpson (piano/keys); Alex Haines (guitar); Chris Hyson (bass); Lloyd Haines (drums).
(Review by Lance).
After the event organiser had introduced the APPJAG Jazz Media award winner to the audience, the important stuff got underway. 
It was to be an afternoon where singers predominated and who better to set the ball rolling than Hailey Tuck from Austin, Texas, and now based in Europe.
I'd heard Hailey a couple of year's back at Hoochie with SSBB so I knew a scintillating set was in store.
At Hoochie, Rick Simpson provided the accompaniment and, having heard Rick earlier in the week at Ronnie's as part of the Leo Richardson Quartet when he told me he was on this gig, I knew it was going to be a double whammy!
Bubbly babe Hailey seems to be a throwback to the flapper era whilst still putting it into today's content. 
The material, not surprisingly, included material from her album Junk, reviewed earlier this year, and there were gems-a-plenty.
Alcohol, the lyric by The Kinks, was delivered effectively - and what a great lyric it is - enough to put you on the wagon for a week.
Her in-between patter was good bringing in family stories - or was it confidences she shared nightly?
Who cares? this lady is a champ. Polka Dots and Moonbeams made me sigh, My Funny Valentine made me cry twice - first because I thought, - oh no, not again? - then because it was so emotional I wanted to hear it again!
As observed earlier, Rick (from Guisborough via Ronnie Scotts') Simpson was on form. Piano accompaniment, great solos and B3 effects from the adjacent keyboard, he laid it all down. Hyson on bass and the brothers Haines did the business - more solos from you guys next time - tell Mama Tuck
Don't Think Twice, It's Alright; Cry to Me; Marine 5's Some Other Time; Trouble in Mind and the final After You've Gone said, "Okay you gals, bring it on!"
Lance

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
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Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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