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Holly Cooper, Mouthpiece Music: "Lance writes pull quotes like no one else!"

Simon Spillett: A lovely review from the dean of jazz bloggers, Lance Liddle...

Josh Weir: I love the writing on bebop spoken here... I think the work you are doing is amazing.

Postage

16590 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 483 of them this year alone and, so far, 29 this month (July 14).

From This Moment On ...

July

Fri 19: Luis Verde with the Dean Stockdale Trio @ The Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. SOLD OUT!
Fri 19: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 19: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 19: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 19: Luis Verde with the Dean Stockdale Trio @ Traveller’s Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. Opus 4 Jazz Club.
Fri 19: Zoë Gilby Trio @ Seventeen Nineteen, Hendon, Sunderland. 7:30pm.

Sat 20: Snake Davis & Helen Watson Duo @ Chopwell Community Centre NE17 7HZ. 7:30pm. £17.50.

Sun 21: Paul Skerritt @ Hibou Blanc, Newcastle. 2:00pm.
Sun 21: Salty Dog @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm.
Sun 21: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay. 3:00pm. Free. Sun 21: The Big Easy @ The White Room, Stanley. 5:00pm.
Sun 21: Ben Crosland Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 22: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.

Tue 23: Nomade Swing Trio @ Newcastle House Hotel, Rothbury. 7:30pm. £10.00. Tickets from Tully’s of Rothbury or at the door (cash only). A Coquetdale Jazz event.

Wed 24: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 24: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 24: The Ronnie Scott’s Story @ The Fire Station, Sunderland. 7:30pm.
Wed 24: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.
Wed 24: Milne-Glendinning Band @ Cafédral, Owengate, Durham. 9:00pm. £9.00. & £6.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event.

Thu 25: Merlin Roxby @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. Ragtime piano. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Thu 25: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guests: Garry Hadfield (keys); Noel Dennis (tpt); Richie Emmerson (tenor sax); Adrian Beadnell (bass).
Thu 25: Milne-Glendinning Band @ Cafédral, Owengate, Durham. 9:00pm. £9.00. & £6.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event.

Thursday, November 01, 2018

October Choices

Gig of the Month.
Mingus Big Band - Middlesbrough Town Hall - October 21.
Leo Richardson Quartet - Ronnie Scott's - October 17.
Black Swan Jam Session - October 30.
APPJAG Awards - Pizza Express, Holborn - October 16. (Probably my 'Gig of a Lifetime'!).

CDs of the Month.
Sarah Eden - Ailleurs.
Evelyn Laurie - A Little Bit of Me. 
Tony Bennett/Diana Krall - Love is Here to Stay.
Caroline Scott - Khoalesce.

The above listings show just how stupid these 'Best of things' are (Apart from APPJAG Awards) picking just one of anything is impossible and in some cases insulting to other artists! Nevertheless...
The MBB were outstanding at both Middlesbrough and Ronnie's. The Leo Richardson Quartet were equally brilliant in their support set at Ronnie's so I've split them. The Black Swan Jam Session last night was a benchmark for both players and venues.
So many CDs - some I don't even have time to listen to (another 6 arrived today) - so, it's often the case that, if an album misses the cut, it's no reflection on the disc but on my staying power which is why I'm always appealing for reviewers to submit reviews of albums other than their own. 
Naturally, this post is open so let's have your choices...
Lance.

3 comments :

Russell said...

Gig of the month - Mingus Big Band @ Middlesbrough Town Hall.

Steve T said...

Another quiet one for me with a brock arm for the second half of the month.

Brotzmann at Toons Lit and Phil on 6th was wonderfully powerful but brief, the two support acts interesting but not really my thing.

Jasdeep Singh Degun at the Sage' Northern Rock on 19th was the best Indian gig Mrs T and I have seen that didn't have Zakir Hussain on stage, but we only did part two cos I'd just come out of hospital a few hours earlier.

Still trawling through piles and piles of Soul Albums. You'd think I'd have heard them all by now - you'd be surprised.

Steve T said...

And of course I rudely omitted Josh Schofield at Lescala in Sheffield, which clearly made Mrs T's diary, which obviously over-rules mine.

All three gigs (3?) were equally good in their own, very different ways.

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