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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Gigs/CDs of the Year coming shortly...

It's that time of year again when we ask you to send your favourite gigs and CDs of 2018.
Look forward to your lists. Either add them as a comment or email me.
Lance.

6 comments :

Russell said...

Gig of the Year: Mingus Big Band - Middlesbrough Jazz Weekender
CD of the Year: Jo Harrop - Songs for the Late Hours

Peter said...

CDs of the year
Flat Earth Society: Untitled #0
AKA Moon: Now
Roberto Ottaviano: Eternal Love

Gig of the Year: Enemy at Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Roly said...

Two great gigs -
Graeme Wilson Quartet (CD launch) at Jazz Café.
Mick Shoulder Quintet at Blaydon in November.

Christoph said...

CD of the year
Johannes Enders: Endorphin
Julian Siegel Quartet: Vista
New York Standard Quartet; Heaven Steps to Seven

Steve T said...

Like the sound of that: Heaven Steps to Seven; I'll presumably be needing one of those.

Very difficult this year; difficult to get down to ten, and had I left it til tomorrow, it would have likely changed:

10. Triptych @ Fox, Hexham, 11th Sept.
9. Seun Kuti @ Sage, Gateshead, 2nd May.
8. Kamasi Washington @ Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 6th May.
7. Tower of Power @ Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 6th May.
6. Zappatistas @ Pizza Express, Soho, 31st Aug.
5. Nigel Kennedy @ Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 5th May.
4. Francis Tulip Quartet @ Globe, Newcastle, 5th Aug.
3. RNCM plays Zappa @ Manchester Met, 30th Nov.
2. Zakir Hussain/ Dave Holland/ Chris Potter @ Edinburgh Jazz Festival, 22nd Aug.
1. Stanley Clarke @ London Jazz Festival, 20th Nov.

Tony Eales said...

Top ten gigs of the year

1) Mass in Blue - Will Todd - Durham Cathedral
2) Skeltr - Durham Jazz Festival
3) Jazz across Europe 4 - GIJF
4) The Sun Ra Arkestra - GIJF
5) James Morrison - Wigan Jazz Festival
6) James Morrison - Durham Gala Brass Festival
7) Jo Harrop - Ushaw Jass Festival
8) Stan Sulzmann's Neon Orchestra- Scarborough Jazz Festival
9) Mingus Big Band - Middlesborough Jazz Weekender
10) Sue Ferris Trio - Opus 4, Darlington

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