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Today Thursday June 20

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Rd., Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Jazz Orchestra - Arc, Dovecot St., Stockton on Tees TS18 1LL. Tel: 01642 525199. 7:00pm. £12.00. + £0.10. bf. ‘Jazz & Tapas’ - booking essential.

Ruth Lambert Quartet - St James' & St Basil's Church, Fenham Hall Drive, Fenham, Newcastle NE4 9EJ. 7:30pm. £8.00.

Heller-Glendinning: Billie Meets Kurt - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm (doors). £6.00. (£3.00. student).

Acoustic Infusion - The Forum, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. Tel: 01325 363135. 7:30pm. £5.00. Line-up: Alan Thompson (tenor sax); Rick Laughlin (piano); Bruce Rollo (double bass); Ian Halford (drums). Now Abbie Finn on drums.

Durham University Concert Band + Grollingwood Big Band - Durham Town Hall, Market Place, Durham DH1 3NJ. 7:30pm. £10.00., £9.00., £8.00.

Durham University Big Band - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. £6.00. (£5.00 concs.). JNE.

Tees Hot Club w. Gus Smith (vocals); Donna Hewitt (tenor sax), Dave Archbold (keys) - Dormans Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 8:30pm. Free.

Maine Street Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Hollywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NA. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:30pm. Free.

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm. £2.50.

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

Friday, February 01, 2019

CD Review: Nick Malcolm - Real Isn't Real

(Review by Russell)

Trumpeter Nick Malcolm's new album comprises five sections - Spiral I to Spiral V - with all but the closing section linked to a companion piece featuring a vocal contribution from, variously, Emily Wright, Marie Lister, Josienne Clarke and Lauren Kinsella.  

Real Isn't Real is the result of studio sessions spanning 2015 to 2017 with Malcolm revisiting the material last year to add electronic overlays. The band leader's regular associates - Alexander Hawkins, Olie Brice and Ric Yarborough - are well equipped to negotiate his compositional ideas, shifting effortlessly between the structured and the free. 

From straight ahead, in-the-pocket swing (Olie Brice frequently the pivot) to dance floor beats to focused improvisations, the quartet is an established stand-alone entity but it is the inclusion of four very different vocalists which makes Real Isn't Real an intriguing, new aspect of trumpeter Nick Malcolm's evolving musical world.     
Russell

Nick Malcolm (trumpet, piano, Fender Rhodes, keyboards, vocals); Alexander Hawkins (piano, Fender Rhodes, organ, pump organ); Olie Brice (double bass, electric sitar); Ric Yarborough (drums, percussion); Emily Wright, Marie Lister, Josienne Clarke, Lauren Kinsella (vocals)

Today - February 1 - marks the release of Real Isn't Real on Green Eye Records (GE002). Nick Malcolm hits the road tonight (The Con Cellar Bar, London) with the new quartet Jade (Jake McMurchie, tenor sax, Will Harris, bass, and Ric Yarborough, drums and electronics) performing material from the album and some new material. Jade will tour through to April calling in at Newcastle Jazz Co-op's Globe venue on Thursday, March 7.

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