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Paul Edis: "One of the regulars at The Gala today called me a 'turncoat' and another a 'deserter' - that's a very northern way of displaying affection in response to the news that I'm leaving the area. 'They're vicious down there mind you'. " - (Twitter January24, 2020)

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Today Saturday January 25

Afternoon

Jazz

Tees Valley Jazzmen - Hammer & Pincers, Preston Lane, Preston-le-Skerne, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6JH. Tel: 01325 314873. 1:00pm. £2.00.

Evening

Shirt Tail Stompers - Durham Town Hall, Durham DH1 3NJ. 7:30-11:15pm. £25.00. (£20.00. adv.). DJam 2020: Lindy Hop Festival ‘Masquerade Ball’. Line-up inc. Michael McQuaid (reeds), Nick Ball (drums). A Lindy Jazz event.

Blues/Funk/Soul

Broken Levee + John Carroll - Saltburn Cricket Club, Marske Mill Lane, Saltburn TS12 1HJ. 7:30pm (doors). £10.00. Info & tickets: 07960 935263. Saltburn Blues Club.

Ojay - Outstanding Art, North Road, Durham DH1 4SQ. Tel: 0191 649 0553. 8:00pm. Free. Electric bassist Ojay.

Raggy Ass Boys - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Saturday, June 08, 2019

Jazz in Jarrow - Just for the record














So there I was mooching around Jarrow's Viking Shopping Centre - the outlook was decidedly blue, what to do? what to do? what to do? Circumstances decreed I'd be unable to get to the DJAZZ Festival in Durham and the opening of the heavens decreed that mooching was no longer an option. As it has done on many more serious occasions, the Sally Army came to the rescue. I scuttled into their local charity shop seeking shelter and succour and what did I find?

A stand that's full of vinyl or what we older folks refer to as LPs. And there, amidst the usual dross of Jim Reeves, Max Bygraves and Mantovani were the two albums pictured!



At £1.50 a shot I didn't hesitate - there may have been other jazz moochers around - but plonked my money down and went on my way rejoicing.

The Red Allen album, recorded in 1957, has such all-time greats as Coleman Hawkins, J.C.Higginbotham, Buster Bailey, Marty Napoleon, Everett Barksdale, Lloyd Trotman and Cosy Cole. For those who think Shaw and Goodman were the pinnacles of clarinet playing check out Buster Bailey.

The Garner album is less exciting having a brass section augmenting the trio but when the pianist is given his freedom he shines as only he can.

Talking about shining - it had stopped raining when I left!
Lance

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