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Jeremy Pelt: "It [Birth of the Cool sessions] was bebop in sheep's clothing." - (DownBeat, December 2019).

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Today Tuesday November 12

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Free.

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6QG. Tel: 0191 227 5500. 1:15pm. Stanley Nelson's 2019 documentary film.

Evening

Jazz

Not Now Charlie - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

Blues

Sugaray Rayford - Cluny, Lime St., Newcastle NE1 2PQ. Tel 0191 230 4474. 8:00pm. £15.00.

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

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Clare Teal @ York Opera House - July 19


Clare Teal (vocals); Jason Rebello (piano); Simon Little (bass); Ben Reynolds (drums) + Giacomo Smith (alto sax/clarinet); Pete Horsfall (trumpet/vocals); Dave Archer (guitar)
(Review by Liz)

Sorry I didn't manage a proper review, I was so enthralled with Clare's performance, it just slipped by, with me applauding & whooping etc...I was totally fired up - writing would have been a distraction. As the pics show we did get to chat with her, she remembered Kevin as he sends comments to her on her Radio Show which he listens to in the USA every week...straight away she asked him if he was the guy from Detroit! She was so lovely to me, warm & friendly.
My fave was Mr Paganinibut hard to pick one out. The musicians were superb, esp. the three extra musicians on brass & guitar, the guy on trumpet was outstanding, also his vocals were great..he looked like a bank Manager, but OMG!

They did an Inkspots’ number, also they all did Elvis' Don't with great harmonising. Clare concluded with It Don't Mean a Thing. Sarah & I were on our feet and the audience loved them, but amazing not to see a full house for such a worthy performer.
Liz

2 comments :

Patti said...

Yeah - this just had to be a fabulous gig, with this line up! I'm sure Pete Horsfall would be highly amused to hear you thought he looked like a Bank Manager, Liz! He is an ace player, though - and has a great vocal style. I've seen him a few times in different bands, including his own Basin Street Brawlers.

Liz said...

Hi Patti, I was fascinated by his deadpan facial expression, it added to the fun. I had never heard of him which is my loss. I loved the way he morphed into Satchmo on one of his numbers, do hope he comes to York again.

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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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