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14362 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 581 of them this year alone and, so far, 81 this month (June 26).

From This Moment On ...

June

Tue 28: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Dean Stockdale, Paul Grainger, Sid White.

Wed 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 29: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 29: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm. CANCELLED!
Wed 29: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 30: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 30: 58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 30: Lights Out By Nine @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 8:30pm. Free.
Thu 30: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 30: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

July

Fri 01: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 01: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 01: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 01: Swing Manouche @ The Vault, Hexham. 7:30pm (doors). £20.00.
Fri 01: 1920s Speakeasy w live jazz @ The Exchange, North Shields. 8:00pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Fri 01: Struggle Buggy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. Blind Pig Blues Club. 8:00pm.

Sat 02: Hot Fingers @ St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Darlington. 12:30pm. £10.00.
Sat 02: Play Jazz! workshop @ The Globe, Newcastle. 1:30pm. Tutor Steve Glendinning: Latin jazz. £25.00. Enrol at: www.jazz.coop.
Sat 02: Talk: Storytelling & jazz as an expression of urban life @ The Exchange, North Shields. 1:45pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sat 02: The Commandments + On Parole @ The Exchange, North Shields. 2:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event. Rhythm & blues.
Sat 02: Geordie Jazz Man @ The Exchange, North Shields. 5:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event. Screening of Abi Lewis’ documentary film about Keith Crombie & the Jazz Café.
Sat 02: The Delta Prophets Trio @ The Exchange, North Shields. 6:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event. Rhythm & blues.
Sat 02: Swing Manouche @ Claypath Deli, Durham. 7:00pm.
Sat 02: Swung Eight & King Bees @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event. Swing dance + ace Chicago blues band.
Sat 02: Tyne Valley Big Band @ Greenside Community Centre, Ryton. 7:30pm.
Sat 02: Patrick Cromb @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 03 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 03: Smokin’ Spitfires @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 12:45pm.
Sun 03: Ruth Lambert & Martin Craggs. @ The Exchange, North Shields. 2:00pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Abbie Finn Trio @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Wild Women of Wylam @ The Exchange, North Shields. 4:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 5:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Jazz Jam @ The Exchange, North Shields. 6:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Jeffrey Hewer Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 04: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 06: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 06: Michael Bublé @ Durham County Cricket Club, Chester le Street. Doors: 5:00pm.
Wed 06: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 06: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 06: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Sunday, March 08, 2020

The Tenement Jazz Band @ Prohibition Bar - Mar 8

John Youngs (banjo, vocals); Charles Dearness (trumpet); Paddy Darley (trombone); Stephen Feast (clarinet, tenor sax); Doug Kemp (string bass) + Lachlan Fotheringham (clarinet)
(Review by Russell)

Canal Street Blues opened the show, rooting the performance in the New Orleans of a century ago. The Tenement Jazz Band motored north, stopping off in Newcastle to play a final gig on the band's tour then on to Edinburgh for a short break before hitting the road again across Scotland. 

Dusty RagCopenhagen, a John Youngs' vocal on Louisiana Fairytale, clearly the Tenements were demob happy. Milenberg Joys, Sun Ra's Chocolate Avenue (that's composer Herman Poole Blount before he took up residence on Saturn), a nod to Freddie Keppard courtesy of Charles (Chuck) Deerness' fine lead on Stock Yards Strut. The band's new boy, clarinetist Stephen Feast (in age he's got a few more miles on the clock than the young guns in the band), featured on Petite Fleur and hearing it one more time did no harm. New Orleans Wiggle, the eponymous track from the Tenements' all-but-sold-out debut EP, closed out an excellent first set. 

At the start of the second set Newcastle based medic, and friend of the Tenements, Lachlan Fotheringham joined the band to play a couple of numbers including Bogalusa Strut (another cut from New Orleans Wiggle). Lachlan, sitting alongside fellow reedsman Stephen, engaged in a contrasting two-clarinet joust - excellent stuff! Lachlan stayed on as banjo playing frontman John Youngs sang Blue Drag. A request (there's always one!) - South from the Moten band - found new boy Feast switching to tenor sax and, surprise, surprise, he proved to be no slouch on it!

Jelly Roll Morton's New Orleans Bump (Feast and Dearness soloing), then, to sign off, Weary Blues. The Tenements, nominally marshalled by the superb trombonist (and erstwhile employee here at Prohibition Bar) Paddy Darley, are the band of the moment. A new album is in the pipeline, be sure to catch them and it next time they're in town. 
Russell

4 comments :

Lance said...

Sounds to have been a good session - wish I could have made it. Were any of our local trad people there?

Patti said...

Oh yes, indeed, Lance - it was a hot and stomping session! There were a few musicians on the local scene listening too, jazzers and a top blues man - plus one promoter was spotted.

Russell said...

Yes, Brian C, Dave K and Phil R. Also, up from Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club, the Sams. Incidentally, yesterday Red Stripe drew a large crowd to St Augustine's. Later in the month (Sat 28) from France it is Mama Shakers.

John Youngs said...

Thanks Russell!
Was a great afternoon, we had a lovely time as always at prohibition.
See you all again soon!
TJB

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