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16462 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 342 of them this year alone and, so far, 54 this month (May 18).

From This Moment On ...


Thu 22: Olly Styles (saxophone): Stage 2 recital @ The Music Sudios, Newcastle University. 10:00am. Free, all welcome.
Thu 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 23: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library, Gateshead. 2:30pm.
Thu 23: Castillo Nuevo Trio @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 5:30pm. Free.
Thu 23: Immortal Onion + Rivkala @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm.
Thu 23: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guests: Jeremy McMurray (keys); Dan Johnson (tenor sax); Donna Hewitt (alto sax); Bill Watson (trumpet); Adrian Beadnell (bass).

Fri 24: Hot Club du Nord @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm. £8.00. SOLD OUT!
Fri 24: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 24: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 24: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 24: Swannek + support @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. Time TBC.

Sat 25: Tyne Valley Big Band @ Bywell Hall, Stocksfield. 2:30pm.
Sat 25: Baghdaddies @ Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay. 3:00pm. Whitley Bay Carnival (outdoor stage).
Sat 25: Paul Edis Trio w. Bruce Adams & Alan Barnes @ Queen’s Hall, Hexham. 6:30pm. A Northumberland Jazz Festival event.
Sat 25: Nubiyan Twist @ The Glasshouse, Gateshead. 8:00pm.
Sat 25: Papa G’s Troves @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.

Sun 26: Tyne Valley Youth Big Band @ The Sele, Hexham. 12:30pm. Free. A Northumberland Jazz Festival event.
Sun 26: Musicians Unlimited @ Jackson’s Wharf, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. Free.
Sun 26: Alice Grace @ The Sele, Hexham. 1:30pm. Free. Alice Grace w. Joe Steels, Paul Susans & John Hirst.
Sun 26: Bryony Jarman-Pinto @ Queen’s Hall, Hexham. 3:00pm. A Northumberland Jazz Festival event.
Sun 26: Ruth Lambert Trio @ The Juke Shed, North Shields. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 26: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 26: Northern Monkey Brass Band @ Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay. 4:30pm. Whitley Bay Carnival (outdoor stage).
Sun 26: Clark Tracey Quintet @ Queen’s Hall, Hexham. 6:00pm. A Northumberland Jazz Festival event.
Sun 26: Saltburn Big Band @ Saltburn Community Hall. 7:30pm.
Sun 26: Ruth Lambert Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Sun 26: SARÃB @ The Glasshouse, Gateshead. 8:00pm.

Mon 27: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.

Tue 28: Bold Big Band @ The Black Swan, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Wed 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 29: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 29: Jazz Night @ The Tannery, Hexham. 7:00-9:00pm. Free. The first night of a new jam session!
Wed 29: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.

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. 


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!

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