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Postage

14250 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 469 of them this year alone and, so far, 69 this month (May 19).

From This Moment On ...

May.

Fri 20: Andrea Vicari Trio @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. Vicari (piano), Andy Champion (double bass), Abbie Finn (drums).
Fri 20: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 20: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 20: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 20: Swing Bridge @ Garden House Coffee, Hallgate, Hexham. 4:05pm.
Fri 20: Castillo Nuevo @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 5:30-8:30pm.
Fri 20: Customs House Big Band w Ruth Lambert @ Exchange, North Shields. 7:30pm.
Fri 20: Andrea Vicari Trio @ Traveller’s Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. £12.00. Opus 4 Jazz Club. Vicari (piano), Andy Champion (double bass), Abbie Finn (drums).

Sat 21: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Market Place, Darlington. 11:00am - 3:00pm. All star line-up!
Sat 21: Elkie Brooks @ Whitley Bay Playhouse. 7:30pm.
Sat 21: Jools Holland’s R & B Orchestra @ The Hippodrome, Darlington. 7:30pm.
Sat 21: Milne-Glendinning Band @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 22 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 22: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 22: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 22: Abstract Orchestra plays J Dilla @ Wylam Brewery, Newcastle. 7:30pm. CANCELLED!
Sun 22: Panharmonia @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.

Mon 23: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 25: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 25: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 25: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 25: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 26: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 26: Deep Pope + Garner & Pope @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm. £7.00.
Thu 26: 58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 26: Knats @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Thu 26: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Orchestra @ Arc, Stockton. 8:00pm.
Thu 26: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 26: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Album Review: Daniel Hersog Jazz Orchestra - Night Devoid of Stars

Trumpeter, composer and arranger Daniel Hersog's new album Night Devoid of Stars is due to be released tomorrow (Friday) and it's a gem. Canadian Hersog is in his mid-thirties but that hasn't deterred him from taking on the role of MD of an all-star big band drawing its personnel from across North America. 


The album title was inspired by Dr Martin Luther King's words during the civil rights' era (some twenty years before Hersog was born). Hersog's daily routine of writing and arranging the material to a backdrop of early morning, wall-to-wall television news programmes contributed to the composer's thought process with the third track on the album - Makeshift Memorial - somewhat prescient in these pandemic times. 

Tenor saxophonist Noah Preminger (a friend from student days) and pianist Frank Carlberg (a tutor from Hersog's student days at the New England Conservatory) make telling contributions on this Cellar Music recording. Six of seven tracks were composed by Hersog, the other being an interesting take on Jerome Kern's Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Daniel Hersog’s Night Devoid of Stars is on Cellar Music (cat no.CM051119), available from tomorrow (Friday 12). 

Further details from: 
Russell

Daniel Hersog Jazz Orchestra: Daniel Hersog (MD, composer, arranger); Chris Startup (alto sax, clarinet); Michael Braverman (alto sax, soprano sax, clarinet); Noah Preminger (tenor sax); Tom Keenlyside (tenor sax, flute, piccolo, alto flute); Ben Henriques (baritone sax, bass clarinet); Michael Kim (trumpet, flugelhorn); Brad Turner (trumpet, flugelhorn); Derry Byrne (trumpet, flugelhorn); Jocelyn Waugh (trumpet, flugelhorn); Rod Murray (trombone); Jim Hopson (trombone); Brian Harding (trombone); Sharman King (bass trombone); Frank Carlberg (piano); James Meger (bass); Michael Sarin (drums)

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