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16590 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 483 of them this year alone and, so far, 29 this month (July 14).

From This Moment On ...

July

Thu 18 Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Brunswick Methodist Church, Newcastle NE1 7BJ. 2:30pm. £4.00.
Thu 18: Theo Croker @ The Glasshouse, Gateshead. 8:00pm.
Thu 18: Brad Linde’s Continentals @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Thu 18: Eva Fox & the Jazz Guys @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Thu 18: Ray Stubbs R&B All Stars @ The Mill Tavern, Hebburn. 8:00pm. Rhythm & blues.
Thu 18: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guest band: Darlington Big Band.

Fri 19: Luis Verde with the Dean Stockdale Trio @ The Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. SOLD OUT!
Fri 19: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 19: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 19: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 19: Luis Verde with the Dean Stockdale Trio @ Traveller’s Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. Opus 4 Jazz Club.
Fri 19: Zoë Gilby Trio @ Seventeen Nineteen, Hendon, Sunderland. 7:30pm.

Sat 20: Snake Davis & Helen Watson Duo @ Chopwell Community Centre NE17 7HZ. 7:30pm. £17.50.

Sun 21: Paul Skerritt @ Hibou Blanc, Newcastle. 2:00pm.
Sun 21: Salty Dog @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm.
Sun 21: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay. 3:00pm. Free. Sun 21: The Big Easy @ The White Room, Stanley. 5:00pm.
Sun 21: Ben Crosland Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 22: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.

Tue 23: Nomade Swing Trio @ Newcastle House Hotel, Rothbury. 7:30pm. £10.00. Tickets from Tully’s of Rothbury or at the door (cash only). A Coquetdale Jazz event.

Wed 24: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 24: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 24: The Ronnie Scott’s Story @ The Fire Station, Sunderland. 7:30pm.
Wed 24: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.
Wed 24: Milne-Glendinning Band @ Cafédral, Owengate, Durham. 9:00pm. £9.00. & £6.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event.

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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