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Josh Weir: I love the writing on bebop spoken here... I think the work you are doing is amazing.

Postage

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

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: Nomade Swing Trio @ Café Needles Eye, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea. 6:00pm. Reservations: 01670 641224.
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.

Thu 25: Merlin Roxby @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. Ragtime piano. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Thu 25: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guests: Garry Hadfield (keys); Noel Dennis (tpt); Richie Emmerson (tenor sax); Adrian Beadnell (bass).
Thu 25: Milne-Glendinning Band @ Cafédral, Owengate, Durham. 9:00pm. £9.00. & £6.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event.

Fri 26: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 26: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 26: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 26: Bailiwick + Sleep Suppressor + Christie/Chan @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm). ‘Experimental evening of jazz, punk and jazz-punk’.
Fri 26: Nomade Swing Trio @ Repas7 by Night, Berwick. 7:30pm. Free.
Fri 26: Stuart Turner @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Fri 26: Milne-Glendinning Band @ Cafédral, Owengate, Durham. 9:00pm. £9.00. & £6.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event.
Fri 26: Bold Big Band @ Old Coal Yard, Byker, Newcastle. 9:30pm. A Newcastle Fringe Festival event.

Sat 27: BBC Proms: BBC Introducing stage @ The Glasshouse, Gateshead. 12 noon. Free. Line-up inc. Abbie Finn Trio (2:50pm); Dilutey Juice (3:50pm); SwanNek (5:00pm); Rivkala (6:00pm).
Sat 27: Nomade Swing Trio @ Billy Bootlegger’s, Ouseburn, Newcastle. 2:00pm. Free.
Sat 27: Mississippi Dreamboats @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Sat 27: Milne-Glendinning Band @ Cafédral, Owengate, Durham. 9:00pm. £9.00. & £6.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event.
Sat 27: Theon Cross + Knats @ The Glasshouse, Gateshead. 10:00pm. £22.00. BBC Proms: BBC Introducing Stage (Sage Two). A late night gig.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Father's Day in New Orleans w. Haruka, Z2, Nobu Ozaki and Shouta

Haruka Kikuchi (trombone); Z2 (piano); Nobu Ozaki (bass).

Musicians face many hazards on gigs: Out of tune pianos, indifferent, even hostile audiences, impossible requests ... if you've gigged you can add many more to the list.

Today's trio had a hazard of their own - literally - in the form of Shouta, HK and Z2's lovable and yet precocious toddler. He caused mayhem! It didn't detract from the music but was, in itself, distracting. A cameo appearance would have been fine but, just as Haruka and Z wouldn't allow it on a proper live gig, a little goes a long way even on a livestream.


However, the music was, as ever, great and this time, enhanced by the addition of the socially distanced, face-masked, bassist Nobu Ozaki.

Sunday was an appropriate number to start with and the trombone sounded as beautiful as always - Kid Ory and Jack Teagarden rolled up in one! Rosetta and then Wabash Blues. The "bash" in Wabash came when it sounded as though Shouta had emptied the cutlery draw onto the kitchen floor!

Unperturbed, C Jam Blues followed then Haruka sneezed - the house could be quarantined! Way Down Yonder in New Orleans had Shouta running back and forward in between mummy's legs and, for once doing something useful like holding the plunger to the bell of the trombone.

It's Father's Day so Z2 played the appropriate Horace Silver tune for the occasion - Song For My Father. When I Grow Too Old To Dream had the plunger back in action.

Another number followed - I could sing it backwards but could I remember the title?*

Finally, I think, My Bucket's Got a Hole in it with Shouta "on piano" as well as attempting to destruct the bass.

What can I say that W.C. Fields hasn't said already?

Nevertheless, a splendid hour by my favourite trombone player.
Lance.
Louisiana Fairytale - thanks Patti!

1 comment :

Lance said...

Louisiana Fairytale - I should have got that one as I've been in a fairytale mood these past couple of days. Let me explain. When I was in New York in 2004, I looked in at Lincoln Center one afternoon in case there was any jazz happening. There wasn't so I crossed over to Central Park where they were shooting a Disney movie - Enchanted. I too was enchanted and watched the action. At one point I was so close I was sure I'd be on screen but, alas not. The film was shown again last Friday and I checked just to make sure. Once more, no joy - these film people just don't recognise talent!

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