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13823 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 42 of them this year alone and, so far, 42 this month (Jan. 12).

From This Moment On ...

January 2022

Sat 15: Elsadie & the Bobcats @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm..

Sun 16 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 16: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 16: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 16: Garner-Pope Duo @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.

Mon 17: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 19: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 19: Classic Swing @ Venue, Cramlington NE23 6UT. 1:00pm.
Wed 19: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 19: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 19: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 20: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 20: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 21: Emma Fisk & James Birkett @ The Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. POSTPONED!
Fri 21: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 21: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 21: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 21: John Law @ Durham Cathedral. 7:30pm. £20.00. POSTPONED!
Fri 21: Dean Stockdale Quartet @ Traveller’s Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. £8.00. Opus 4 Jazz Club.
Fri 21: Jude Murphy & Dan Stanley @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sat 22: East Coast Swing Band @ East Bedlington Community Centre. 7:30pm. £5.00.
Sat 22: MGB @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. The Milne-Glendinning Band.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Livestream @ Ronnie Scott's: Gilad Atzmon Quartet w. Sigamos String Quartet - Tribute to Charlie Parker

Gilad Atzmon (alto sax); Ross Stanley (piano); Yaron Stavi (bass); Chris Higginbottom (drums) + Sigamos String Quartet 

Not surprising that this was a tribute to Charlie Parker and, I guess, Gilad was as good a choice as any. The emphasis was on the Bird with Strings albums and the string quartet did add some additional colour to the proceedings.

Atzmon whizzed around the alto with the speed and eloquence of a swallow particularly on the quartet numbers such as Scrapple From the Apple and a number which may or may not have been My Little Suede Shoes. This latter tune had a sort of mystic, eastern feel to it and featured Chris on drums. Somewhere along the way we had a blast of Nature Boy.

Ross Stanley and Yaron Stavi kept a relatively low profile although, when the opportunity was presented  they took it.
A nice gesture was Gilad's kind words about fellow altoist, the late Peter King followed by a wild take on Now's the Time which I think Peter would have appreciated.

The stringers were Everything Happens to me; If I Should Lose You; April in Paris; What is This Thing Called Love?; I Didn't Know What Time it Was and Laura.

A worthy tribute and there's still a couple of days to go!
Lance

1 comment :

Ken D said...

What a great performance ! As a Gilad fan I really enjoyed this, despite being a Lockdown performance with no audience, and loved the strings which add an extra layer to this music. I'm pleased its been posted on YouTube - well worth a watch. https://youtu.be/ZN59YoOKwjo?t=52 (music starts at 1m40s )

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