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14438 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 716 of them this year alone and, so far, 13 this month (August 6).

From This Moment On ...

August

Mon 08: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Mon 08: Central Bar Quintet plays John Jenkins with Kenny Burrell @ Central Bar, Gateshead. 7:30pm. Concert performance (featuring Giles Strong) + jam session. £5.00 (free admission to sitters-in).

Tue 09: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Mark Williams, Katy Trigger, King David Ike-Elechi.
Tue 09: Abbie Finn Trio @ Forum Music Centre, Darlington. 7:30pm.

Wed 10: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 10: Castillo Nuevo @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 5:30-8:30pm.
Wed 10: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 10: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 10: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 11: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 11: Baghdaddies @ Cumberland Arms, Newcastle. Time TBC.
Thu 11: Indigo Jazz Voices: Little Big Band Special @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:45pm. POSTPONED!
Thu 11: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm. Guests Donna Hewitt (sax) Josh Bentham (sax) Garry Hadfield (keys).

Fri 12: Ben Gilbert Trio @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall. 1:00pm.
Fri 12: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 12: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 12: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.

Sun 14: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 14: Tees Valley Jazzmen @ Hammer & Pincers, Preston le Skerne. 1:00pm.
Sun 14: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ West Park, South Shields. 2:00pm.
Sun 14: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 14: Anth Purdy @ Blues & Bourbon, Newcastle. 4:00pm. Free.
Sun 14: Castillo Nuevo @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 5:30-8:30pm.
Sun 14: Sunday Night Am Jam Special @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Note start time.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Album review: Raphaël Pannier Quartet - Faune


Raphaël Pannier (drums/arr/comp); Miguel Zenón (alto sax); Aaron Goldberg (piano); Francois Moutin (bass) + Giorgi Mikadize (classical piano tks. 4 & 8).

Paris-born, Berklee graduate Pannier, now based in NYC, combines with alto saxist Zenón to produce that rarely successful hybrid - the marriage of jazz and classical music. Most dalliances of this nature fail because the opposing factions don't usually like what the other side brings to the table.

I'd like to think this compelling albums proves to be the exception, it certainly works for me. 

The classical element is, not surprisingly, most obvious in the two tracks with renowned concert pianist Mikadize on piano - Messiaen's Le Baiser de l'Enfant Jesus and Ravel's Forlane - proof, if proof were needed, that, like Lady Macbeth (according to Ellington), Ravel did have "a little ragtime in his soul". 

However, jazzman Goldberg can also perform outside of the box and he too proves his versatility.

Zenón, as well as taking on the role of MD, wails with passion and punch. On Ornette's Lonely Woman he creates a scenario that befits the title of the tune. On Midtown Blues, one of seven Pannier originals, he hits it out of the park.


Moutin provides support both harmonically and melodically as well as stepping into the unknown on the freer sections. Pannier is simply très magnifique his studies with Terri Lyne Carrington at Berklee giving him the foundation to be the powerful and yet sensitive drummer he is today.

A perfect album you might think - well er no. Music 5/5, cover design 0/5!

Lance

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1 comment :

Lance said...

Ann Braithwaite of Braithwaite & Katz Communications has contacted me to explain that the sub-standard album cover was sent out to the press in advance of the actual official release.

We apologise but can only comment on what we see.

Happy 21st birthday Ann from a couple of days back. As I say, we only comment on what we see...

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