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Holly Cooper, Mouthpiece Music: "Lance writes pull quotes like no one else!"

Simon Spillett: A lovely review from the dean of jazz bloggers, Lance Liddle...

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

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16221 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 103 of them this year alone and, so far, 47 this month (Feb. 18).

From This Moment On ...

February 2024

Thu 22: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 22: Student Performances @ King’s Hall, Newcastle University. 4:00pm. Free. Inc. Remi Coulthard-Boardman (voice).
Thu 22: Crooners @ Darlington Hippodrome. 7:30pm. £30.00., £27.00., £24.00., £18.00.
Thu 22: Merlin Roxby @ Prohibition Bar,
Newcastle. 8:00pm. Ragtime piano. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Thu 22: Soznak @ The Schooner, South Shore Road, Gateshead. 8:00pm.
Thu 22: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guests Kevin Eland (trumpet); Josh Bentham (sax); Garry Hadfield (keys); Ron Smith (bass).
Thu 22: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Carlisle Jazz Club (Carlisle Rugby Club), Warwick Road, Carlisle CA1 1LW. 8.30pm. £10.

Fri 23: Mark Williams Trio @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm. £8.00.
Fri 23: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 23: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 23: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 23: Salty Dog Trio @ The Greenhouse, Tynemouth. 7:00pm. £8.00. (£6.00. adv.). CANCELLED!
Fri 23: Crooners @ The Maltings, Berwick upon Tweed. 7:30pm. £30.00., £28.00.
Fri 23: Strictly Smokin' Big Band w Dennis Rollins @ Glasshouse, Gateshead. 8:00pm.

Sat 24: NUJO Jazz Jam @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm (doors). Free (donations). A Newcastle University Jazz Orchestra event, all welcome.
Sat 24: Bradley Creswick’s Western Swingfonia @ Hexham Abbey, Hexham. 7:30pm. £15.00. A fundraiser for Hexham Abbey.
Sat 24: Papa G’s Troves @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.

Sun 25: Musicians Unlimited @ The Park Inn, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. Free.
Sun 25: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 2:30pm. Free.
Sun 25: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay Metro Station. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 25: Lindsay Hannon: Tom Waits for No Man + Lee Maddison @ Laurels, Whitley Bay. 4:00pm (3:30pm doors). £11.00., £8.80. inc. bf. SOLD OUT!
Sun 25: Bex Burch + Rachel Musson @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £11.00. Two solo performances. JNE.
Sun 25: Jazz Jam @ Fabio's, Saddler St., Durham. 8:00pm. Free. A Durham University Jazz Society event. All welcome.

Mon 26: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.

Tue 27: Ruth Lambert Quartet @ The Black Swan, Newcastle. 8:00pm (7:00pm doors). £12.00., £10.00. (adv.).

Wed 28: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 28: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 28: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

2021 Grammy Nominations (Jazz)

For full list of jazz nominations go to Jazz FM site here

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

  • Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah – Guinevere
  • Regina Carter – Pachamama
  • Gerald Clayton – Celia
  • Chick Corea – All Blues
  • Joshua Redman – Moe Honk

Best Jazz Vocal Album

  • Thana Alexa – Ona
  • Kurt Elling feat. Danilo Pérez – Secrets Are the Best Stories
  • Carmen Lundy – Modern Ancestors
  • Somi with Frankfurt Radio Big Band – Holy Room: Live at Alte Oper
  • Kenny Washington – What’s the Hurry

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

  • Ambrose Akinmusire – On the Tender Spot of Every Calloused Moment
  • Terri Lyne Carrington & Social Science – Waiting Game
  • Gerald Clayton – Happening: Live at the Village Vanguard
  • Chick Corea, Christian McBride & Brian Blade – Trilogy 2
  • Redman Mehldau McBride Blade – RoundAgain

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

  • Gregg August – Dialogues on Race
  • John Beasley – MONK’estra Plays John Beasley
  • Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band – The Intangible Between
  • John Hollenbeck with Theo Bleckmann, Kate McGarry, Gary Versace and the Frankfurt Radio Big Band – Songs You Like a Lot
  • Maria Schneider Orchestra – Data Lords

Best Latin Jazz Album

  • Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra – Tradiciones
  • Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra – Four Questions
  • Chico Pinheiro – City of Dreams
  • Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Aymée Nuviola – Viento Y Tiempo: Live at Blue Note Tokyo
  • Poncho Sanchez – Trane’s Delight

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

  • Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah – Axiom
  • Jon Batiste – Chronology of a Dream: Live at the Village Vanguard
  • Black Violin – Take the Stairs
  • Grégoire Maret, Romain Collin & Bill Frisell – Americana
  • Snarky Puppy – Live at the Royal Albert Hall

Best Instrumental Composition

  • Arturo O’Farrill – Baby Jack
  • Christian Sands – Be Water II
  • Alexander Desplat – Plumfield
  • Maria Schneider – Sputnik
  • Remy Le Boeuf – Strata

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

  • Hildur Guðnadóttir – Bathroom Dance
  • John Beasley – Donna Lee
  • Remy Le Boeuf – Honeymooners
  • Alvin Chea & Jarrett Johnson – Life Every Voice and Sing
  • Jeremy Levy – Uranus: The Magician

In the more general categories Jacob Collier picks up 3 nominations whilst Harry Connick Jr. and Robert Glasper are also in with a shout.

Lance

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