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14250 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 469 of them this year alone and, so far, 69 this month (May 19).

From This Moment On ...

May.

Wed 25: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 25: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 25: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 25: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 26: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 26: Deep Pope + Garner & Pope @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm. £7.00.
Thu 26: 58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 26: Knats @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Thu 26: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Orchestra @ Arc, Stockton. 8:00pm.
Thu 26: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 26: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 27: Alice Grace Quartet @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Fergus McCreadie Trio @ The Witham, Barnard Castle. 7:30pm.

Sat 28: Whitley Bay Carnival: Northern Monkey Brass Band (1:00-1:45pm & 4:00-4:45pm); Baghdaddies (2:00-2:45pm & 5:00-5:45pm) @ Spanish City Plaza Arena, Whitley Bay. Northern Monkey Brass Band (2:30-2:45pm) @ Rainbow Corner (Marine Ave.), Whitley Bay.
Sat 28: Jack Logan & the Swing Section @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 29 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 29: Musicians Unlimited @ Hartlepool United Supporters’ Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 29: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 29: Groovetrain @ Tyne Bar, Newcastle. 4:00pm. Free.
Sun 29: Zoë Gilby Quartet @ Allendale Village Hall, Northumberland. 7:30pm.
Sun 29: Two of a Mind: Sue Ferris-Steve Summers Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.
Sun 29: Cedric Burnside @ Cluny, Newcastle. Superb Mississippi hill country blues!

Mon 30: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 31: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Stu Collingwood, Paul Grainger, Rob Walker.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Abbie Finn Trio: Live stream from the Globe - Nov. 22

Abbie Finn (drums); Harry Keeble (tenor sax); Paul Grainger (bass).

Over on BBC 4 it was the final of the Young Jazz Musician of the Year where five future stars strutted their stuff. Up here in Newcastle, the Jazz Co-op Sunday night series continued with a live stream by the Abbie Finn Trio causing me to wonder why Harry and Abbie weren't down at Cadogan - Paul's grey beard rendered him ineligible. Still, their loss, our gain.

Having heard the trio several times and the individuals many times there were no major surprises apart from learning that Abbie's middle name is Georgia and, coincidentally, she made this revelation after they'd played a beautifully languorous version of Hoagy Carmichael's tune of the same name.

A mix of standards and originals drawn mainly from their recent album Northern Perspective made for a most enjoyable hour plus.  

Remember, an Irving Berlin tune that Hank Mobley made his own and one which Harry too has stamped his name on. Love the full title of the song - You Forgot to Remember!

Ginnungagap (or something similar) is a Keeble original. He did explain the title but somebody forgot to remember to give him a mic! Still a good number.

Walkabout had the kind of feel the title implied as did Paul Grainger's Umlazi Morning which I thought was called One Lousy Morning - the dreamy head proved me wrong! 

Georgia on my Mind and the revelation of Abbie's middle name. She could form another band - The Georgia Finn Band would take the blues clubs by storm with a name like that!

Night and Day; North Meets South; Invitation and the encore, Tangerine. These were my Young Jazz Musicians of the Year - providing Paul invests in a barrel of Grecian 2000.

Sunday Night @ The Globe whether on line or on chair is fast becoming a byline for jazz in Newcastle and, maybe tomorrow, the world!

Next Sunday it's Happiness and Heartbreak!

Lance

1 comment :

Paul Grainger (on F/b) said...

Thanks for the review Lance. "Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you..."

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