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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

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.

Mon 15: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Mon 15: Stu Collingwood Organ Trio @ Black Bull, Blaydon. 8:00pm. Blaydon Jazz Club.

Wed 17: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 17: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 17: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 17: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Adrian Cox and Dave Archer play Benny Goodman and Charlie Christian. Live stream from Kansas Smitty's - Nov. 17

Adrian Cox (clarinet/vocal); Dave Archer (guitar); Ferg Ireland (bass); Will Cleasby (drums) + Giacomo Smith (clarinet) & Joe Webb (piano).

The theme was Benny Goodman/Charlie Christian and who better to take up the challenge than Adrian and Dave?

Seven Come Eleven; Soft Winds; Rachel's Dream got things going. In the latter tune, named after Benny's daughter - when he remembered her name - included a quote by Adrian of Salt Peanuts which must have had BG turning in his grave!

Memories of You, so smooth, Till Tom Special, so swingy and a great drum solo.

The original Goodman version of Body and Soul didn't feature Benny singing but this didn't deter Adrian who knew the words and played brilliant clarinet!

Grand Slam was piano-less boogie-woogie and none the worse for that. Take a bow Dave Archer! This was almost rock 'n' roll only better.

I thought that it couldn't fly any higher and then... and then... and then... Joe Webb joined on piano and Giacomo made it a two clarinet front line. Most of the BG/CC recordings were sextet ones so this made it even more authentic.

Flying Home and Airmail Special - what a couple of swingers to finish on! But who won the clarinet crown - who would be crowned the King of Swing? Well I reckon that Adrian edged the former but it was Giacomo who scored on the latter number. Honours even - lets have a replay! I for one can't wait.

Lance.

1 comment :

Adrian Cox said...

Hey Lance, thanks for your review, so pleased you enjoyed it.....
I thought the same with the salt peanuts when I heard it on the record ha ha ha

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