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13,645 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1264 of them this year alone and, so far, 91 this month (Oct. 27).

From This Moment On ...


Wed 27: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 27: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 27: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 28: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 28: J Frisco @ Newcastle University. 1:15pm. ONLINE ONLY (YouTube).
Thu 28: ’58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 28: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 28: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 29: James Birkett & Bradley Johnston @ Gala Theatre, Durham. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Rendezvous Jazz @ Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.

Sun 31 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon..
Sun 31: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. .
Sun 31: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Jam session..
Sun 31: Spooky Jazz @ The Shed, Wylam Library..
6:00-7:30pm. Free, collection for Parkinson's UK.
Sun 31: Alison Rayner Quintet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.


Mon 01: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 03: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 03: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 03: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Wed 03: Washboard Resonators @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Jazz Rehearsed: Adrian Cox live streaming from Golden Gator Jazz Cub - Dec. 16

Adrian Cox (clarinet, vocals); Sven-Erik Lundeqvist (piano).
(Screenshots by Ken Drew). 

A new venture! Tonight's Jazz Rehearsed launched a new collaboration between Swedish and British jazz musicians. Londoner Adrian Cox flew to Malmö, or a nearby airport, to participate in a first Jazz Rehearsed live stream from the Golden Gator Jazz Club linking London and Malmö.
Start with the Gershwins -
 Oh, Lady Be Good! Cox first met pianist Sven-Erik Lundeqvist in October. They resolved to work together, tonight was the night. Facilitated by Golden Gator Jazz Club founder Cecilia Löfberg, our duo's performance gave the appearance of the partnership having played countless gigs together. The truth of the matter is they probably had a brief rehearsal earlier in the day. 

It Had to be You, then a first Cox vocal of the evening, The Sheik of Araby. Our man dropped in an the anecdote of Sidney Bechet recording the number in 1941 with what was, in effect, multi-tracking tracking technology...there's nowt new under the sun, as they say. More vocals from AC on Rockin' Chair, all the while Lundeqvist playing fantastic piano. 

Time for some conversation. Cox confessed his command of Swedish was non-existent as he chatted to Cecilia Löfberg. Fortunately, Ms Löfberg's English was better than Adrian's! Our Swedish host is an enthusiast and a 'mover-and-shaker'. Embracing the internet, hearing Cox live streaming, an exchange of emails, next thing Löfberg had set up this gig. 

More music...Tea for Two followed by I'll See You in My Dreams. What a player Lundeqvist is! The Swede probably practices stride piano for a couple of hours before breakfast. Cox recalled visiting Sweden during his mammoth Profoundly Blue tour and chose to play a number form those days, The Man I Love

Lundeqvist knocked out another tremendous solo on Makin' Whoopee before Cox closed the show by dedicating Runnin' Wild to this evening's host, Cecilia Löfberg. This first Jazz Rehearsed live stream worked a treat, the audio-visual presentation as good as anything over the last nine months or so. More to come in January, watch this space.  


Anonymous said...

That’s not Jazz Refreshed!

Russell said...

Thanks 'Anonymous', well spotted!

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