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Rupert Burley (Dynamic Agency): "BSH just goes from strength to strength".

'606' Club: "A toast to Lance Liddle of the terrific jazz blog 'Bebop Spoken Here'"

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Postage

14264 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 483 of them this year alone and, so far, 83 this month (May 26).

From This Moment On ...

May.

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: Jam session @ Fabio's Bar, Durham. 8:00pm. A Durham Uni Jazz Soc event. All welcome.
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.

June

Wed 01: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 01: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 01: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 01: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Gilad Hekselman Trio live streaming from Small's, NYC - Feb. 8

Gilad Hekselman (guitar); Joe Martin (double bass); Obed Calvaire (drums) 

Small's in New York is, well, small. Quite how the place pays the rent and the musicians is something of a mystery. The live stream isn't new to the Greenwich Village venue, thousands of performances have been streamed and archived. Donations are encouraged and during the pandemic it has been noticeable that some gigs have been sponsored, anonymously, by generous souls. This evening's concert featured the Gilad Hekselman Trio. 

The first of Hekselman's two sets (two seperate 'houses') began at 5:00 EST (22:00 GMT). Faces covered, the trio kicked off with a tune reminiscent of Pat Metheny, lots of space, lots of time. Small's fixed-position cameras offer three or four different perspectives with little in the way of close-ups. The musicians' biographies run to several pages, suffice to say they've played with anyone and everyone on the contemporary NYC scene. A second number sounded familiar; angular, fractured, seamlessly in and out of a swing time feel, bluesy. At its conclusion Hekselman picked up the mic to say 'hello'. The number just happened to be Scoville from Trio Grande. Yep. 

It Will Get Better in ballad form from 2017's Ask for Chaos could be a song for our times! Looking across at the house MC, Hekselman asked how much time they had. Two more the reply. At times intense, full-on concentration, from time to time heads up grooving, the Gilad Hekselman Trio is one to catch - in NYC or at your local jazz club. If not this year, next. As the man said: It will get better.     
Russell     

2 comments :

Mike Farmer said...

Smalls is awesome and I get a weekly e-mail from the owner Spike Wilner which gives the week's forthcoming events and gives you an insight into the ups and downs of running a jazz club in New York City. Recently my son in Melbourne gave me as a Xmas gift a years subscription to Smalls archives which gives me over 4000 jazz show videos. When we can all travel again that will be one of first places I'll be visiting.

Russell said...

Mike, I'll see you there!

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