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16542 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 422 of them this year alone and, so far, 29 this month (June 17).

From This Moment On ...

June

Mon 17: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Mon 17: ‘Tower of Power’ @ The Library Bar, Saddler St., Durham . 7:30pm.Free. A Durham University Jazz Society event. All welcome.

Tue 18: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Victoria & Albert Inn, Seaton Delaval. 12:30pm. £13.00. ‘Jazz, Sausage ‘n’ Mash’…’with Onion Gravy’!
Tue 18: Jam Session @ The Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free. House trio: Stu Collingwood, Paul Grainger, Tim Johnston.
Tue 18: Libby Goodridge & Ben Davies @ The Lost Wanderer, Leazes Park Road, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £6.00. Triple bill, inc. Goodridge & Davies (jazz).

Wed 19: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 19: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 19: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.

Thu 20: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 20 Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Brunswick Methodist Church, Newcastle. 2:00pm. £4.00. Note new venue!
Thu 20: Karine Polwart & Dave Milligan @ The Fire Station, Sunderland. 7:30pm. £29.00., £23.00. Folk/jazz duo.
Thu 20: Richard Herdman & Ray Burns @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Thu 20: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guests: Josh Bentham (tenor sax); Donna Hewitt (alto sax); Dave Archbold (keys); Dave Harrison (trumpet); Ron Smith (bass).

Fri 21: Alan Barnes with Dean Stockdale Trio @ The Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. SOLD OUT!
Fri 21: Joe Steels’ Borealis @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm. £8.00.
Fri 21: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 21: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 21: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 21: Soznak @ The Bike Garden, Nunsmoor, Newcastle NE4 5NU. 5:00-9:00pm. Free.
Fri 21: Errol Linton + Michael Littlefield & Scott Taylor (King Bees) @ Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle. 7:30pm. £20.00. Blues double bill.
Fri 21: Alan Barnes with the Dean Stockdale Trio @ Seventeen Nineteen, Sunderland. 7:30pm.
Fri 21: Strictly Smokin’ Big Band @ Alnwick Playhouse. 8:00pm. ‘Ella & Ellington’.
Fri 21: Mark Toomey Quartet @ Traveller’s Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. Opus 4 Jazz Club.

Sat 22: Jason Isaacs @ Stack, Seaburn SR6 8AA. 12:30-2:30pm. Free.
Sat 22: Abbie Finn Trio @ The Vault, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free.
Sat 22: Hejira: Celebrating Joni Mitchell @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 7:30pm (doors). £22.50.
Sat 22: Rockin’ Turner Bros. @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.

Sun 23: Paul Skerritt @ Hibou Blanc, Newcastle. 2:00pm.
Sun 23: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 2:00pm. Free.
Sun 23: Matt Carmichael @ St Mary’s Church, Wooler. 3:00pm. Carmichael (saxophone), Fergus McCreadie (piano), Charlie Stewart (fiddle). ‘Scottish jazz, folk-roots & landscape’ Wooler Arts: Summer Concerts.
Sun 23: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 23: Tweed River Jazz Band @ Barrels Ale House, Berwick. 7:00pm. Free.
Sun 23: Bede Trio @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Sun 23: Leeway @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Sun 23: Jazz Jam @ Fabio’s Bar, Saddler St., Durham. 8:00pm. Free. A Durham University Jazz Society event. All welcome.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Jaleel Shaw Trio live streaming from Bar Bayeux, NYC - Feb. 17/18

Jaleel Shaw (alto sax, soprano sax); Matt Brewer (double bass); Joe Dyson (drums) 

Another New York venue live streaming to the world. Bar Bayeux in Brooklyn presents jazz on a weekly basis and this online gig happened thanks to the generosity of those contributing from all around the globe with support from Keyed Up! and Arts Center at Duck Creek. Jaleel Shaw isn't unknown to BSH's Tyneside audience having appeared at Sage Gateshead in 2015. The Cookers were in town, on that occasion Shaw, the young gun, kept a relatively low profile. Not so this evening. Similarly, Matt Brewer was in John Escreet's band when it called in at Gateshead in 2010. Here at Bar Bayeux they were joined by drummer Joe Dyson. Boy! Can he play?! 

And so to the gig...7:30 EST, 12:30am GMT. Straight in with Shaw's Contemplation. Searing alto saxophone, superb support from Brewer and Dyson. Quite a start! From Shaw's composition in to Chick Corea's Steps. More killing stuff. This was Jaleel Shaw's gig but the man had the humility and presence of mind to remember Chick Corea and Milford Graves. Drummer Graves featured on Albert Ayler's Love Cry and Shaw's trio played it, the bandleader playing soprano sax. Shaw's Distant Images was written in memory of his grandmother who died five years ago, the composer remarking how time had flown. Sensitive playing all round, Brewer's resonant bass notes, Dyson's considered use of mallets. 

And so to the heart of the performance - All the Things You Are followed by Shaw's Flipside from his Optimism album released a couple of years ago. Shaw tiptoes over and around Jerome Kern's melody as Brewer walks him through it. Dyson joins his band mates, maintaining mood and tempo, Brewer soloing, Dyson (brushes) featured in an exchange with Shaw's alto. And so to Flipside. Wow! Stellar, mega, gargantuan, words cannot describe just how good this was. Shaw laid it down for other alto saxophonists to pick it up, if they're brave enough! Absolutely breathtaking. Shaw brilliant, just brilliant, checkout Dyson, Brewer nailing it. How to follow that? Duke Ellington's Take the Coltrane from Duke Ellington & John Coltrane. Live stream gig of the year.         
Russell      

1 comment :

Mike Farmer said...

Great to see reviews of New York City events. I hope to get over there again soon to check out the Jazz scene as things seem to be improving slightly. I was at the Malta Jazz Festival some time ago and Jaleel Shaw was playing alto in Tom Harrell's band and blew up a storm! Glad you got to see him at the Sage; when I'm able to travel I must visit the North East, Last time I was there to attend the Middlesborough Newport Jazz Festival in 1978---Cheers-Mike

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