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Josh Weir: I love the writing on bebop spoken here... I think the work you are doing is amazing.

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16590 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 483 of them this year alone and, so far, 29 this month (July 14).

From This Moment On ...

July

Tue 16: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Victoria & Albert Inn, Seaton Terrace, Seaton Delaval NE25 0AT. 12:30pm. £15.00 (tel: 0191 237 3697). Summer BBQ in the Beer Graden.
Tue 16: Jam session @ The Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free. House trio: Alan Law, Paul Grainger & Abbie Finn.

Wed 17: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 17: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 17: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.
Wed 17: John Pope & John Garner + Nisha Ramayya @ Cluny 2, Newcastle. 7:30pm (doors). £15.00. (£12.00. adv.). A Gem Arts Masala Festival event.

Thu 18 Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Brunswick Methodist Church, Newcastle NE1 7BJ. 2:30pm. £4.00.
Thu 18: Theo Croker @ The Glasshouse, Gateshead. 8:00pm.
Thu 18: Brad Linde’s Continentals @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Thu 18: Eva Fox & the Jazz Guys @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Thu 18: Ray Stubbs R&B All Stars @ The Mill Tavern, Hebburn. 8:00pm. Rhythm & blues.
Thu 18: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guest band: Darlington Big Band.

Fri 19: Luis Verde with the Dean Stockdale Trio @ The Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. SOLD OUT!
Fri 19: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 19: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 19: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 19: Luis Verde with the Dean Stockdale Trio @ Traveller’s Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. Opus 4 Jazz Club.
Fri 19: Zoë Gilby Trio @ Seventeen Nineteen, Hendon, Sunderland. 7:30pm.

Sat 20: Snake Davis & Helen Watson Duo @ Chopwell Community Centre NE17 7HZ. 7:30pm. £17.50.

Sun 21: Paul Skerritt @ Hibou Blanc, Newcastle. 2:00pm.
Sun 21: Salty Dog @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm.
Sun 21: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay. 3:00pm. Free. Sun 21: The Big Easy @ The White Room, Stanley. 5:00pm.
Sun 21: Ben Crosland Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 22: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

KSTV: Noah Stoneman, Daisy George, Will Cleasby - Feb. 11


Noah Stoneman (piano); Daisy George (bass); Will Cleasby (drums).

(Screenshots by Ken Drew)

It was a tough call tonight - hip-hop at Ronnie's or some swinging piano jazz at Smitty's? I flipped a coin and called "heads". Fortunately, it landed with the head of Queen Victoria showing so it mean't I didn't have to flip again.

Another ace trio tonight playing a great selection of standards from the Old and New Testament of Bop.

Ornette Coleman, whom many proclaimed as the New Messiah, provided The Blessing and it didn't take long before we got the message that tonight was going to be the jazz equivalent of the Sermon on the Mount or The Beatles at Shea Stadium. 

Bud Powell's Tempus Fugue-it was introduced by Cleasby as Tempus Fuggit which gave him the chance to say "let's hope we don't fug it up!"

Star Eyes, one of the truly great tunes whether sung by Carmen McRae or played by Charlie Parker - or, come to that, played by Noah Stoneman.

Everything Happens to me. That lyric (Tom Adair) - "I make a date for golf and you can bet your life it rains, I try to throw a party and the guy upstairs complains" is in a class of its own. Even without the words it's still a great number (Matt Dennis) and Stoneham's reading of the verse and his subsequent exploration of the harmonic possibilities were just (just?) magical!

A couple of Horace Silver's in the form of Pretty Eyes and Nica's Dream. In the former, Daisy George let us know that a woman's bass isn't just in the home but on a jazz gig as she served up as tasty a solo as  I've heard since the last time I heard her. On Nica's Dream, Daisy did the business again and Cleasby hit all the pots and pans - if his mask hadn't slipped I'd have sworn it was Elvin Jones reincarnated.

The set finished with a Monk tune that I know well - it wasn't Monk's Dream but it was of that ilk.

Another knock out session. Why anyone who reads BSH doesn't checkout KS is beyond me. Google YouTube Kansas Smitty's and you'll never (virtually) go home again!
Lance

1 comment :

Russell said...

A superb session. As Lance said, if you read BSH you really should checkout Kansas Smitty's!

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