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Bebop Spoken There

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The Strictly Smokin' Big Band included Be Bop Spoken Here (sic) in their 5 Favourite Jazz Blogs.
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Postage

14378 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 597 of them this year alone and, so far, 2 this month (July 2).

From This Moment On ...

July

Sun 03 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 03: Smokin’ Spitfires @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 12:45pm.
Sun 03: Ruth Lambert & Martin Craggs @ The Exchange, North Shields. 1:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Abbie Finn Trio @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Wild Women of Wylam @ The Exchange, North Shields. 4:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 5:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Jazz Jam @ The Exchange, North Shields. 6:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Jeffrey Hewer Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 04: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 06: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 06: Michael Bublé @ Durham County Cricket Club, Chester le Street. Doors: 5:00pm.
Wed 06: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 06: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 06: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 07: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 07: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 3:00-5:00pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 07: Lara Jones + Echo Juliet @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm.
Thu 07: Thursday Night Prayer Meeting @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free admission (donations).
Thu 07: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 07: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 08: Alex Clarke Quartet @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall. 1:00pm. £7.00.
Fri 08: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 08: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 08: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.

Sat 09: Jazz Stage @ Mouth of the Tyne Festival: Zoë Gilby Duo (12 noon); Vieux Carré Jazzmen (1:35pm); Harmony Brass (3:10pm); Ruth Lambert Quartet (4:40pm). Outdoor stage adjacent to Tynemouth Priory.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

KSTV: Two Clarinets - May 15

(Screenshot by Ken Drew)
Adrian Cox (clarinet, vocals); Giacomo Smith (clarinet); Joe Webb (piano); Will Sach (double bass); Jason Brown (drums)

Two of the hottest clarinet players around, would they try to knock spots off one another? They could have done but, having played countless gigs together, this Kansas Smitty's session proved to be an excellent clarinet summit meeting of Mr Adrian Cox and Smitty's Main Man, Mr Giacomo Smith. Supported by an A-list rhythm section of pianist Joe Webb and London resident bass and drums, Will Sach and Jason Brown, we were to be treated to a swing-a-rooney of a set. 

Trading lines, appreciating one another's scintillating solos, Cox and Smith were in fine form. Sparkling work from both men on Beijinos set both tempo and standard for an hour's worth of top class musicianship. A couple of blues, including Blame it on the Blues, rooted the session in down home territory, Begin the Beguine offered a revealing insight to a musician's preference. Smith loves Artie Shaw's big hit, Cox doesn't. Smith played it, Cox didn't...

(Collage by Ken Drew)

Broken Windmill, as played by Bechet, reunited our clarinetists, and the old war horse, Strike Up the Band, concluded yet another  KSTV session. Next week (Saturday 22, 8:00pm) it's the music of the MJQ. Russell


Set list included: BeijinosBlame it on the BluesBegin the BeguineBroken WindmillStrike Up the Band

1 comment :

NeilC said...

Man they can blow , shut your eyes and you feel like you were in a 20's Jazz club they are all such accomplished musicians . The rhythm section of the brilliant and understated Jason Brown , Will Sach and the phenomenal Joe Webb augment and compliment the trading blows of Giacomo and Adrian .

A long long time ago when I started Senior School we had two years compulsory Music lesson including learning an instrument . If I had realised you needed four hands, or it felt like it, to play Clarinet I would have chosen something else but now I wish I had persevered .

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