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13,367 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 785 of them this year alone and, so far, 59 this month (June 16).

From This Moment On

JUNE

Thu 17: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead (8:30pm).

Fri 18: Jazz Jamaica @ Sage Gateshead (8:00pm).

Sat 19: Jude Murphy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle (8:00pm).

Sun 20 Knats @ The Globe, Newcastle (8:00pm). Advance booking essential: www.jazz.coop. SOLD OUT. Livestream available from £7.50.

Mon 21: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). POSTPONED!

Wed 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). POSTPONED!

Thu 24: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside 1:00pm).

Thu 24: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead (8:30pm).

Thursday, May 13, 2021

SNJO, Konrad Wiszniewski/Dewey Redman: Where Rivers Meet - May 13

Thursday, the second of four concert performances featuring a member of the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra. This evening's soloist, tenor saxophonist Konrad Wiszniewski, would be playing the music of Dewey Redman with artist Maria Rud once again ringside to capture the moment. 

Paul Towndrow arranged this evening's programme for hi fellow reedsman Wiszniewski and what a set it turned out to be! The first of three Redman compositions - Dewey's Tune - flew from the off, soloist and ensemble cookin' like nobody's business, Wiszniewski's sustained upper register attack a thing of beauty, only Pete Johnstone's piano solo offering any respite.  

Joie de Vivre maintained the pressure, the title of Redman's composition summing up this life-affirming event. To close an all-too-short performance in St Giles' Cathedral, Wiszniewski conjured an old school, rasping tenor sound on Ray Noble's The Very Thought of You. Part two of the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra's Where Rivers Meet project matched part one (Paul Towndrow). Part three (Friday) presents Martin Kershaw, alto saxophone, playing the music of Anthony Braxton. 
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Set list: Dewey's TuneJoie de VivreThe Very Thought of You

Jim Davison, James Copus; Christos Stylinades (trumpets); Kieran McLeod, Liam Shortall, Michael Owers (trombones); Konrad Wiszniewski, Martin Kershaw, Paul Towndrow, Tommy Smith MD, Bill Fleming (reeds); Pete Johnstone (piano); Calum Gourlay (double bass); Alyn Cosker (drums)   

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