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Monday, May 31, 2021

The Stage Door presents Dean Stockdale & Mick Shoulder - May 30

Dean Stockdale (piano); Mick Shoulder (double bass)

A new venue in Darlington. The Stage Door in Buckton's Yard is keen to try out jazz and on the evidence of this first gig featuring Dean Stockdale and Mick Shoulder there is the makings of a regular session. 

Pianist Dean and bassist Mick are key figures on the north east jazz scene and they delivered two sets of choice standards to an appreciative full house. From Have You Met Miss Jones? to Dean's wistful Another Time to a set-closing encore Somewhere Over the Rainbow, this proved to be a winning occasion. Our duo knew how to pitch the material to their audience - stay true to the melody, improvise as the mood takes, restate the theme, job done. 

A most enjoyable evening, what's more, the drinks on offer included more than acceptable whites and reds, and a decent range of bottled beers, Old Peculier, London Pride and Black Sheep. BSH will make a return visit to the Stage Door, that's for sure. Russell

Set list: Have You Met Miss Jones?Like Someone in Love;  The Nearness of YouGeorgia on My Mind;  It Could Happen to YouAnother TimeKelly's BluesNostalgia in Times Square;  They Can't Take That Away from MeMia's LullabyJoy SpringAutumn in New YorkTristeI Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to be Free; Somewhere over the Rainbow

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