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14250 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 469 of them this year alone and, so far, 69 this month (May 19).

From This Moment On ...

May.

Sat 21: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Market Place, Darlington. 11:00am - 3:00pm. All star line-up!
Sat 21: Elkie Brooks @ Whitley Bay Playhouse. 7:30pm.
Sat 21: Jools Holland’s R & B Orchestra @ The Hippodrome, Darlington. 7:30pm.
Sat 21: Milne-Glendinning Band @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 22 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 22: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 22: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 22: Abstract Orchestra plays J Dilla @ Wylam Brewery, Newcastle. 7:30pm. CANCELLED!
Sun 22: Panharmonia @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.

Mon 23: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 25: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 25: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 25: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 25: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 26: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 26: Deep Pope + Garner & Pope @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm. £7.00.
Thu 26: 58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 26: Knats @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Thu 26: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Orchestra @ Arc, Stockton. 8:00pm.
Thu 26: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 26: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 27: Alice Grace Quartet @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Fergus McCreadie Trio @ The Witham, Barnard Castle. 7:30pm.

Sat 28: Jack Logan & the Swing Section @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Friday, August 20, 2021

AF3 @ J's & B's - August 19

Abbie Finn (drums); Harry Keeble (tenor sax); Paul Grainger (double bass)

Drummer Abbie Finn's recently released Northern Perspective album formed the centre piece of this evening's concert at St James' and St Basil's Church. Arriving in the Newcastle suburb of Fenham shortly before the seven thirty start it struck your correspondent that the nights are drawing in...it'll soon be Christmas 'n' all that. 

The usual faces, and a few new ones, took their seats, no pews. Considering the venue, a bottle of Bishop's Finger seemed an appropriate choice. Paul Grainger's Umlazi Morning from Northern Perspective opened the show. Not so much a battle with, rather an acceptance of, the acoustics, the AF3 presented a set of album cuts and some perennial favourites. Band leader Abbie handled the announcements and the boys - Harry Keeble, tenor sax, Paul Grainger, bass - played their part in an entertaining evening. Tangerine, Recorda Me, Joe Henderson's Inner Urge (Abbie soloing), Beatrice, Harry's well-received Ginnungagap (inspired by Norse mythology and all that), a typically good Abbie Finn Trio performance. 

Tadd Dameron's Lady Bird always goes down well, as did another bottle of Bishop's Finger. The undemonstrative, if not understated, tenor playing of Harry Keeble caught the listeners' ear, a particular highlight being Harry's Garbarek-like introduction to Goodbye Pork Pie Hat. A good set, job done. Abbie has several gigs in the diary including a swift return to J's and B's with the Dean Stockdale Trio a week on Sunday (August 29) to play a gig in the spacious gardens, three o'clock start. Russell         

1 comment :

Abbie said...

There's a mingus big band version of pork pie with a Seamus Blake intro. Check it out :)

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